Lopers volleyball advances, Cooper has surgery today

9th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney had a season-high 72 kills, to edge 22nd-ranked Augustana in the first round of the D-II Central Region Tournament Thursday night in St. Paul, Minn. 
They’ll face defending national champion and top ranked Concordia-St. Paul (31-1), tonight at 8:00 p.m.  
24th ranked  Wayne State was defeated by #15 Minnesota Duluth 3-1 in the same Regional Tournament . Wayne State ends the season with a 23-10 record. 
Nebraska-Omaha plays their first round regional game today against Truman State at 2:30. 
It’s the final regular season home match for the Husker volleyball team tomorrow, they’ll host Texas Tech. 
Middle blocker Kori Cooper will undergo knee surgery today.  She was hurt Wednesday at Texas.  Jordan Wilberger a redshirt freshmen will take Cooper’s spot.