Waves Downed after Five-Set Battle at Gonzaga
Jasmine Gross extended her career-best kill performance to 19-kills.
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.
|WAVES VS. BULLDOGS|
|PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET|
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)
|GONZAGA ATTACK BY SET|
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)
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.
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