Anezka Szabo (5) and Hayley Densberger swept all three of their matches on Saturday.
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Huskers Go 3-0 at Warm Waters Beach

By NU Athletic Communications

Playing in chilly and wet conditions at Warm Waters Beach in Carlsbad, California, the Nebraska beach volleyball team won three straight matches on Saturday to improve to 5-1 on the season.

The Huskers swept both West Valley and Rio Hondo, 5-0, to begin the day, and NU finished off the evening with a 4-1 win over MiraCosta. The victories took NU's win streak to four straight after opening the trip with a close loss to Concordia Irvine. 

Four Husker pairs were unbeaten on the day. Nicklin Hames and Lauren Stivrins teamed up for a perfect 3-0 record in the No. 1 spot. Madi Kubik and Mari Kurkova went 3-0 playing at No. 2 and No. 3, as did Kenzie Knuckles and Jazz Sweet. Hayley Densberger and Anezka Szabo were a perfect 3-0 at the No. 4 spot for the Big Red. Knuckles and Sweet, and Densberger and Szabo won all three of their matches in straight sets. 

The Huskers wrap up the trip with two matches on Sunday, against San Diego Mesa at 11 a.m. (CT) and against West Valley at 1 p.m. (CT). Both matches will be held on the campus of San Diego Mesa. 

Nebraska 5, West Valley 0
1. Hames/Stivrins (NEB) def. Henderson/Sekona, 25-23, 16-21, 15-5
2. Kubik/Kurkova (NEB) def. Hochmuth/Wash, 21-15, 21-9
3. Knuckles/Sweet (NEB) def. Keller/Shoomoonoff, 21-13, 21-17
4. Densberger/Szabo (NEB) def. Reynoso/Vuong, 21-17, 21-13
5. Miller/Schwarzenbach (NEB) def. Danna/Valencia, 21-15, 21-15

Nebraska 5, Rio Hondo 0
1. Hames/Stivrins (NEB) def. Maciel/Cruz, 21-7, 21-9
2. Knuckles/Sweet (NEB) def. Sanchez/S. Perez, 21-4, 21-11
3. Kubik/Kurkova (NEB) def. Alferez/Coria, 21-18, 21-8
4. Densberger/Szabo (NEB) def. Moreno/D. Perez, 21-5, 21-9
5. Davis/Miller (NEB) def. Ponce/Vasquez, 21-18, 21-19

Nebraska 4, MiraCosta 1
1. Hames/Stivrins (NEB) def. Hess/Boatright, 21-11, 24-22
2. Knuckles/Sweet (NEB) def. Huntsman/Kelly, 21-17, 21-16
3. Kubik/Kurkova (NEB) def. Lomax/Evans, 15-21, 24-22, 15-13
4. Densberger/Szabo (NEB) def. Hele/Torres, 21-19, 21-19
5. McDonald/So'oto (MC) def. Miller/Schwarzenbach, 21-19, 8-21, 15-13


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