Husker Update: Baseball and Beach Volleyball

Baseball

The Nebraska baseball team (8-7) begins conference play this weekend when the Huskers host Michigan State (3-15) for a three-game series at Hawks Field.

The Huskers and Spartans open their series with a doubleheader on Friday, starting at 3:05 p.m. (CT). The second game will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The doubleheader is an adjustment from the original schedule due to forecasted weather in Lincoln this weekend. The third game of the series is currently scheduled for Saturday at 2:05 p.m.

Nebraska enters the weekend ranked 22nd in the RPI, and has the No. 9 strength of schedule in the nation, according to WarrenNolan.com.

Beach Volleyball

The Nebraska beach volleyball team got back on the winning track with a pair of wins in Irvine, California on Thursday. The Huskers beat Westcliff, 5-0, and Irvine Valley, 4-1. Nebraska improved to 12-8 on the season.

Against Westcliff, all five Husker pairs swept their matches in straight sets. In the ensuing match against Irvine Valley, Madi Kubik/Mari Kurkova, Hayley Densberger/Anezka Szabo and Megan Miller/Callie Schwarzenbach all dominated their matches in straight sets. Kenzie Knuckles and Jazz Sweet battled back from a 19-21 first-set loss in their match to take sets two and three, 21-15, 15-9, respectively. Nicklin Hames and Lauren Stivrins dropped a hard-fought match, 19-21, 25-23, 15-12.

The Huskers play Colorado Mesa and Long Beach State on Friday, at 3 and 5 p.m. (CT), respectively. Both matches will be played in Long Beach.

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