Waves Fall to #4 USC
LOS ANGELES Â Despite a season-best performance from senior middle blocker Lecca Roberts, the Pepperdine women’s volleyball team dropped a three-game match to the #4 USC Trojans, 30-22, 30-23, 30-28 Wednesday night at USC’s Galen Center.
The Waves dropped game one after managing only a .075 hitting percentage. In game two, the Waves took a 12-11 lead after falling behind 3-0 to start the game, but the Women of Troy scored 10 of the next 11 points to build a 21-13 and held on for a 30-23 victory. In a tightly contested game three, the Waves rallied to tie the match at 28-28 after trailing by as many as four points throughout the game, but the Women of Troy scored the final two points to seal the 30-28 victory.
“Sometimes we did some fabulous things, then we would turn around and do the exact opposite,” Pepperdine Coach Nina Matthies said. “We didn’t take care of the ball. We didn’t help ourselves. We can’t give away anything when we’re playing a team like this. That’s a good team playing at home.”
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