Oregon rallies to top Neb, advance to NCAA semis

ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Published:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Alaina Bergsma had 23 kills in a dominating performance, and fifth-seeded Oregon advanced to the NCAA semifinals in Louisville, Ky., next week with a four-set victory over fourth-seeded Nebraska in the Omaha Regional final Saturday night.

The Ducks lost the first set 15-25, then won the next three 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 before 9,382 red-clad fans at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Bergsma, the Pac 12 player of the year, had only two errors on 49 swings and hit .429. She was named the regional's Most Outstanding Player.

Ariana Williams added 13 kills and Katherine Fischer 12 for the Ducks (29-4), who were playing in their first regional final.

Gina Mancuso and Morgan Broekhuis had 16 kills apiece for Nebraska (26-7).