Waves Sweep UC Davis at Nevada Invitational
The Pepperdine women's volleyball team ran its season record to 7-0 with a three-set sweep of UC Davis in the first match of the Nevada AT&T Invitational on Friday evening.
The Waves, who are off to their best start since the 2000 season when they opened with nine straight victories, play two more matches on Saturday (Sept. 13), facing
Pepperdine is ranked #13 by Molten/Volleyball Magazine and #24 by the AVCA.
Junior outside hitter Rachel Lumsden (
Junior setter Kiah Fiers (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif./Peninsula HS) had 18 assists in two sets. She gave way in the third set to sophomore Kealohilani Kea (
It was a sparkling defensive performance by the Waves, who held the Aggies to a .031 hitting percentage (28 kills and 25 hitting errors), a season low by a Pepperdine opponent. The Waves had a season-high 11 blocks.
The Waves had a 20-14 lead in the first set, but the Aggies rallied to tie it at 20-20. It was still tied at 24-24 when a Lumsden kill and a
Pepperdine put together a big run in the second set, as an 8-0 run with Rubenstein serving made it 21-11, and the set eventually ended on a
With a 14-13 lead in the third set, the Waves scored four straight points, two on kills by Rubenstein, and weren’t challenged again. The match ended on a kill by senior middle blocker Cassi Chamberlain (