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Brenna Lyles and Alicia Ostrander advanced to the semifinals of the tournament on Saturday.
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          Release: 03/29/2014
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Huskers Close Grand Canyon Tournament

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Nebraska sand volleyball team closed the Grand Canyon Sand Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday.

Nebraska’s No. 3 pair of Brenna Lyles and Alicia Ostrander advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, but fell to Arizona’s No. 2 pair of Madie Kingdon and Jane Croson in two sets (21-15, 21-15). Lyles and Ostrander had defeated Nebraska’s No. 1 pair of Amber Rolfzen and Justine Wong-Orantes 2-1 (12-21, 21-19, 16-14) to advance to the semifinals.

The Huskers’ No. 2 duo of Kelsey Fien and Mary Pollmiller dropped a 2-1 (21-14, 18-21, 22-20) decision to Grand Canyon’s No. 2 pair of Shannon Dugan and Megan Glennie in the quarterfinals.

In the consolation rounds, NU’s fifth-ranked pair of Kira Larson and Melanie Keil defeated Grand Canyon’s No. 3 pair of Kami Dickerson and Chloe Jenkins 2-0 (21-14, 21-17). At the No. 4 spot, Alexa Ethridge and Cecilia Hall beat Arizona’s No. 5 duo of Emily Kiser and Allie Cook 2-0 (2-23, 22-20).

Saturday’s matches concluded the Huskers’ sand volleyball season as they will now turn their attention to the spring exhibition season.

GCU Sand Volleyball Tournament
March 29, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
Quarterfinals
GCU No. 1 – Kelli Dallmann/Mackenzie Phelps def. UA No. 3 – Ronni Lewis/Taylor Arizobal 21-7, 21-13
GCU No. 2 – Shannon Dugan/Megan Glennie def. NEB No. 2 – Kelsey Fien/Mary Pollmiller 21-14, 18-21, 22-20.
UA No. 2 - Madi Kingdon/Jane Croson def. UA No. 1 – Madison Witt/McKenna Witt 21-12, 21-17
NEB No. 3 – Brenna Lyles/Alicia Ostrander def. UN No. 1 – Amber Rolfzen/Justine Wong-Orantes 12-21,21-19, 16-14

Semifinals
GCU No. 1 – Dallmann/Phelps def. GCU No. 2 Dugan/Glennie 21-10, 21-13
UA No. 2 – Kingdon/Croson def. NEB No.3 Lyles/Ostrander 21-15, 21-15

Championship
GCU No. 1 Dallmann/Phelps def. UA No. 2 Kingdon/Croson 20-22, 21-12, 15-7

Consolations
NEB No. 5 – Kira Larson/Melanie Keil def. GCU No. 3 – Kami Dickerson/Chloe Jenkins 21-14, 21-17
GCU No. 5 - Kaitlynn Ausmus/Alex Goodman def. UA No. 4 – Rachel Rhoades/Sarah Sieber 21-19, 21-14
UA No. 5 – Emily Kiser/Alli Cook def. GCU No. 4 – Kaylee Dombroski/Brooke Razo 21-17, 21-17
NEB No. 4 – Alex Ethridge/Cecilia Hall def. UA No. 5 Emily Kiser/Allie Cook 25-23, 22-20

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