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Ogallala Exhibition Match, 4.23.16

Nebraska fans packed in to see the Huskers take on Colorado for a spring exhibition match on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Prairie View School in Ogallala.

By now it’s nearly automatic that for its only spring volleyball match of the season the Nebraska volleyball team is going to hit the road and share its program with one of the cities away from its home in Lincoln.

So then it comes down to who has gotten the Huskers to come to their city. This year, Kearney and the new Kearney High gym won.

The Huskers announced on Wednesday that they’ll play their only spring match April 22 at Kearney High School. The match against Colorado State will begin at 3 p.m.

Colorado State had a 21-9 record last season and reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Two players from the state of Nebraska, Olivia Nicholson from North Platte and Amanda Young from Gretna, are on the Colorado State team.

Approximately 2,000 tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday (in-person only) at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Expo Center. Tickets are $10 for ages 2 and older. All tickets must be paid for in cash. There will be a limit of four tickets sold per person, and you must be 16 or older with an ID in order to purchase tickets.

Doors to the match will open at 1:30 p.m. The Huskers will sign autographs for one hour following the match.

Last year, Nebraska played its spring match in Ogallala. In previous years the Huskers have played in Grand Island, Wayne and Norfolk.

Before spring volleyball begins, the Huskers will play their fifth season of beach volleyball beginning with a home match against Missouri Baptist on March 8 at the Hawks Championship Center indoor sand court. That match will be closed to the public because of space limitations. The Huskers will then travel to Hawaii and Arizona for beach matches from March 16-24.

Brent C. Wagner

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Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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