#2 Waves Go Undefeated at Zuma Beach this Season

Maddie  Dilfer (12),  Delaney Knudsen,  Nina Matthies,  Corinne  Quiggle (1),  Marcio Sicoli and Team (Photo by Sarah Otteman)
Maddie Dilfer (12), Delaney Knudsen, Nina Matthies, Corinne Quiggle (1), Marcio Sicoli and Team (Photo by Sarah Otteman)
April 14, 2018

Stats & Results

MALIBU, Calif. – The No. 2 Pepperdine beach volleyball team gave Head Coach Nina Matthies a true Zuma Beach send off on Saturday afternoon, highlighting the Hall of Famer's final coaching day on the home courts with a pair of wins over No. 12 Arizona and No. 5 Cal Poly. Matthies’ all-time record at Zuma Beach now and forever will stand at 42-2.for a .955 winning percentage at home.

The wins over Arizona (16-10) and Cal Poly (23-5) closed out the Waves (21-3) home matches for the season. Pepperdine went undefeated at Zuma Beach this season with an 8-0 record. Seniors Corinne Quiggle and Maddie Dilfer, along with Matthies, were celebrated after the matches.

Pepperdine LogoRESULTS
#2 Pepperdine 4, #12 Arizona 1

1. Deanha Kraft/Corinne Quiggle (PEPP) def. Natalie Anselmo/Olivia MacDonald (UA) – 21-16, 21-11

2. Brook Bauer/Madalyn Roh (PEPP) def. Hailey Devlin/Stephany Purdue (UA) – 21-9, 21-13

3. Heidi Dyer/Gigi Hernandez (PEPP) def. Kacey Nady/Makenna Martin (UA) – 21-16, 21-19

4. Brooke Burling/Jonny Baham (UA) def. Skylar Caputo/Alexis Filippone (PEPP) – 21-17, 21-18

5. Maddie Dilfer/Nikki Lyons (PEPP) def. Caroline Cordes/Sara Watanabe (UA) – 21-18, 21-14

Order of finish: 1, 2, 5*, 4, 3

#2 Pepperdine 5, #5 Cal Poly 0

1. Deanha Kraft/Corinne Quiggle (PEPP) def. Torrey Van Winden/Tia Miric (CPSLO) – 21-17, 13-21, 15-12

2. Brook Bauer/Madalyn Roh (PEPP) def. Emily Jonny/Samantha Manley (CPSLO) – 22-20, 21-16

3. Heidi Dyer/Gigi Hernandez (PEPP) def. Adlee Van Winden/Taylor Nelson (CPSLO) – 21-16, 21-13

4. Skylar Caputo/Alexis Filippone (PEPP) def. Rae Greisen/Macy Gordon (CPSLO) – 21-17, 24-22

5. Maddie Dilfer/Nikki Lyons (PEPP) def. Heather Pembroke/Hannah Hubbard (CPSLO) – 21-19, 21-15

Exhibition: Livy Lee/Sjea Anderson (CPSLO) def. Jordan Ferrari/Katie Gavin (PEPP) – 35-33, 21-13

Order of finish: 3, 5, 4*, 2, 1

Pepperdine LogoKEY STATS
Match 1: Pepperdine def. Arizona, 4-1

1: Kraft: 18 kills, 4 blocks, 2 aces; Quiggle: 6 kills, 1 ace

2: Bauer: 15 kills, 3 aces; Roh: 13 kills, 2 aces

3: Dyer: 11 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces; Hernandez: 15 kills, 1 ace

4: Filippone: 13 kills, 2 blocks; Caputo: 12 kills

5: Dilfer: 19 kills, 1 ace; Lyons: 9 kills, 1 block, 4 aces

Match 2: Pepperdine def. Cal Poly, 5-0

1: Kraft: 23 kills, 2 blocks, 4 aces; Quiggle: 6 kills

2: Bauer: 11 kills, 2 aces; Roh: 18 kills, 1 block, 2 aces

3: Dyer: 13 kills; Hernandez: 11 kills, 1 ace

4: Filippone: 18 kills, 5 blocks, 1 ace; Caputo: 9 kills, 1 ace

5: Dilfer: 11 kills, 3 aces; Lyons: 6 kills, 2 blocks, 5 aces

Pepperdine LogoMATCH RECAP
The Waves came out strong in the first match of the day, collecting four-of-five first set wins to set the tone. On court one, Deahna Kraft and Corinne Quiggle dominated Natalie Anselmo and Olivia MacDonald with a 21-16, 21-11 win to put the first mark on the board for the Waves. Then, Brook Bauer and Madalyn Roh downed Hailey Devlin and Stephany Purdue with a 21-9, 21-13 win in the No. 2 position to put Pepperdine in a position to clinch.

Maddie Dilfer and Nikki Lyons would do the honors on court five with a 21-18, 21-14 victory over Caroline Cordes and Sara Watanabe. The Wildcats then took a win on four, but the Waves countered with another win on three to close the match. Heidi Dyer and Gigi Hernandez bested Kacey Nady and Makenna Martin 21-16, 21-19 to make it a 4-1 win for the home team.

In the second match, the Waves set out to get redemption from the opening match of the season against Cal Poly. Pepperdine cruised through the first sets with five-of-five wins to once again set the tone early.

Dyer and Hernandez were the first to finish with a 21-16, 21-13 win over Adlee Van Winden and Taylor Nelson on court three. Then on five, Lyons and Dilfer collected their second win of the day with a 21-19, 21-15 victory over Heather Pembroke and Hannah Hubbard.

Skylar Caputo and Alexis Filippone would be the Waves to clinch on court four, as the duo downed Rae Greisen and Macy Gordon 21-17, 24-22 for the overall Waves’ win. Pepperdine wasn’t finished, however, as Bauer and Roh put down Emily Jonny and Samantha Manley 22-20, 21-16 win on court two.

After falling in the second set, Quiggle and Kraft rallied back to grit out a solid 21-17, 13-21, 15-12 match win in the No. 1 position over Torrey Van Winden and Tia Miric to complete the 5-0 Waves’ sweep.

Pepperdine LogoNOTABLES

  • The Waves No. 4 pair Skylar Caputo and Alexis Filippone have the Waves’ best record with a 22-2 output this season. The pair still ranks atop the country as a pair based on CollegeBeachVB.com.
  • The Waves have an 20-3 record against ranked opponents and have gone 8-3 when facing teams ranked in the AVCA top-5.
  • Pepperdine is currently ranked No. 1 in the AVCA coaches poll.

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