Houston Volleyball is on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in style.
The Cougars won a five-set thriller over South Dakota on Friday, which included a wild rally in the fourth set. Junior and two-time American Athletic Conference Libero of the Year Kate Georgiades made a herculean effort to keep the ball in play, which helped her team secure the point.
WHAT A RALLY 😱 @UHCougarVB pic.twitter.com/OhwuGCpWCz— ESPN (@espn) December 3, 2022
WHAT A RALLY 😱 @UHCougarVB pic.twitter.com/OhwuGCpWCz
In case you needed another angle (because we definitely did) @kate_george17 is unreal 😱 pic.twitter.com/9hmnRknbFl— Houston "Cardiac Coogs" Volleyball (@UHCougarVB) December 3, 2022
In case you needed another angle (because we definitely did) @kate_george17 is unreal 😱 pic.twitter.com/9hmnRknbFl
South Dakota would wind up winning the fourth set, forcing a fifth. Houston won the fifth set 15-11, granting them their first NCAA Tournament win since 1994. This is the team’s first appearance in the tournament since 2000.
The Cougars will next play Auburn, who stunned No. 4-seed Creighton in the first round for just its second postseason win in school history.