Anezka Szabo and Hayley Densberger won both of their matches in straight sets.
Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Snag Pair of Wins in California

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska beach volleyball team got back on the winning track with a pair of wins in Irvine, California on Thursday. The Huskers beat Westcliff, 5-0, and Irvine Valley, 4-1. Nebraska improved to 12-8 on the season. 

Against Westcliff, all five Husker pairs swept their matches in straight sets. In the ensuing match against Irvine Valley, Madi Kubik/Mari Kurkova, Hayley Densberger/Anezka Szabo and Megan Miller/Callie Schwarzenbach all dominated their matches in straight sets. Kenzie Knuckles and Jazz Sweet battled back from a 19-21 first-set loss in their match to take sets two and three, 21-15, 15-9, respectively. Nicklin Hames and Lauren Stivrins dropped a hard-fought match, 19-21, 25-23, 15-12. 

The Huskers play Colorado Mesa and Long Beach State on Friday, at 3 and 5 p.m. (CT), respectively. Both matches will be played in Long Beach. 

Nebraska 5, Westcliff 0
1. Hames/Stivrins (NEB) def. Van Deursen/Lim, 21-14, 21-14
2. Knuckles/Sweet (NEB) def. Richard/Meyer, 21-19, 21-18
3. Kubik/Kurkova (NEB) def. Gildernew/Atkins, 21-6, 21-16
4. Densberger/Szabo (NEB) def. Beagan/Fuiqua, 21-15, 21-16
5. Miller/Schwarzenbach (NEB) def. Glattli/Hill, 21-8, 21-11

Nebraska 4, Irvine Valley 1
1. Kruse/Bath (IVC) def. Hames/Stivrins, 19-21, 25-23, 15-12
2. Knuckles/Sweet (NEB) def. Unke/Greigo, 19-21, 21-15, 15-9
3. Kubik/Kurkova (NEB) def. Vortouni/Austin, 21-13, 21-13
4. Densberger/Szabo (NEB) def. Nolan/Gendale, 21-15, 21-11
5. Miller/Schwarzenbach (NEB) def. Hafey/Langle, 21-13, 21-11

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