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Huskers Begin Play at Outrigger Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Nebraska beach volleyball team began play at the Outrigger Resorts Hawaii Invitational on Queen's Beach with three matches on Saturday. 

The Huskers fell to No. 5 Hawaii, 5-0, No. 12 Grand Canyon, 3-2, and No. 3 USC, 5-0. NU dropped to 3-7 on the season and will play three more matches tomorrow against the same teams: USC at 1:30 p.m., Grand Canyon at 4 p.m., and Hawaii at 6:30 p.m. 

NU's pairs that earned a victory on the day were the Nos. 1 and 2 pairs against Grand Canyon. Kenzie Maloney and Annika Albrecht swept Katie Pyles and Jessica Clark 21-19, 21-18 to get the Huskers on the board. Then at the No. 1 spot, Lauren Stivrins and Kelly Hunter beat Molly Turner and Kelli Iverson in a thriller, 21-19, 11-21, 15-13. 

Stivrins and Hunter took USC's No. 2 pair, Terese Cannon and Sammy Slater, to three sets before falling 21-16, 20-22, 11-15. 

No. 5 Hawaii 5, Nebraska 0
1. Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (UH) def. Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins (NEB) 21-9, 21-16
2. Ka'iwi Schucht/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Annika Albrecht/Kenzie Maloney (NEB) 26-24, 21-18
3. Morgan Martin/Lea Monkhouse (UH) def. Sami Slaughter/Jazz Sweet (NEB) 21-7, 21-10
4. Ari Homayun/Amy Ozee (UH) def. Hayley Densberger/Chesney McClellan (NEB) 21-14, 21-11
5. Paige Dreeuws/Hannah Zalopany (UH) def. Allie Havers/Jasmine Schmidt (NEB) 21-8, 21-15
(Exh): Allyssah Fitterer/Hi‘ilawe Huddleston (UH) def. Anezka Szabo/Kash Williams (NEB) 21-9, 15-21, 15-9
Order of finish: 1,3,4,5,2

No. 12 Grand Canyon 3, Nebraska 2
1. Lauren Stivrins/Kelly Hunter (NEB) def. Molly Turner/Kelli Iverson (GCU) 21-19, 11-21, 15-13
2. Kenzie Maloney/Annika Albrecht (NEB) def. Katie Pyles/Jessica Clark (GCU) 21-19, 21-18
3. Hannah Towne/Jessica Stansfield (GCU) def. Sami Slaughter/Jazz Sweet (NEB) 21-12, 21-12
4. Taylor Jarzombek/Bella Bauman (GCU) def. Chesney McClellan/Hayley Densberger (NEB) 21-5, 21-11
5. Jamie Walsh/Emily Reinking (GCU) def. Jasmine Schmidt/Allie Havers (NEB) 21-16, 21-18
Order of finish: 4,3,5,2,1

No. 3 USC 5, Nebraska 0
1. Tina Graudina/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Kenzie Maloney/Annika Albrecht (NEB) 21-17, 21-15
2. Terese Cannon/Sammy Slater (USC) def. Lauren Stivrins/Kelly Hunter (NEB) 16-21, 22-20, 15-11
3. Haley Hallgren/Joy Dennis (USC) def. Sami Slaughter/Jazz Sweet (NEB) 21-12, 21-5
4. Jo Kremer/Jenna Belton (USC) def. Chesney McClellan/Hayley Densberger (NEB) 21-6, 21-11
5. Katrina Kernochan/Alexandra Poletto (USC) def. Jasmine Schmidt/Allie Havers (NEB) 21-14, 21-10
Order of finish: 4,3,1,5,2

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