#7 UCLA Drops 3-2 Decision to #9 Nebraska in Home Opener

March 21, 2013

UCLA Volleyball on Facebook
UCLA Volleyball on Twitter

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - The #2 doubles team of sophomore Zoë Nightingale and freshman Becca Strehlow and the #5 duo of freshmen Rachel Inouye and Maddy Klineman each posted victories, but the seventh-ranked Bruins lost a 3-2 decision to #9 Nebraska on Thursday at the Annenberg Beach House.

Two of the three losses for UCLA (1-3) were in three sets. In addition to the pair of victories, junior Mariana Aquino and freshman Phelix Fincher recorded a three-set win (21-19, 11-21, 15-11) over Alicia Ostrander and Cecilia Hall in a non-scoring contest.

The first match of the day to finish was the Inouye/Klineman affair, as the freshmen duo took care of Sheridan Zarda and Meghan Haggerty by identical 21-19 scores.

In the #4 doubles, sophomore Karsta Lowe and freshman Karly Drolson dropped the opener to Ostrander and Kelsey Fien, 21-19, but came back to win the second, 23-21, to force a third. However, the Huskers (4-3) team took the third, 15-13, to even the overall match at one apiece.

At #3 doubles, senior Bojana Todorovic and sophomore Megan Moenoa also forced a third set. After falling in the first, 21-13, the Bruins won the second, 21-19, but lost in the third, 15-7.

The Bruins would need to win the final two matches to win the overall and got off to a good start at #2, as Nightingale and Strehlow won the first set, 21-17, over Hayley Thramer and Amber Rolfzen, and would also go on to finish off the sweep with a 21-19 win in the second.

In the #1 singles, juniors Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves took on Kelsey Robinson and Alexa Strange. But the Bruin duo fell to the Husker pair, 21-15, 21-16, as Nebraska won the match.

The Bruins are off from competition until Wednesday, April 3 when they host Loyola Marymount at 2 p.m. at Annenberg.

Nebraska 3, UCLA 2
#1-Kelsey Robinson/Alexa Strange d. Meg Norton/Kelly Reeves, 21-15, 21-16
#2-Zoë Nightingale/Becca Strehlow d. Hayley Thramer/Amber Rolfzen, 21-17, 21-19
#3-Morgan Broekhuis/Kadie Rolfzen d. Bojana Todorovic/Megan Moenoa, 21-13, 19-21, 15-7
#4-Alicia Ostrander/Kelsey Fien d. Karly Drolson/Karsta Lowe, 21-19, 21-23, 15-13
#5-Rachel Inouye/Maddy Klineman d. Sheridan Zarda/Meghan Haggerty, 21-19, 21-19
#6 non-scoring match-Phelix Fincher/Mariana Aquino d. Alicia Ostrander/Cecilia Hall, 21-19, 11-21, 15-11


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
W, 5 - 0
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
L, 2 - 3
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Mar 23
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
L, 1 - 4
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Mar 26
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 30
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
LIVE NOW
vs. Outrigger Beach ...
Honolulu, HI
-
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Arizona State
Honolulu, HI
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 02
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. San Francisco
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Long Beach State
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. USAV Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
-
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Loyola Marymount
Northridge, CA
W, 4 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 20
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs First & Second ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 01
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Friday, May 06 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Hawai'i
Gulf Shores, AL
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS