Frederick Leads Waves Past Portland to Remain Undefeated in West Coast Conference Play
Pepperdine Keeps Conference Record Untainted After Fifth League Match
Oct. 16, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s volleyball team extended its win streak to seven matches after a 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-17) triumph over West Coast Conference foe Portland. The Waves improve to 14-5 and a perfect 5-0 in the league, while the Pilots fall to 8-14 and 1-5 in the conference.
Lilla Frederick (Huntington Beach, Calif./Cornelia Connelly, HS) starred for the Waves with 15 kills on a career-high .565 attack percentage, in addition to 11 digs to tally her third double-double of the season. Frederick’s performance follows a career-best 17 kills versus Gonzaga earlier in the week.
After recording 10 digs, junior Stevi Robinson (Hermosa Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS) moved up a spot in the Pepperdine career record books. With 1,180 digs she ranks fourth all-time and is on pace to take over the top spot by the end of her senior campaign.
The Waves set the offensive tempo with a .376 (48-13-93), while restraining the Pilots to a .052 (24-19-96) attack percentage. Eleven of the 19 Portland attack errors were forced by the Pepperdine blockers. Brittney Clark’s (San Jose, Calif./Presentation HS) accounted for six total blocks, while Victoria Adelhelm (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Santa Fe Christian HS) and Kim Hill (Portland, Ore./Portland Christian HS) assisted on five blocks apiece.
The first frame featured six tie scores and four lead changes in the opening half. Tied at 10-all, Pepperdine was able to pull away using a 3-0 run to prompt the first Pilot timeout of the set. Out of the break, Frederick smashed another kill to the floor to extend the Wave lead to 14-10. Portland answered with two-straight points, but the Waves continued to extend their lead with on-target attacking. Frederick set up game point with back-to-back put aways, and the teams switched sides after a Pilot hitting error ended the frame.
Emily Cook (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS) matched Frederick in the first game with five kills.
The Waves dominated in the second set, nailing down 14 kills and committed just two errors. Clark was a perfect 5-for-5 on the attack, in addition to contributing three blocks on defense. Pepperdine went into intermission following a swift 25-11 second-set win.
The Pilots refused to bow out quietly, however, as they fought their way to a 12-10 lead in the third stanza. Following a Wave timeout, the home team was able to reclaim the lead at 17-15 thanks in part to kills from Adelhelm and Frederick. Portland managed just two more points, as Frederick hit a hot streak and tagged down five more kills before the set’s end. Clark put the match-clinching point on the board with a solo block.
Kellie Woolever (Long Beach, Calif./Woodrow Wilson HS) averaged 12.67 assists per set in today’s contest for a total of 38.
The Pilots were led by Danielle Dupar, who led the floor with 14 digs, and Kati Hronek’s nine kills.
Pepperdine hits the road for matches against Saint Mary’s on Wed., Oct. 20, and #23 San Diego on Sat., Oct. 23. Wednesday’s match versus the Gaels will be broadcasted live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. as part of their Wednesday Night Women’s College Volleyball Coverage.
Noting the Waves: This was the 1,105 match in Pepperdine women's volleyball history ... With the win the Waves are 691-412-2 all time and 282-69 in WCC play ... Nina Matthies has tallied 524 wins as the head coach of the Waves ... This was the 47th meeting between Pepperdine and Portland ... The Waves are 45-2 all-time versus the Pilots and a perfect 24-0 on the home court … Lilla Frederick tallied her third double-double (kills-digs) if the season and 14th of her career … With 10 digs tonight, Stevi Robinson surpassed Melissa Snow on the Pepperdine all-time career totals list, and currently ranks fourth with 1,180 digs. Sixty-seven more digs will move Robinson into the three spot, while 224 will make her the all-time leader in Wave history.