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Merritt Beason (above) and Harper Murray took their No. 3 match against Hawaii to three sets.


Huskers Fall to No. 9 Hawaii

The Nebraska beach volleyball team dropped its final match in Honolulu on Tuesday to No. 9 Hawaii, 5-0, at the Ching Complex. 

The Huskers dropped to 9-5 on the season, while the Rainbow Wahine improved to 13-3. 

NU's No. 3 pair of Merritt Beason and Harper Murray was the only pair to go the distance, as they challenged Hawaii's Anna Maidment and Sofia Russo before falling 21-17, 15-21, 7-15. 

As the Big Red heads back to the mainland this week, they'll stop in California for six final matches. The Huskers will play Grossmont and San Diego Mesa in El Cajon, Calif., on March 16, and then they will play Saddleback College and Orange Coast College on March 17 in Irvine, Calif. The Huskers will close out their season on March 18 with a doubleheader against Irvine Valley College and Hope International University, also in Irvine. 

No. 9 Hawaii 5, Nebraska 0
1. Kaylee Glagau/Brooke Van Sickle (UH) def. Ally Batenhorst/Bergen Reilly (NEB) 21-11, 21-9
2. Kylin Loker/Riley Wagoner (UH) def. Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez (NEB) 21-15, 21-17
3. Anna Maidment/Sofia Russo (UH) def. Merritt Beason/Harper Murray (NEB) 17-21, 21-15, 15-7
4. Ilihia Huddleston/Jaime Santer (UH) def. Laney Choboy/Lindsay Krause (NEB) 21-10, 21-13
5. Chandler Cowell/Sydney Miller (UH) def. Hayden Kubik/Caroline Jurevicius (NEB) 21-12, 21-14
Order of finish: 5,4,2,3,1