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Sept. 4, 2003

After falling to top-ranked USC on Wednesday night, the Pepperdine Waves (2-2) boarded the plane at 4:30 a.m. this morning and traveled to Texas State University - San Marcos to prepare for the annual CenturyTel/Roger Beasley Premier hosted by Texas State.

The six-team tournament features two ranked teams, Pepperdine and No. 24 Wisconsin, while Arkansas State (4-0), Louisiana Tech (3-1), Florida State (2-1), and Texas State (1-3) will also compete.

"We are really excited to attend this tournament because there's a lot of quality teams participating" said head coach Nina Matthies, who is in her 21st season at Pepperdine. "We have goals to accomplish this weekend and our team is anticipating some great competition."

Pepperdine will face the Arkansas State Lady Indians in match one of the tournament on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. The Lady Indians rolled out four-straight victories this past weekend to win the annual Arkansas State Classic. The last time ASU won its opening four games was in 2000 when the Tribe reeled out five consecutive victories.

Junior-transfer Giedre Tarnauskaite is pacing ASU with 4.07 kills per game while hitting .326 for the weekend. She earned MVP honors at the tournament.

ABOUT ARKANSAS STATE: The Lady Indians rolled out four-straight victories this past weekend to win the annual Arkansas State Classic. The last time ASU won its opening four games was in 2000 when the Tribe reeled out five consecutive victories. They defeated Memphis 3-2, Northwestern State 3-1, Arkansas-Little Rock 3-1, and Eastern Kentucky 3-0.

Junior-transfer Giedre Tarnauskaite had an impressive debut as a Lady Indian, earning the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. Tarnauskaite averaged 4.07 kills per game while hitting .326 for the weekend. The 5-11 outside hitter from Kaunas, Lithuania, also tallied 49 digs and six service aces. Junior Caitlyn Mitchell also received all-tournament honors for the Tribe. Mitchell, a 5-11 outside hitter from Menifee, Calif., averaged 3.33 kills and 2.73 digs per game.

 

 

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