Fourth-seeded Nebraska closed out Northern Iowa in a 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-16, 25-21) Friday night at the NU Coliseum to punch its ticket to the Omaha Regional.
Nebraska (25-6) has now advanced to the Sweet 16 in 29 of their 31 all-time trips to the postseason. The Huskers recorded their fourth sweep in the last five matches.
Morgan Broekhuis led the Huskers with 10 kills on 16 swings for a .625 hitting percentage. Gina Mancuso and Hannah Werth each had nine kills while Hayley Thramer recorded eight. Meghan Haggerty notched a career-high four aces as Lara Dykstra led Nebraska defensively with 13 digs.
The Huskers hit .371 as a team, holding Northern Iowa to a .191 hitting percentage. NU out-blocked UNI 5-4 and held a 41-38 advantage in team digs.
The Huskers will face the winner of the first and second rounds in Seattle next weekend.