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Area women: No. 8 Washington volleyball bounced by top-ranked Nebraska in Elite 8

Andie Malloy had 15 kills, Kadie Rolfzen added 10 and top-ranked Nebraska swept No. 8 Washington (25-16, 25-10, 25-21) in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship tournament in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday.

Crissy Jones led the Huskies (29-4) with nine kills. Bailey Tanner had 23 assists.

Washington has been eliminated by defending champion Nebraska the past two seasons in the NCAAs and falls to 4-6 all-time in Elite Eight matches. The Dawgs made it to the Regional rounds for the fifth year in a row, one of only five teams with an active streak of that length.

“Tough match obviously for us,” said second-year Head Coach Keegan Cook. “I thought Nebraska executed extremely well right out of the gate on both sides of the ball and hit assignment after assignment. We were a little slow out of the gate and it continued into the second set. They played well and there’s not much you can do about that except for weather the storm. I’m very proud of our performance in the third set, being able to come back and play a competitive set.”

Nebraska (30-2) limited Washington to just 26 points in the first two sets, taking the opener handily before winning the first nine rallies of set two. The Huskers tied a school record with their 10th consecutive postseason victory and kept their hopes alive for back-to-back national titles.

Whitworth 86, Louisiana College 80: Grace Douglas scored 21 points, Jessica Thoens had 18 and Madison Moffat added 16 and the Pirates beat at the Wildcats at the Kim Evanger Raney Classic in Walla Walla.

CC Spokane 61, Skagit Valley 55: Bri King scored 16 points, Molly Webster had 11 and Shaye Swannack added 10 and the Sasquatch topped the Cardinals at the Everett Holiday Classic.

The Sasquatch face the Big Bend/Green River winner on Sunday at noon in the consolation bracket finale.

North Idaho 64, NIC alums 62: Giavanna Sorn scored 17 points, while Whitney Meier and Cierra Dvorak added 10 points apiece, and the Cardinals edged a group of NIC alumni all-stars.

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