No. 13 BYU women’s volleyball team loses to No. 4 Nebraska

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The BYU women’s volleyball team returns to Provo defeated by No. 4 Nebraska in a tight game played at the University of Kentucky.

Ari Davis
Alexa Gray serves the ball during the NCAA tournament game against Ohio. Gray made 18 kills and 15 digs in the game against Nebraska on Dec. 11. (Ari Davis)

Nebraska won all three sets 26-24, 25-17 and 25-23.

“Congrats to Nebraska on a well-played match and for advancing,” head coach Heather Olmstead said. “I’m so proud of our team and these girls and their fight. I think we struggled to bounce back after that close first set loss. We couldn’t seem to get it going the way we had all season.”

Alexa Gray was a vital asset throughout the game. She made 18 kills that night which was the most kills made between the two teams. Gray also made the second highest amount of digs which was 15 and only three digs behind libero Ciara Parker. Camry Godfrey Willardson led the team with 20 set assists for her teammates.

Both teams made 136 total attacks throughout the game, but BYU only made 45 kills and Nebraska made 51. Nebraska also made 10.5 blocks, whereas BYU made seven.

It was a hard loss for the BYU as it ends another exciting season for the women’s volleyball program. This was the last game for three seniors and starters on the team — Alexa Gray, Ciara Parker and Camry Godfrey Willardson.

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