HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Oregon beach volleyball team suffered a 3-2 loss Sunday to Nebraska in the team’s weekend finale at the Queens Cup. In the narrow loss, three of the five matches were extended to three sets.
The Ducks’ road swing continues March 17-18 with a tournament hosted by San Jose State. In addition to the host Spartans, Oregon is scheduled to play Boise State, San Francisco and CSU Bakersfield. Click HERE for the full 2023 Oregon beach volleyball schedule.
After dropping the opening point of the dual at No. 2 pairs, Oregon (3-11) evened the match on court three with Natasha George and Ashley Schroeder playing up for their usual No. 4 spot and posting a 21-16, 21-15 victory over Merritt Beason and Harper Murray.
The final three matches were played out in three sets.
The UO pair of Zoe Almanza and Chloe Brown won the first set in the No. 1 spot but Nebraska’s Ally Batenhorst and Bergen Reilly rallied for the 19-21, 21-19, 15-11 win to give the Cornhuskers the 2-1 match advantage.
In another three-set result, Nebraska clinched the match at No. 4 pairs. Playing together for the first time, Lolo Folau and Batia Rotshtein lost the first set to Laney Choboy and Lindsay Krause but pulled even with a 21-17 score in the second. However, the Nebraska duo pulled away in the third to clinch.
The Ducks got their second point of the match from Presley McCaskill and Valerie Peterson in a three setter on court five. The UO pair posted a 21-17, 14-21, 15-13 triumph over Carolina Jurevicius and Hayden Kubik.
Nebraska 3, Oregon 2
1: Ally Batenhorst/Bergen Reilly (NEB) def. Zoe Almanza/Chloe Brown (ORE) – 21-19, 19-21, 15-11
2: Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez (NEB) def. Ella Tyus/Bea Wetton (ORE) – 21-16, 21-17
3: Natasha George/Ashley Schroeder (ORE) def. Merritt Beason/Harper Murray (NEB) – 21-16, 21-15
4: Laney Choboy/Lindsay Krause (NEB) def. Lolo Folau/Batia Rotshtein (ORE) – 21-12, 17-21, 15-9
5: Presley McCaskill/Valerie Peterson (ORE) def. Carolina Jurevicius/Hayden Kubik (NEB) – 21-17, 14-21, 15-13
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1, 4, 5
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