"Yeah, she definitely should stick to volleyball," teammate Briana Holman said in a lighthearted Huskers locker room after a heart-pounding 3-2 victory over Penn State on Thursday in the national semifinals.
Nebraska is now 8-3 in NCAA tournament matchups with Penn State, but this was the first time the Huskers beat the Nittany Lions at the final four.
Leave it to Foecke, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter from West Point, Iowa, to view a dire circumstance as a perfect opportunity.
Foecke acknowledged that despite her seemingly carefree confidence, the thought that ran through her mind when Nebraska climbed all the way back -- and even saved a match point -- to prevail 28-26 in the fourth set was relief.
It was the seventh consecutive time Nebraska has beaten Penn State, and this one ended the college careers of a great group of Nittany Lions seniors, including Simone Lee.
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