The Waves (17-3, 10-0) left little doubt why they are perfect in the WCC and one of the top ranked teams this season. Pepperdine bent as the Lions kept games one and two tight, but the Waves never broke in cruising in game three for the sweep, 30-23, 30-28, 30-19. The Lions fall to 13-8 and 6-4 in the conference.
Game one went back and forth, with neither team building a lead of greater than four until the Waves earned five straight to take a 26-21 lead. The Lions would never recover, as they would hit a mere .146 as a team and be led by freshman Dina Debernardi and her four kills.
Game two look to be more of the same, with both teams going back-and-forth until the Waves took a four-point lead at 17-13. However, the Lions would climb back and tie the game at 26, again at 27 and at 28 before Pepperdine would score the final two points to take game two. Debernardi would have another four kills in the game, as would freshman Jody Carlson and sophomore Kealani Kimball.
The Waves would pull away in the third, as the Lions never led.
Debernardi would lead the Lions with 12 kills, followed by Kimball's 10, who would earn a double-double with 10 digs.
Katie Wilkins led all players on offense with 17 kills for the Waves. She added seven digs and two blocks and posted a .314 hitting percentage.
October's Volleyball Player of the Month, Stacy Rouwenhorst of Pepperdine also had a phenomenal night, downing 16 kills with no errors for a solid .593 hitting percentage. She also posted a match-high 16 digs.