Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange earned the Huskers' first victory on Thursday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

No. 9 Huskers Open Season with 4-1 Loss to No. 4 Florida State

By NU Athletic Communications
Chula Vista, Calif. - The No. 9 Nebraska sand volleyball team completed the first match in school history on Thursday afternoon as the Huskers fell to No. 4 Florida State 4-1 at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.

Nebraska's No. 1 tandem of Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange recorded the first match victory for Nebraska, edging Florida State's Fatma Yildirim and Aurora Davis 19-21, 21-19, 15-7.

Hayley Thramer and Amber Rolfzen fell to Katherine Plessy and Melanie Pavels 18-21, 22-20, 12-15. Kadie Rolfzen and Morgan Broekhuis dropped two sets to Jace Pardon and Marija Milosavljevic 17-21, 16-21.

Cecilia Hall and Kelsey Fien dropped their dual to Sarah Wickstrom and Mallory Kiley 13-21 in both sets, while Kristina Pellitteri and Stephanie Pellitteri defeated Alicia Ostrander and Sheridan Zarda 12-21 and 15-21.

The Huskers will take on No. 1 Pepperdine this evening at 5 p.m. CT.

Florida State 4, Nebraska 1
No. 1 NU Kelsey Robinson/Alexa Strange def. FSU Fatma Yildirim/Aurora Davis, 19-21, 21-19, 15-7
No. 2 FSU Melanie Pavels/Katherine Plessy def. NU Hayley Thramer/Amber Rolfzen, 21-18, 20-22, 15-12
No. 3 FSU Jace Pardon/Marija Milosavljevic def. NU Kadie Rolfzen/Morgan Broekhuis, 21-17, 21-16
No. 4 FSU Sarah Wickstrom/Mallory Kiley def.  NU Cecilia Hall/Kelsey Fien, 21-13, 21-13
No. 5 FSU Stephanie Pellitteri/Kristina Pellitteri def. NU Alicia Ostrander/Sheridan Zarda, 21-12, 21-15


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