OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kentucky will play for its first national championship in women’s volleyball after beating Washington in four sets in the NCAA semifinals. The second-seeded Wildcats will play Saturday against No. 4 Texas.
The Wildcats lost a set for the first time in the tournament and came from six points down to win the third. But their nation-leading offense was in top form in the fourth set and kept sixth-seeded Washington from continuing its improbable run in the tournament.
Samantha Drechsel led the Huskies with 18 kills. Ella May Powell had 41 assists. Those two are first-team All-America.
Washington ends the season 20-4.