Published Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm / Updated at 8:25 pm
Sand Volleyball
Huskers fall to Hawaii and USC

LOS ANGELES — No. 9 Nebraska lost 3-2 contests to No. 5 Hawaii and No. 4 USC on Friday, finishing its week in California with a 4-5 dual record.

Junior Morgan Broekhuis and Kadie Rolfzen, a freshman out of Papillion-La Vista South, won both of their matches at the No. 2 pairing for the Huskers.

In the opening match against Hawaii, Nebraska used wins from Broekhuis-Rolfzen and the No. 1 pairing of senior Kelsey Robinson and freshman Alexa Strange. Hawaii did not drop a set in the other three pairings, however, to win the match.

Against USC, Broekhuis-Rolfzen and No. 3 Amber Rolfzen and junior Hayley Thramer, both picked up three-set wins for Nebraska.

At No. 1, Robinson and Strange won the opening set but fell 16-21, 21-18, 19-17, to Kirby Burnham and Stevi Robinson of USC.

Hawaii 3, Nebraska 2

No. 1: Kelsey Robinson-Alexa Strange, NU, def. Natasha Bell-Jane Croson, 21-13, 21-16

No. 2 Morgan Broekhuis-Kadie Rolfzen, NU, def. Ginger Long-Katie Spieler, 21-14, 21-16

No. 3 Ali Longo-Karlee Riggs, Hawaii, def. Amber Rolfzen-Hayley Thramer 21-18, 21-16

No. 4 Ashley Kastl-Tai Manu-Olevao, Hawaii, def. Meghan Haggerty-Sheridan Zarda, 21-10, 21-10

No. 5 Olivia Urban-Ku’ulei Zalopany, Hawaii, def. Kelsey Fien-Alicia Ostrander, 21-15, 21-16

Order of finish: 4, 5, 2, 3, 1

USC 3, Nebraska 2

No. 1 Kirby Burnham-Stevi Robinson, USC, def. Kelsey Robinson-Alexa Strange, 16-21, 21-18, 19-17

No. 2 Morgan Broekhuis-Kadie Rolfzen, NU, def. Katie Fuller-Cinnamon Sary, 32-30, 14-21, 15-9

No. 3 Amber Rolfzen-Hayley Thramer, NU, def. Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ, 19-21, 21-16, 15-7

No. 4 Brooke Fournier-Natasa Siljkovic, USC, def. Meghan Haggerty-Sheridan Zarda, 21-16, 21-17

No. 5 Sam Hirschmann-Alexa Stonish, USC, def. Kelsey Fien-Alicia Ostrander, 21-18, 21-12



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