Local volleyball stars in Final Four

Three local volleyball stars are playing the NCAA Final Four this weekend. Assumption alum Kenzie Maloney plays for the University of Nebraska while Sacred Heart alum Paige Hammons and Assumption alum Allie Gregory play for the University of Florida.

Nebraska 3, Penn State 2

The Cornhusker upset Penn State 25-18, 23-25, 24-26, 28-26, 15-11 in a thriller in the first semifinal game. Maloney played in all five sets and recorded 21 digs, the second most on the team.

Florida 3, Stanford 2

The Gators defeated Stanford 25-22, 25-21, 18-25, 18-25, 15-10 in a thrilling second semifinal game. Gregory played in all five sets and had 10 digs. Hammons also played in each game and recorded one kill, two aces, and seven digs.

Gregory and Hammons Gators will square off with Maloney and Nebraska in the NCAA title game Friday night at 9 p.m. EST.