Waves Roll Through Long Beach State 3-1

Jasmine Gross (9) (Photo by Julianna Chan)
Sept. 12, 2017

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MALIBU, Calif. — 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.

Pepperdine LogoBIG WAVES

  • 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

    Pepperdine LogoWAVES 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.

    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)

    TOTAL: 56-5-48 (.224)

    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)

    TOTAL: 50-25-161 (.155)

    Pepperdine LogoPLAY-BY-PLAY
    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.

    Pepperdine LogoNEXT UP
    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.

    Follow the Waves on Facebook and Twitter, @WavesVolleyball, and follow the team on Instagram, @peppvolley. Get all the most recent schedules, results and more on www.PepperdineWaves.com.



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