Over the weekend, the Pepperdine beach squad took down tough opponents in then-ranked #7 Georgia State and then-ranked #2 Florida State. With the victories, the Wave earn VolleyMob’s National Beach Team of the Week honors.
The Wave improved to 3-1 with the 2-0 weekend, with all their matches coming to top-7 nationally ranked teams.
Pepperdine took on Florida State in their first match of the East Meets West Invitational. The Wave jumped out to an early lead with #4 Anika Wilson and Deahna Kraft taking down FSU’s Sierra Sanchez and Hailey Luke 2-0, (21-17, 21-14), shortly followed by the #2 duo of Corinne Quiggle and Brittany Howard fighting in three 2-1, (21-17, 14-21, 16-14) to take down the Seminoles and take a 2-0 match lead.
Florida State came back to tie the match at 2-2 with wins from their #3 and #5 duos. It came down to the #1 pair of Delaney Knudsen and Maddy Roh, who battled until the very end to take the match in three 2-1, (28-26, 18-21, 15-11).
#WinningWaves ..Roh and Knudsen clinch the 3-2 with a 15-11 #WavesWin in set three on one! #WavesUp thanks #PeppKneeGuy for the ? & updates! pic.twitter.com/PUPs3hrMdZ
— Pepperdine Beach VB (@WavesBeachVB) March 12, 2017
Knudsen and Roh’s 2-1 victory over FSU, was enough to earn the #7 spot on the NCAA’s weekly top-10 plays.
See where @WavesBeachVB came in on this week's #NCAATop10! pic.twitter.com/3T1zwcEsbK
— NCAA Volleyball (@NCAAVolleyball) March 13, 2017
The Wave’s second match of the invite was not as challenging, taking down #7 Georgia State 4-1 with the teams only defeat coming from the #3 position.
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