Posted On: 06/21/18 5:15 PM

ORLANDO - Apparently Nebraska Elite 15 Revolution coach Andrew Wehrli knew something nobody else did as his team began play in the 15 Open Division of the AAU National Championship in Orlando. 

Revolution, which came into the tournament as the #12 overall seed, played its best volleyball of the year when it mattered most and reached the national championship match before falling to Sports Performance 15 Elite (the same group that won the 14 Open national title last year) in the finals. Revolution's second-place finish is the best finish by a Nebraska team in an Open Division at a national championship tournament since 2015, when Nebraska Elite 16 Vici won it all in Orlando.

Revolution's run to the championship match may have surprised many, but not Wehrli.

"I knew we were going to do something special in Orlando," the Omaha Duchesne head coach said. "Ww had a month of really great practices leading up to it. I'm really proud of this group of kids. It was fun to see the way they battled all tournament. They fought for each other. This is a testament of teamwork. Every player contributed on and off the court."

After winning its first six matches

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