- Pepperdine def. Long Beach State 3-1, (25-14, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21)
- Malibu, California
- Firestone Fieldhouse
- Attendance: 202
- Match Stats
Courtesy of Pepperdine Athletics
The Pepperdine women’s volleyball team defeated Long Beach State in four sets on Tuesday night in Firestone Fieldhouse, downing the 49ers with 25-14, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-21 final set scores.
Jasmine Gross (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS) led the squad with 13 kills on a .480 clip, while adding seven blocks including one solo rejection, one ace and four digs. Nikki Lyons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas HS) and Hannah Frohling (Edmond, Okla./Edmond North HS) each posted double-doubles with 11 kills apiece. Lyons added 11 digs and two aces for her fourth seasonal and 11th career double-double, while Frohling was solid with 16 digs for her fourth seasonal and fifth career double-double.
The NCAA rolled out a new initiative highlighting a day in the life of a student-athlete on Snapchat for the first time on the Waves’ game day with Long Beach State. Pepperdine, with Hannah Frohling at the helm, took over the controls of @ncaasports Snapchat and showed the masses what it is to be a student-athlete in Malibu.
Gross: 13 kills, .480 hitting percentage, 7 blocks (1 solo), 4 digs, 1 ace
Lyons: 11 kills, 11 digs, 2 aces, 1 block
Frohling: 11 kills, 16 digs, 1 block
Alli O’Harra (Boise, Idaho/Centennial HS): 8 kills, .200 hitting percentage, 4 blocks (1 solo)
Heidi Dyer (San Clemente, Calif./Saddleback Valley Christian HS): 21 assists, 4 kills .300 hitting percentage, 2 aces, 4 blocks (2 solos), 9 digs
Hana Lishman (Kailua, Hawai’i/Punahou School): 15 digs 3 assists, 3 aces
Ashley Harris (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande HS/Arizona): 7 kills, .400 hitting percentage, 3 blocks
Jaiden Farr (Peterson, Utah/Morgan HS): 9 digs
WAVES VS. 49ERS
Pepperdine outperformed Long Beach State in all big areas, outhitting the 49ers with 56 kills on a .224 output compared to the opposition’s 50 kills on a .155 success rate. The Waves also posted eight aces, 72 digs and 13.5 team blocks, in comparison to the 49ers one ace, 69 digs and 9.0 team blocks.
PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct
1 13 3 32 .312
2 16 5 38 .289
3 14 8 38 .158
4 13 5 48 .167
56 21 156 .224
LONG BEACH STATE ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct
1 8 8 38 .000
2 18 3 39 .385
3 9 7 36 .056
4 15 7 48 .167
50 25 161 .155
The Waves had control from the beginning of the first set, going on a 9-3 run to open the match fueled by blocks from Dyer and Gross and kills from Frohling and Lyons. Pepperdine maintained a sizeable lead throughout the set, including by five service apiece from Lishman and Lyons. A pair of kills from Gross and two more from Frohling closed the set with a 25-14 Waves’ win for the early advantage.
The 49ers made the adjustments in the second set and despite an early 11-7 lead from the Waves, came back to tie things up 11-11. Each side went point-for-point en route to a 17-17 tie before the opposition grabbed another lead and took it to a 25-21 set win to tie the match heading into intermission.
Pepperdine once again broke out of the starting gate in the third set, amassing a 7-2 advantage early on with strong services from Farr and kills from O’Harra. The Waves went on another run with seven-straight services from Dyer, including back-to-back blocks from Gross and Harris. Another rejection from Dyer and O’Harra late in the set, followed by a Lishman ace, put the Waves up 2-1 with a 25-18 third set victory.
The fourth set went back-and-forth with both teams exchanging nine tied scores and three lead changes. The Waves pulled ahead first with a 12-10 lead, but the opposition took over at the 18-16 mark. Pepperdine tied things up 20-20 and an ace from Lyons and kills from Harris and Frohling finalized the Waves’ 3-1 victory over Long Beach State on top of a 25-21 fourth set win.
Next, the Waves will trek to Reno, Nev. to take on Nevada, Sacramento State and Missouri in the Nevada Wolf Pack Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
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Courtesy of Long Beach State Athletics
Long Beach State (1-9) came up empty on Tuesday night, suffering a 25-14, 21-25, 25-18, 25-21 loss to Pepperdine (6-4) at Firestone Fieldhouse. This was the final non-conference road match of the season for the Beach, ending a seven-match road trip.
Sophomore YiZhi Xue had a team-high 11 kills on .375 hitting, while freshman Radi Marinova set a new career-high with nine kills in her first career start. Sophomore Kjersti Norveel also chipped in nine kills on the night while Emma Kirst and Monika Simkova each had seven. Sophomore libero Hailey Harward had a match-leading 25 digs on the night. Freshman Fayth Rascon-Ryn added a career-high nine digs.
Pepperdine took the opening frame by out-hitting the Beach .312 to .000, benefitting from eight hitting errors by Long Beach State. That quickly changed in the second set, however, as Long Beach hit a match-best .385, with 18 kills and just three errors. Xue and Marinova combined for 10 kills on 15 swings without an error to have the match tied at intermission.
After the break, LBSU had lost its momentum and hit just .056 in the third. Simkova came alive with five of her seven kills in the fourth set, but none of her teammates had more than two in the must-win set. Harward had 10 of the team’s 24 digs in the fourth set, but Pepperdine was able to finish off the victory on its home floor.
The Beach return home to Walter Pyramid for three matches this weekend, starting Friday night at 7 p.m. against No. 13 UCLA. LBSU will then play two matches on Saturday, starting with San Francisco at 11 a.m. before taking on Montana State at 7 p.m.