February 8, 2016

Huskers drop first two sand volleyball matches

The Nebraska sand volleyball team dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 1 Pepperdine after the Huskers lost to Florida State 4-1 earlier on Thursday afternoon.

Nebraska’s No. 1 team of Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange fell to Pepperdine’s top duo of Lilla Fredrick and Kim Hill 21-23, 14-21. Hayley Thramer and Amber Rolfzen lost a two-set match to Lara Dykstra and Caitlin Racich 15-21, 11-21. Kadie Rolfzen and Morgan Broekhuis lost to Kelley Larsen and Kellie Woolever 11-21, 13-21, while Meghan Haggerty and Sheridan Zarda were edged in three sets (21-17, 15-21, 4-15) by Taylor Racich and Emily Cook. Cecilia Hall and Kelsey Fien dropped their match to Victoria Adelheim and Jazmine Orosco 17-21, 16-21.

Against the Seminoles, Nebraska’s No. 1 tandem of Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange recorded the first match victory for Nebraska, edging Florida State’s Fatma Yildirim and Aurora Davis 19-21, 21-19, 15-7.  Hayley Thramer and Amber Rolfzen fell to Katherine Plessy and Melanie Pavels 18-21, 22-20, 12-15. Kadie Rolfzen and Morgan Broekhuis dropped two sets to Jace Pardon and Marija Milosavljevic 17-21, 16-21.  Cecilia Hall and Kelsey Fien dropped their dual to Sarah Wickstrom and Mallory Kiley 13-21 in both sets, while Kristina Pellitteri and Stephanie Pellitteri defeated Alicia Ostrander and Sheridan Zarda 12-21 and 15-21.

Pepperdine 5, Nebraska 0

No. 1 PEP Lilla Fredrick/Kim Hill def. NEB Kelsey Robinson/Alexa Strange, 23-21, 21-14
No. 2 PEP Lara Dykstra/Caitlin Racich def. NEB Hayley Thramer/Amber Rolfzen, 21-15, 21-11
No. 3 PEP Kelley Larsen/Kellie Woolever def. NEB Kadie Rolfzen/Morgan Broekhuis, 21-11, 21-13
No. 4 PEP Taylor Racich/Emily Cook def.  NEB Meghan Haggerty/Sheridan Zarda, 17-21, 21-15, 15-4
No. 5 PEP Victoria Adelheim/Jazmine Orosco def. NEB Cecilia Hall/Kelsey Fien, 21-17, 21-16

Florida State 4, Nebraska 1
No. 1 NU Kelsey Robinson/Alexa Strange def. FSU Fatma Yildirim/Aurora Davis, 19-21, 21-19, 15-7
No. 2 FSU Melanie Pavels/Katherine Plessy def. NU Hayley Thramer/Amber Rolfzen, 21-18, 20-22, 15-12
No. 3 FSU Jace Pardon/Marija Milosavljevic def. NU Kadie Rolfzen/Morgan Broekhuis, 21-17, 21-16
No. 4 FSU Sarah Wickstrom/Mallory Kiley def.  NU Cecilia Hall/Kelsey Fien, 21-13, 21-13
No. 5 FSU Stephanie Pellitteri/Kristina Pellitteri def. NU Alicia Ostrander/Sheridan Zarda, 21-12, 21-15

The Huskers will return to action tomorrow at the Chula Vista Tournament with Florida State, Pepperdine, CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon.

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