Andie Malloy (above) and Justine Wong-Orantes went 2-0 on Saturday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Split Matches at Outrigger Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska beach volleyball team split its two matches at the Outrigger Invitational on Queen's Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday. The Huskers (2-5) swept Utah, 5-0, in the morning before falling to No. 4 Florida State, 4-1, in the afternoon.

Against Utah, Brooke Smith and Tiani Reeves were the first pair to finish, clinching their match 21-10, 21-15 over Utah's No. 5 pair. Olivia Boender and Annika Albrecht followed with a 21-19, 21-13 win at the No. 2 spot, and Kelly Hunter and Lauren Stivrins won 21-13, 21-17 at No. 3 to clinch the match for the Huskers. Justine Wong-Orantes and Andie Malloy were victorious at the No. 1 spot, 21-19, 21-11, and Mikaela Foecke and Kenzie Maloney finished out the sweep with a comeback 16-21, 21-18, 16-14 win. 

Wong-Orantes and Malloy were the only Husker pair to go unbeaten on the day, as they posted a thrilling 21-18, 28-26 win over Florida State's No. 1 pair, Leigh Andrew and Sierra Sanchez. The Seminoles won the other four matches, although three of the wins went three sets. 

Nebraska is scheduled to face Utah again on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (CT).

Nebraska 5, Utah 0
1. Justine Wong-Orantes/Andie Malloy (NU) def. Adora Anae/Dani Barton (UTAH) 21-19, 21-11
2. Olivia Boender/Annika Albrecht (NU) def. Carly Trueman/Bailey Choy (UTAH) 21-19, 21-13
3. Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins (NU) def. Torre Glasker/Eliza Katoa (UTAH) 21-13, 21-17
4. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (NU) def. Tawnee Luafalemana/Brianna Doehrmann (UTAH) 16-21, 21-18, 16-14
5. Brooke Smith/Tiani Reeves (NU) def. Berkeley Oblad/Emily Twohig (UTAH) 21-10, 21-15
Order of finish: Doubles (5,2,3,1,4)

#4 Florida State 4, Nebraska 1
1. Justine Wong-Orantes/Andie Malloy (NU) def. Leigh Andrew/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-18, 28-26
2. Vanessa Freire/Brooke Kuhlman (FSU) def. Olivia Boender/Annika Albrecht (NU) 15-21, 21-12, 15-9
3. Victoria Paranagua/Macy Jerger (FSU) def. Kelly Hunter/Lauren Stivrins (NU) 21-14, 21-16
4. Katie Horton/Francesa Goncalves (FSU) def. Mikaela Foecke/Kenzie Maloney (NU) 21-9, 18-21, 15-7
5. Hailey Luke/Ali Eager (FSU) def. Tiani Reeves/Sydney Townsend (NU) 21-9, 18-21, 15-9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,4,2,5)


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