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August 24-Pepperdine lost a three-game decision to host Minnesota on Friday night in a first round match at the State Farm/NACWAA Classic in Minnespolis, Minnesota

August 24-Pepperdine lost a three-game decision to host Minnesota on Friday night in a first round match at the State Farm/NACWAA Classic in Minnespolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers (1-0) won by scores of 30-24, 30-25 and 30-28 to advance to the championship match against top-ranked and defending national champion Stanford on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. (PDT). The Waves (0-1) will play Northern Iowa, which was swept in three games (30-19, 30-27, 30-19) by the Cardinal, in the consolation match on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. (PDT).

Sophomore outside hitter Brie Harris led the Waves with 12 kills, while sophomore libero Christina Hinds totaled a match-high 17 digs. Junior outside hitter Cassie Bussie recorded a double-double as she totaled 13 kills and 12 digs while hitting .324 to lead unranked Minnesota to a three-game sweep over No. 8 Pepperdine in the opening round of the State Farm Classic at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Friday.