Annika Albrecht and Kelly Hunter celebrate a point against Cal Poly.
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Huskers Fall to No. 6 LSU, No. 11 Cal Poly

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska beach volleyball team fell to a pair of top-15 opponents on Saturday in Tempe, Arizona. 

The Huskers, now 1-2 on the season, were swept 5-0 by No. 6 LSU and No. 11 Cal Poly as NU shuffled its pairs around from its 4-1 season-opening win at Benedictine University at Mesa on Friday night. 

The Huskers will finish their road trip on Sunday with matches against No. 1 USC (10 a.m.) and No. 19 Arizona State (Noon) at the PERA Club in Tempe. 

Following the trip to Arizona, Nebraska will host a pair of beach matches at the Hawks Championship Center. On Friday, March 2, NU will host Missouri State at 2 p.m. The following week on Thursday, March 8, Nebraska will go up against Missouri Baptist at 2 p.m. Both matches will be closed to the public because of space limitations.

No. 6 LSU 5, Nebraska 0
1. Claire Coppola/Kristen Nuss (LSU) def. Annika Albrecht/Lauren Stivrens (21-15, 21-17)
2. Haleigh Nelson/Hunter Domanski (LSU) def. Jazz Sweet/Kenzie Maloney (21-14, 21-9)
3. Olivia Powers/Maddie Ligon (LSU) def. Kelly Hunter/Sami Slaughter (21-13, 22-20)
4. Emmy Allen/Megan Davenport (LSU) def. Allie Havers/Jasmine Schmidt (21-13, 22-20)
5. Emily Hardesty/Gina Tillis (LSU) def. Chesney McClellan/Hayley Densburger (21-13, 21-16)

No. 11 Cal Poly 5, Nebraska 0
1. Torrey Van Winden/Tia Miric (Cal Poly) def. Lauren Stivrins/Kenzie Maloney (21-13, 21-14)
2. Emily Sonny/Samantha Manley (Cal Poly) def. Annika Albrecht/KellyHunter (DNF)
3. Raeann Greisen/Hannah Hubbard (Cal Poly) def. Sami Slaughter/Jazz Sweet (21-8, 21-18)
4. Adlee Van Winden/Brayden Gruenewald (Cal Poly) def. Chesney McClellan/Hayley Densberger (21-9, 21-12)
5. Heather Pembroke/Macy Gordon (Cal Poly) def. Allie Havers/Jasmine Schmidt (21-18, 21-10)

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