No. 16 Stanford (H) def. No. 6 Nebraska, 25-19, 12-25, 25-21, 25-23
Sophomore libero Elena Oglivie (‘Iolani) with 20 digs for the Cardinal
Sophomore defensive specialist Keonilei Akana (Kamehameha) with 7 digs and an ace for the Huskers.
Florida State (H) def. No. 14 Florida, 24-26, 26-15, 25-19, 25-20
From FSU: In a match that was dedicated to the late Seminole legend Brianna Barry, and with several pre-match tributes inspiring the crowd, the Seminoles (7-2) channeled that energy and gave their most impressive performance of the season on Wednesday. Florida State’s victory snaps a four-match losing streak to the Gators (4-4). The last time the Seminoles defeated Florida was in 2016.
Barry, who was an assistant at George Washington, died in June. No cause was given for the 33-year-old’s death but it was well-known that she was struggling after the death of her husband last year from COVID. Barry was the focal point of the evening, with several family and friends in town and a full gym to honor her tremendous life. A 2 ½ minute video tribute began the night, followed by a “donut toast” to honor her favorite sweet treat.
From there, two banners were revealed to retire her jersey as well as induct her into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame. Her family was honored on the court with a framed jersey and medallion.
Barry is just the second Seminole volleyball player to have her jersey retired, joining Gabrielle Reece.
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No. 5 Louisville (H) def. No. 8 Kentucky, 17-25, 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9