Chula Vista, Calif.- The Nebraska sand volleyball team continued its first day of competition on Thursday at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center as the No. 9 Huskers dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 1 Pepperdine.
Nebraska's No. 1 team of Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange fell to Pepperdine's top duo of Lilla Fredrick and Kim Hill 21-23, 14-21. Hayley Thramer and Amber Rolfzen dropped a two-set match to Lara Dykstra and Caitlin Racich 15-21, 11-21.
Kadie Rolfzen and Morgan Broekhuis fell to Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever 11-21, 13-21, while Meghan Haggerty and Sheridan Zarda were edged in three sets (21-17, 15-21, 4-15) by Taylor Racich and Emily Cook. Cecilia Hall and Kelsey Fien dropped their match to Victoria Adelheim and Jazmine Orosco 17-21, 16-21.
Nebraska fell to Florida State 4-1 earlier on Thursday afternoon. The Huskers will return to action tomorrow at the Chula Vista Tournament with Florida State, Pepperdine, CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon.
Pepperdine 5, Nebraska 0
No. 1 PEP Lilla Fredrick/Kim Hill def. NEB Kelsey Robinson/Alexa Strange, 23-21, 21-14
No. 2 PEP Lara Dykstra/Caitlin Racich def. NEB Hayley Thramer/Amber Rolfzen, 21-15, 21-11
No. 3 PEP Kelley Larsen/Kellie Woolever def. NEB Kadie Rolfzen/Morgan Broekhuis, 21-11, 21-13
No. 4 PEP Taylor Racich/Emily Cook def. NEB Meghan Haggerty/Sheridan Zarda, 17-21, 21-15, 15-4
No. 5 PEP Victoria Adelheim/Jazmine Orosco def. NEB Cecilia Hall/Kelsey Fien, 21-17, 21-16