The Nebraska beach volleyball team took part in the Outrigger Invitational on Queen's Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday. The Huskers played three matches against top-10 teams on the beach.
In the first match, No. 7 Arizona defeated the Huskers 3-2. Olivia Boender and Annika Albrecht picked up a 21-14, 21-14 win in the No. 2 spot, and Lauren Stivrins and Kelly Hunter teamed up for an 18-21, 21-18, 15-9 win as the No. 3 pair. The Wildcats won the other three pairs in straight sets.
In the second match of the day, No. 1 USC defeated the Huskers 5-0 despite some close battles. Boender and Albrecht won their first set 21-13 and fell 15-11 in the third and deciding set of their match. Justine Wong-Orantes and Andie Malloy fell 15-21, 20-22 to USC's top pair, Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes. Stivrins and Hunter fell in two sets but competed well in both, scoring 17 and 19, respectively.
Finally, No. 5 Hawaii posted a 5-0 win over the Huskers (1-4) with all five wins coming in straight sets.
Nebraska will face Utah and Florida State on Saturday to finish the tournament.
No. 7 Arizona 3, Nebraska 2
1. Mckenna Witt/Madison Witt (UA) def. Justine Wong-Orantes/Andie Malloy (NU) 21-16, 21-17
2. Olivia Boender/Annika Albrecht (NU) def. Olivia Macdonald/Olivia Hallaran (UA) 21-14, 21-14
3. Lauren Stivrins/Kelly Hunter (NU) def. Mia Mason/Kendra Dahlke (UA) 18-21, 21-18, 15-9
4. Hailey Devlin/Sam Manley (UA) def. Tiani Reeves/Brooke Smith (NU) 21-7, 21-19
5. Halli Amaro/Brooke Burling (UA) def. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (NU) 21-19, 21-17
Order of finish: Doubles (2,4,1,5,3)
No. 1 USC 5, Nebraska 0
1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Justine Wong-Orantes/Andie Malloy (NU) 21-15, 22-20
2. Sophie Bukovec/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Olivia Boender/Annika Albrecht (NU) 13-21, 21-14, 15-11
3. Nicolette Martin/Terese Cannon (USC) def. Lauren Stivrins/Kelly Hunter (NU) 21-17, 21-19
4. Joy Dennis/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (NU) 21-14, 21-12
5. Jenna Belton/Jo Kremer (USC) def. Brooke Smith/Sydney Townsend (NU) 21-11, 21-17
Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,1,2)
No. 5 Hawai'i 5, Nebraska 0
1. Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Andie Malloy/Justine Wong-Orantes (NU) 21-18, 21-14
2. Ka'iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Annika Albrecht/Olivia Boender (NU) 21-13, 21-18
3. Laurel Weaver/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins (NU) 21-8, 21-11
4. Carly Kan/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (NU) 21-13, 21-14
5. Hannah Zalopany/Norene Iosia (UH) def. Sydney Townsend/Tiani Reeves (NU) 21-15, 21-11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,4,2,5,1)