Waves Downed after Five-Set Battle at Gonzaga

Heidi Dyer (4) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
Oct. 5, 2017

Final Stats

Box Score

MALIBU, Calif. — After a thrilling but tough battle against Gonzaga at the Martin Centre, the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team fell with 22-25, 28-26, 19-25, 25-22 and 15-10 final set scores to the Zags.

Heidi Dyer and Hannah Frohling posted double-doubles, while Jasmine Gross extended her career-high kill presence by one. Dyer marked a career-best 63 assists and added 11 digs, three blocks and an ace in the all-around effort. Frohling posted 19 kills and 10 digs and Gross tabbed a career-best 19-kills and added nine blocks, five digs and a .417 hitting percentage.

Pepperdine LogoBIG WAVES

  • Jasmine Gross (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS): 19 kills, .417 hitting percentage, 9 blocks, 5 digs
  • Hannah Frohling (Edmond, Okla./Edmond North HS): 19 kills, 10 digs, 3 blocks
  • Nikki Lyons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas HS): 14 kills, 8 digs
  • Heidi Dyer (San Clemente, Calif./Saddleback Valley Christian HS): 63 assists, 11 digs, 3 blocks, 1 ace, 2 kills
  • Ashley Harris (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande HS/Arizona): 9 kills, .389 hitting percentage, 2 blocks
  • Hana Lishman (Kailua, Hawai’i/Punahou School): 12 digs, 2 aces, 4 assists
  • Jaiden Farr (Peterson, Utah/Morgan HS): 14 digs, 2 assists, 1 ace
  • Alli O’Harra (Boise, Idaho/Centennial HS): 5 kills

    Pepperdine LogoWAVES VS. BULLDOGS
    The Waves led the court with 71 kills on a .254 hitting percentage, while the opposition was good for 63 kills on a .233 output. Each side marked 10.0 team blocks apiece, while the Zags led with 68 digs and eight aces and the Waves put up four aces and 62 digs.

    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 18-6-45 (.267)

    2. 15-9-34 (.176)

    3. 16-2-41 (.341)

    4. 16-5-37 (.297)

    5. 6-4-20 (.100)

    TOTAL: 71-26-177 (.254)

    Pepperdine LogoGONZAGA ATTACK BY SET
    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 14-6-40 (.200)

    2. 14-6-32 (.250)

    3. 11-7-39 (.103)

    4. 15-2-32 (.406)

    5. 9-4-20 (.250)

    TOTAL: 63-25-163 (.233)

    Pepperdine LogoPLAY-BY-PLAY
    It came down to the fifth set. The Waves went ahead early and amassed an 8-5 lead with kills from Frohling and blocks from Dyer and Gross. Gonzaga evened the match at the 10-10 mark and the Waves were unable to close the gap. The Bulldogs ended the match with a 15-10 fifth set victory.

    Despite falling behind 1-5 in the first set, the Waves rallied to tie the score at 6’s with the help of smashes from the attack efforts of Frohling and Lyons and a solo rejection from Gross. After 9-9, 16-16 and 20-20 tied scores, the Waves buckled down and kills from Gross and Frohling ended with a Waves 25-22 win to pull ahead 1-0 early.

    The second set was as close as the first throughout, with 5-5, 14-14 and 22-22 set scores. A Gross kill late put the Waves in set-point opportunity, but the opposition rallied to tie things up 26-26. The opposition won the set 28-26 to tie the match 1-1.

    Pepperdine started even with the Bulldogs in the third set, but extended a gap with a 7-3 run late in the set for a 19-15 lead. Back-to-back blocks from Frohling, Gross and Dyer, Gross put the Waves up 22-15. Late in the set, a pair of kills from Gross and a set-winning ace from Dyer put the Waves up 2-1 with a 25-19 set victory.

    The home team broke ahead early in the fourth and continued towards a 25-22 set win to send the match to the fifth.

    Pepperdine LogoNEXT UP
    On Saturday, the Waves head to Oregon to challenge Portland at 1 p.m. and end the road trip up north. The match will stream live on TheW.tv.

    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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