LMU Swept at Pepperdine, Drop PCH Cup Point
The Lions hit just .081 against the Waves on Saturday night.
Nov. 6, 2010
The LMU volleyball team (15-11, 6-4 WCC) hit just .081 as a team en route to being swept on the road at cross-town rival Pepperdine (17-7, 8-2) by scores of 25-14, 25-19, 25-16. With the win, Pepperdine swept the season series against the Lions and earned a point in the PCH Cup standings.
Junior Jasmine Rankins led all players with 13 kills, but LMU managed just 28 kills as a team, as Alyse Hensley and Kenna Crouse each had six. The Lions, who have led the WCC in service aces virtually all season, served-up just two aces, with Crouse and sophomore Olivia Bailey, who had 28 assists, both contributing one. Junior Lauren DeGrandmont posted a team-best nine digs in the loss.
Brittney Clark and Emily Cook each had nine kills for Pepperdine, which hit .311 as a team. Setter Kellie Woolever teamed a match-best 33 assists with 13 digs for the only double-double of the match. Cook was also extremely effective from the service area, serving-up three of Pepperdine's six team aces.
Rankins opened the match with five kills in the first set, but LMU hit for a .000 percentage with eight kills and as many errors. The Waves hit just .211 in the period, but four kills from Kim Hill and three apiece from Cook and Clark proved enough to earn the 25-14 victory.
Hensley came out swinging in the second set, posting four kills on nine attacks, joined by three apiece from Rankins and Crouse. Unfortunately for the Lions, Pepperdine managed to hit .382 in the period, led by four kills from Victoria Adelhelm and three more from Clark, Cook and Hill.
Pepperdine never trailed in the third set, hitting .353 to LMU's .111 to claim the sweep of the Lions. Frederick had four kills on six attacks, while Adelhelm, Clark and Cook each finished with three kills in the final period. Rankins contributed her final five kills in the period, but LMU could not force a fourth period.
The Lions return to action on Thursday when they travel to Gonzaga to continue the final road trip of the season.