The Huskers enjoy the Pacific Ocean after their 2-0 day on Wednesday.
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Huskers Earn Two Wins in California

By NU Athletic Communications

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - The No. 15 Nebraska volleyball team posted a pair of victories over California schools on their first of three straight days of matches in California on Wednesday.

Nebraska breezed past Irvine Valley College, 5-0, on Huntington Beach Pier in the first match. The Huskers then turned around to beat Concordia (Ca.) 4-1 to improve to 4-3 on the season.

Against Irvine Valley College, the Huskers got straight-set wins from their No. 2 pair, Justine Wong-Orantes/Amber Rolfzen (21-11, 21-9), No. 3 pair Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender (21-6, 21-19) and No. 5 pair Brooke Smith/Tiani Reeves (21-14, 21-14). 

Kadie Rolfzen/Kelly Hunter picked up a 21-19, 15-21, 15-7 win in the No. 1 spot, while Kenzie Maloney and Briana Holman also won the first and third sets, 21-15, 18-21, 15-7. 

Against Concordia, Wong-Orantes and Amber Rolfzen (21-6, 21-17) and Albrecht and Boender (21-16, 21-7) again won in straight sets. Kadie Rolfzen and Hunter defeated Concordia's top pair, 21-7, 21-12. And Maloney and Holman earned a comeback win over Concordia's Tristan Self and Kyra Auten in the No. 4 slot, 20-22, 22-20, 15-5. 

The only match the Huskers lost was at No. 5, as Sydney Townsend and Tiani Reeves fell to Katie Napier and Morgan Nunley, 14-21, 18-21. 

Nebraska plays at No. 7 Long Beach State on Thursday at 3 p.m. (CT).

Nebraska 5, Irvine Valley College 0
1. Kadie Rolfzen/Kelly Hunter (NEB) def. Emily Reinking/Hailee Earnest: 21-19, 15-21, 15-7
2. Justine Wong-Orantes/Amber Rolfzen (NEB) def. Kayla Scheevel/Carlee Roethlisberger: 21-11, 21-9
3. Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender (NEB) def. Hannah Matt/Olivia Aguilar: 21-6, 21-19
4. Kenzie Maloney/Briana Holman (NEB) def. Juju Cannon/Alyssa Blevins: 21-15, 18-21, 15-7
5. Brooke Smith/Tiani Reeves (NEB) def. Taylor Askins/Brittany Tuliau: 21-14, 21-14

Nebraska 4, Concordia (Calif.) 1
1. Kadie Rolfzen/Kelly Hunter (NEB) def. Rachel Flynn/Kaila Ames: 21-7, 21-12
2. Justine Wong-Orantes/Amber Rolfzen (NEB) def. Marissa Boyd/Amber Rose: 21-6, 21-17
3. Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender (NEB) def. Madeline Peters/Logan Grove: 21-16, 21-7 
4. Kenzie Maloney/Briana Holman (NEB) def. Tristan Self/Kyra Auten: 20-22, 22-20, 15-5
5. Katie Napier/Morgan Nunley (CON) def. Sydney Townsend/Tiani Reeves: 21-14, 21-18


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