Samantha Cash tallies 12 kills and four blocks in four-set loss to Pacific.
Samantha Cash scores a team-high 14 points off of 11 kills and six blocks to lead Pepperdine to the upset road win.
The Waves play in their final two road matches of the regular season this week, facing San Francisco on Thursday and Santa Clara on Saturday.
Senior Katie Messing leads the Waves in kills for the eighth match in a row, depositing 10 today at LMU.
Seniors Katie Messing and Samantha Cash combine for 24 kills to lead Pepperdine to its second-straight shutout.
CLUB: Member of Coast Volleyball Club (16-18s) ... Took gold at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in the 16 Open division and again two years later in the 18 Open division ... Earned bronze medal in the 17 Open division at the Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas ... Member of the Southern California Volleyball Association High Performance team ... Also a member of the Bridge Volleyball Club (13-15s)
HIGH SCHOOL:Graduated from Bonita Vista High School in 2014 ... 2012 and 2013 Mesa Player of the Year ... Three-time Mesa League first team selection ... Mesa League second team pick as a freshman ... Posted more than 300 kills every season ... Helped lift Bonita Vista High School to four-consecutive Mesa League Championships ... As a sophomore, led Barons to the title match of the CIF San Diego Section Div. II tournament ... Earned All-CIF second team acclaim as a result ... Also an All-CIF second team selection as a senior ... Four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll ... Awarded for outstanding academic achievement in AP statistics.
PERSONAL: Born in Chula Vista, Calif. to parents Susan and Tim Loitz ... Has two older brothers, Patrick and Landon ... Majoring in sports medicine and aspires to become a physical therapist ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a Christian college and I fell in love with the campus, the academic side is challenging and I love the idea of small class sizes."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Bastian Schweinsteiger ... Favorite professional team is the Oakland Athletics ... Favorite books are the Bible, The Great Gatsby and Persepolis ... Favorite tv show is NCIS ... Favorite movie is The Dark Knight Rises ... Favorite band is Pearl Jam ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is ping pong ... Enjoys going to the beach, surfing, reading, listening to music and playing other sports like ping pong and basketball.