Huskers drops three matches against top-10 teams

Huskers drops three matches against top-10 teams

HONOLULU — The Nebraska beach volleyball team was swept by three top-10 teams at the Outrigger Invitational on Friday.

In the first match, the Huskers (1-4) fell to No. 7 Arizona 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 earned a 18-21, 21-18, 15-9 win as the No. 3 pair. The Wildcats won the other three pairs in straight sets.

No. 1 USC then defeated the Nebraska 5-0. Boender and Albrecht lost in three sets, while Justine Wong-Orantes and Andie Malloy fell 15-21, 20-22 to USC’s top pair of Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes.

No. 5 Hawaii posted a 5-0 win over the Huskers with all five wins coming in straight sets.

Nebraska will face Utah and Florida State on Saturday to finish the tournament.

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