Volleyball final will be battle of bests

Top teams Penn State and Texas advance to face off in national championship

Updated: December 18, 2009, 9:51 AM ET
By Anna K. Clemmons | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Some might call it redemption; others might call it "Destinee."

Powered by senior outside hitter Destinee Hooker, second-seeded Texas plowed through 11-seed Minnesota in three sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-15) at St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday night, erasing the memory of last year's semifinal exit against Stanford. The Longhorns' three-set sweep of the Golden Gophers demonstrated their depth going into the championship battle with undefeated, two-time defending champion 1-seed ...

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