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Bekka Allick and Lexi Rodriguez finished the beach volleyball season with two sweeps.


Huskers Finish Record Beach Season

The Nebraska beach volleyball team finished off its season with two sweeps on Saturday to finish with a 15-5 final record, the most wins in program history. The Huskers beat Irvine Valley College and Hope International University on Saturday in Irvine, Calif., both by 5-0 scores. 

Nebraska's beach volleyball program was founded in 2013, and the previous record for wins in a season was 12 in 2019. Ten of the Huskers' 15 wins were sweeps. 

On Saturday, Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez and Ally Batenhorst/Bergen Reilly won all four sets they played. NU's top pair, Allick and Rodriguez, won 21-7, 21-12 and 21-12, 21-5. Batenhorst and Reilly, playing at No. 3, won 21-16, 21-13 and 21-15, 21-13. 

Merritt Beason and Harper Murray swept their Irvine Valley opponents, 21-13, 28-26, and battled to a three-set win against Hope International, 19-21, 21-9, 15-7. Laney Choboy and Lindsay Krause had a similar result, sweeping IVC 21-12, 21-6 and coming back to beat HIU, 15-21, 21-17, 15-13. 

Andi Jackson was part of two winning teams, one with Maisie Boesiger in a 21-15, 20-22, 17-15 win against Irvine Valley, and with Hayden Kubik against Hope International, 21-8, 21-8. 

Nebraska 5, Irvine Valley College 0
1. Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez (NEB) def. Barett Nolan/Sydney Dews (IVC) 21-7, 21-12
2. Merritt Beason/Harper Murray (NEB) def. Angie Griego/Gabi Brown (IVC) 21-13, 28-26
3. Ally Batenhorst/Bergen Reilly (NEB) def. Mia Bertolone/Kayla Torres (IVC) 21-16, 21-13
4. Laney Choboy/Lindsay Krause (NEB) def. Tessa Marocco/Emily Hon (IVC) 21-12, 21-6
5. Maisie Boesiger/Andi Jackson (NEB) def. Kendall Fraser/Alessandra Nitoglia (IVC) 21-15, 20-22, 17-15

Nebraska 5, Hope International University 0
1. Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez (NEB) def. Candice Palmer/Taylor Erickson (HIU) 21-12, 21-5
2. Merritt Beason/Harper Murray (NEB) def. Rachel Street/Rachel Miller (HIU) 19-21, 21-9, 15-7 
3. Ally Batenhorst/Bergen Reilly (NEB) def. Cassi Koffroth/Stephanie Perez (HIU) 21-15, 21-13
4. Laney Choboy/Lindsay Krause (NEB) def. Natalie Hadder/Mara Sanchez (HIU) 15-21, 21-17, 15-13
5. Hayden Kubik/Andi Jackson (NEB) def. Ariel Garcia/Mariana Turner (HIU) 21-8, 21-8