The Louisville volleyball team has a chance to make history in a couple of different ways on Saturday. With a win, the Cardinals would be the first ACC team to ever win a national championship, and Dani Busboom Kelly would become the first female head coach to win a national volleyball title. Louisville has never played in the final game until this season and is the first ACC program to do so as well. Only one team stands in the way, Texas. With that being said, here’s everything you need to know about the matchup with the #1-overall seed Longhorns.
National Championship Bound 🏆
— Louisville Volleyball (@LouisvilleVB) December 16, 2022
Louisville Stats Leaders through 33 Matches:
- Kills: Claire Chaussee (440)
- Assists: Raquel Lazaro (1,124)
- Blocks: Amaya Tillman (164)
- Digs: Elena Scott (461)
- Sets played: Claire Chaussee, Aiko Jones, Elena Scott (116)
- Service aces: Aiko Jones (44)
#1 Texas (27-1) Preview:
Match Info: Saturday, Dec. 17th; 8:00 PM @ CHI Health Center (Omaha, NE)
Overview: The top-ranked Longhorns come into the match with the nation’s most efficient offense, swinging at a .339 clip. Texas’ only loss of the season came on the road against Iowa State back in October. The program is looking for its first national championship since 2012; the Longhorns have fallen short in the last five Final Four appearances.
— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) December 16, 2022
Key Wins: #3 San Diego, #10 Ohio State, #16 Marquette, #5 Stanford, #8 Minnesota, #17 Baylor
Players to watch: OH Logan Eggleston (388 kills & 161 digs), MB Asjia O’Neal (199 kills & 114 blocks), L Zoe Fleck (428 digs), OH Madisen Skinner (332 kills)