Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Finish Tournament Action in Hawaii

By NU Athletic Communications

The No. 15 Nebraska beach volleyball team took third place at Hawaii's Spring Break Challenge on Saturday in Honolulu. 

The Huskers fell to No. 2 USC, 5-0, in the first round before defeating No. 20 Loyola Marymount, 4-1, in the third-place match.

The Husker pairs of Kadie Rolfzen/Kelly Hunter, Amber Rolfzen/Justine Wong-Orantes, Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender and Briana Holman/Kenzie Maloney were all victorious against LMU to account for the four team points. Mikaela Foecke and Brooke Smith fell in a down-to-the-wire third set, 18-16.

Nebraska, now 2-2 in the beach volleyball season, finishes its stay in Hawaii on Sunday with a 7 p.m. (CT) match against Hawaii at the Rainbow Wahine's Ching Complex.

#2 USC 5, #15 Nebraska 0
1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Kelly Hunter/Kadie Rolfzen (NEB): 21-16, 21-12 
2. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Amber Rolfzen/Justine Wong-Orantes (NEB): 21-17, 21-6
3. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender (NEB): 21-15, 21-17
4. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Briana Holman/Kenzie Maloney (NEB): 21-15, 21-11
5. Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale (USC) def. Mikaela Foecke/Brooke Smith (NEB): 21-14, 21-12 
Order of finish: 4, 1, 5, 2, 3

#15 Nebraska 4, #20 Loyola Marymount 1
1. Kelly Hunter/Kadie Rolfzen won
2. Amber Rolfzen/Justine Wong-Orantes won
3. Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender won
4. Briana Holman/Kenzie Maloney won
5. Mikaela Foecke/Brooke Smith lost


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