The Americans are dealing with a couple of injuries: "I look back and our substitute box is getting very lonely back there."
Former Husker Jordan Larson had 12 kills in helping lead the Americans to a 25-19, 25-20, 17-25, 20-25, 15-12 triumph.
TOKYO (AP) — The expected Olympic showdown between the top two women's volleyball teams in the world turned out to be a one-sided affair.
The Americans stunned top-ranked China with a 29-27, 25-22, 25-21 sweep Tuesday in pool play.
The top-ranked Americans beat No. 16 Argentina 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 in Tokyo with former Huskers Jordan Larson and Justine Wong-Orantes in the starting lineup.
“To have three of the 12 players for two Olympics in a row is pretty epic for a volleyball program. Think about that, that’s one quarter of the team.”
The former Husker and three-time All-American helped the U.S. win a world championship in 2014, silver medal in 2012 and a bronze medal in 2016
The list: Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson, Justine Wong-Orantes, Sarah Pavan, Beatriz Padron, Amber Neben and Keisei Tominaga.
The U.S. brought in players to challenge Wong-Orantes in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics. One by one, the former Husker earned her place.
College volleyball recruiting is back in full force after a slowdown of more than 14 months due to COVID-19.
In addition to some hardware, the Americans were awarded $1 million in prize money.
Former Husker Kelsey Robinson had seven kills, including five in the opening set, to help lead the United States to a 25-21, 25-23, 25-20 win …
The U.S. team, which includes former Huskers Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson and Justine Wong-Orantes, went 14-1 in the preliminary round.
A four-set win against Turkey on Monday marked a 12-0 start for the Americans, which includes three former Huskers.
It’s another impressive Olympic cycle for the Nebraska volleyball program, with three of the 12 players on the roster being Nebraska alums.
The team rosters three former Huskers: Jordan Larson, Kelsey Robinson and Justine Wong-Orantes.
Three ex-Huskers are on the U.S. roster for the six-week tournament.
Larson, Kelsey Robinson and Justine Wong-Orates will try to help the U.S. defend its title at the FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Rimini, Italy.
Part of a star-studded Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame class, Jeff Bellar puts a COVID-19 season in perspective.
The 2020 Nebraska High School Hall of Fame class will be inducted Oct. 4 at Lincoln East High School.
When right-side hitter Riley Zuhn suffered a season-ending injury last week with a broken bone in her foot, the Huskers entered the caution zone.
"Basketball didn’t cut back, why are we cutting back? Football didn’t cut back, why are we cutting back?"
While Nebraska was able to practice last weekend, it’s not the same experience you’d get from playing Wisconsin, the No. 1 team in the nation.
Serve-receive held the Huskers back in some matches during the 2019 season, and it probably needs to take a step up for the Huskers this season.
One of the biggest names around the Nebraska volleyball scene is at the point in her life where she can “kind of do what I want.” Her next act? Indiana.