No. 1 Texas (27-1) and No. 4 Louisville (31-2) will face each other in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament National Championship match on Saturday at CHI Health Center. Texas Longhorns is coming to this game with a 3-1 record against Louisville Athletics. However, Louisville won when both teams met last in the 2019 NCAA Regional Semifinal. Both teams met first in the 1994 postseason where Texas emerged victorious. They played again in 2012, where Longhorns won in five sets. Here is everything that you need to know to watch NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball National Championship live online on TV channels, preview, and more.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska
TV Channel: ESPN2
Live Streams: Watch Here
Louisville vs Texas Volleyball National Championship Preview & Analysis
Both teams have great players who helped their side reach this stage. Let’s take a look at high-performing rosters from both sides.
They performed well against San Diego and will be relying on below players mentioned in this title game. Madison Skinner led against San Diego with 17 kills hitting .394 and adding four digs and three blocks. The AVCA National Player of the Year, Logan Eggleston, finished with 16 kills, five blocks, nine digs, and one ace while Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres registered 46 assists, four kills, 11 digs, and two blocks.
Longhorns have the services of seven players from the 2021 squad, including some familiar faces like Logan Eggleston, Asjia O’Neal, and Molly Phillips. Out of those seven, three have won All-Big 12 players. Top-50 ranked Emma Halter, Devin Kahahawai Singletary, Gatorade State Players of the Year. Moreover, they have three players who have received All-America recognition as well. Zoe Fleck, Madisen Skinner, and Kayla Caffey.
Date, Start Time, and Venue
The National Championship of NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball is scheduled to take place at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The game will start at 8 p.m. ET.
Where to Watch NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball National Championship?
Fans can enjoy the live match through the following TV channels:
Live Television Channels
How to watch Louisville Cardinals vs Texas Longhorns Live online?
The NCAA Women’s Volleyball game is available on ESPN 2 cable network and since ESPN 2 is offering live broadcasts in the United States, fans in the United States can watch the game live online on the WatchESPN app. The other option is ESPN+ which will have the ESPN 2 coverage live online but it also requires a provider account to authenticate.
The Women’s Volleyball fan can also watch the live stream of the DI Nation Championship on an OTT service. In the United States, Most OTTs offer ESPN 2 streaming. The fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, and YouTube TV are the most popular and recommended OTTs in the United States.
Records Heading to the National Championship
Louisville Cardinals Women’s Volleyball (31-2-0) beat Pittsburgh Panthers in a five-set match (25-18, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 15-2) in the semi-final and became the first ACC team to make it to the title match.
Texas Longhorns Women’s Volleyball (27-1-0) progressed after beating San Diego in four sets with 26-28, 25-16, 25-18, 25-20, and has made its ninth NCAA National Championship match appearance with a 109-36 record in the NCAA Tournament.