VolleyMob National Beach Team Of The Week: Pepperdine

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 14th, 2017 | Beach, College - Beach, News, Pac-12

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).

Knudsen and Roh’s 2-1 victory over FSU, was enough to earn the #7 spot on the NCAA’s weekly top-10 plays.

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.

Previous VolleyMob Beach Teams of the Week:

  • Pepperdine

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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