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Huskers Finish Beach Season in Malibu

By NU Athletic Communications

MALIBU, Calif. - The Nebraska beach volleyball team concluded its 2016 season with a split against Cal Poly and No. 1 Pepperdine on Friday at Zuma Beach.

The Huskers swept Cal Poly, 5-0, in the first match of the day before falling No. 1 Pepperdine, 5-0, in the final match of the season. Nebraska returns home with a 5-5 overall record.

Against Cal Poly, the Huskers' No. 3 pair, Annika Albrecht and Olivia Boender, finished off a 21-6, 21-15 win to give the Huskers a 1-0 lead. Briana Holman and Kenzie Maloney wrapped up a 21-15, 21-12 win at No. 4, and Brooke Smith and Tiani Reeves won their No. 5 match, 22-20, 21-6, to clinch the win for the Huskers. 

Amber Rolfzen and Justine Wong-Orantes won 21-18, 21-6 in the No. 2 spot, and Kadie Rolfzen and Kelly Hunter rallied for a 19-21, 21-15, 15-9 win to complete the sweep over the Mustangs (2-6). 

Against Pepperdine (11-0), Albrecht and Boender were the only Huskers to force a third set, as they fell 19-21, 21-18, 9-15 to Skylar Caputo and Corinne Quiggle. 

Nebraska 5, Cal Poly 0
1. K. Rolfzen/Hunter (NEB) def. Nelson/Niemen 19-21, 21-15, 15-9
2. Wong-Orantes/A. Rolfzen (NEB) def. Van Winden/Greisen 21-18, 21-6
3. Albrecht/Boender (NEB) def. Gorman/Martin 21-6, 21-15
4. Holman/Maloney (NEB) def. Carroll/Roach 21-15, 21-12
5. Smith/Reeves (NEB) def. Holehouse/Wagner 22-20, 21-6

Pepperdine 5, Nebraska 0
1. Dyer/Racich (PEP) def. K. Rolfzen/Hunter 21-16, 21-19
2. Bailey/Knudsen (PEP) def. Wong-Orantes/A. Rolfzen 21-15, 21-18
3. Caputo/Quiggle (PEP) def. Albrecht/Boender 21-19, 18-21, 15-9
4. Roh/Wilson (PEP) def. Holman/Maloney 21-17, 21-10
5. Cash/Seiber (PEP) def. Foecke/Townsend 21-14, 21-5
Exh. Lyons/Schroeder (PEP) def. Reeves/Smith 21-7, 21-5

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