NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament: Washington, USC fall in Elite 8

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The Pac-12 had two chances to punch a ticket to the Final Four Saturday, but unfortunately neither USC or Washington were able to keep the dream alive. 


Washington's fantastic season ended just short of the Final Four as the fifth-seeded Huskies lost to Nebraska 3-1 Saturday in Lexington, Kentucky. The Huskies dropped the opening set 25-17 but rebounded in the second with a 25-21 victory to tie things up. The Huskies fell in the third and fourth sets 25-20 and 25-21 to have their season come an end with a 31-3 record.


USC rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set, but lost to Kansas 3-2 Saturday in San Diego. The top-seeded Trojans started slow in the first two sets, losing 25-18 and 25-21 but came alive in the third and fourth sets with 25-22 and 25-19 wins. The Trojans built a 13-9 lead in the fifth set, but couldn't hang on and dropped the final set 15-13.