Nebraska volleyball match at Creighton shatters NCAA attendance record
Nebraska volleyball is some of the best in the country, and Wednesday provided another thrilling match between the Cornhuskers and Creighton.
That top-25 matchup went to 5 sets, but the bigger story of the evening was a record-breaking crowd in attendance in Omaha. The number of attendees for the big match checked in at 15,797, the largest attended regular-season match in NCAA history.
Amazingly, the 13 most-attended regular season matches in history have one common thread. The Huskers have been involved in each match.
Record: shattered. 🤯
The LARGEST regular season volleyball crowd in @NCAA history.
1️⃣5️⃣,7️⃣9️⃣7️⃣ fans pic.twitter.com/8Gu9yyYf5g
— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) September 7, 2022
Here’s a glimpse at the scene from Wednesday night:
I can safely guess that the NCAA’s regular season attendance record for volleyball has been broken tonight.
Just need an official number. pic.twitter.com/60K7mXxocf
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) September 7, 2022
As for the match, Nebraska built a 2-0 lead and came close to sweeping the match 3-0 before dropping the third set, 27-25. Creighton battled back to even the match and send it to a decisive 5th set.
The Huskers eventually took over in the 5th set and clinched the match with a 15-9 win. Whitney Lauenstein was named the Big-Time Performer of the match with a career-best 25 kills in the win.
— NCAA Women's Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) September 8, 2022