Huskers Finish Trip to Arizona
The Nebraska beach volleyball team wrapped up its first road trip of the 2018 season on Sunday. The Huskers fell to No. 1 USC, 5-0, before dropping a hard-fought 3-2 match to No. 19 Arizona State at the PERA Club in Tempe, Arizona.
The Huskers moved to 1-3 on the season, while USC improved to 3-0 and Arizona State improved to 1-1. Against the Trojans, Allie Havers and Jasmine Schmidt were NU's most competitive pair, dropping the first set of their match 27-25 before falling 21-18 in the second set.
In the second match of the day against the Sun Devils, Lauren Stivrins and Kelly Hunter teamed up for a 21-14, 21-19 win over Arizona State's No. 1 pair, Kwyn Johnson and Mia Rivera. The Husker duo of Kenzie Maloney and Annika Albrecht defeated Kara Woodard and Sydney Palmer in the No. 2 spot, 21-17, 21-16. But the Sun Devils won the other three matchups to claim the 3-2 win.
Nebraska will now 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. 1 USC 5, Nebraska 0
1. Abril Bustamanate/Terese Cannon (USC) def. Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins (NEB); 21-12, 21-15
2. Haley Hallgren/Sammy Slater (USC) def. Annika Albrecht/Kenzie Maloney (NEB); 21-18, 21-15
3. Joy Dennis/Brianna Sizemore (USC) def. Sami Slaughter/Jazz Sweet (NEB); 21-11, 21-9
4. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Hayley Densberger/Anezka Szabo (NEB); 21-2, 21-8
5. Cammie Dorn/Lainy Thomas (USC) def. Allie Havers/Jasmine Schmidt (NEB); 27-25, 21-18
Exh. Maja Kaiser/Alexandra Poletto (USC) def. Kenzie Maloney/Chesney McClellan (NEB); 21-8, 21-11
Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 3, 2
No. 19 Arizona State 3, Nebraska 2
1. Lauren Stivrins/Kelly Hunter (NEB) def. Kwyn Johnson/Mia Rivera: 21-14, 21-19
2. Kenzie Maloney/Annika Albrecht (NEB) def. Kara Woodard/Sydney Palmer (ASU): 21-17, 21-16
3. Katelyn Carballo/Ellyson Lundberg (ASU) def. Jazz Sweet/Sami Slaughter: 21-10, 21-7
4. Katie Cross/Cierra Flood (ASU) def. Chesney McClellan/Hayley Densberger: 21-12, 21-6
5. Kate Baldwin/Sam Plaster (ASU) def. Jasmine Schmidt/Allie Havers: 21-19, 21-14
Exh. Natalie Braun/Frances Giedraitis (ASU) def. Anezka Szabo/Kelly Hunter: 21-12, 21-10
Order of finish: 4, 5, 3, 1, 2