OMAHA — Eying their second national title in four seasons, the Texas volleyball team came up short on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.
Facing a Nebraska squad that was energized by a spirited home crowd, the Longhorns fell in three games, 23-25, 23-25, 21-25.
In game one, Texas gave away five points on service errors.
In game two, Texas went ahead 21-20 after ripping off four points in a row. That forced Nebraska to call timeout, and the Cornhuskers scored four of the next five points. The final point came when Texas’ Paulina Prieto Cerame hit a ball long.
Texas opened game three up 3-0 and led 13-12 before Nebraska went on a 5-0 run.
Nebraska (32-4) wins its fourth NCAA title and its second against Texas (1995).
Texas finishes the season 30-3.
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