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Dec 6- The Pepperdine Waves women's volleyball team (27-2) will face Minnesota (24-10) at the California Regional in Long Beach on Friday

Pictured: Senior Katie Wilkins and the Waves will face Minnesota in the round of 16 on Friday.

Dec 6- The Pepperdine Waves women's volleyball team (27-2) will face Minnesota (24-10) at the California Regional in Long Beach on Friday. The teams will face-off at 7:30 p.m. while Stanford and Washington start at 5:30 p.m. If the Waves advance, they will play the winner of the Stanford/Washington match Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

The Waves and Golden Gophers have battled three times in school history. Last year, Minnesota defeated Pepperdine during the first match of the 2002 season at the State Farm Classic.

Pepperdine claimed the WCC title by posting their third straight 14-0 mark in conference play. Senior outside hitter Katie Wilkins was named the WCC Player of the Year for the third straight season, becoming the first WCC volleyball player to have earned the honor three times.

Last season, the Waves advanced to the "Elite Eight" for the first time in program history. It was the furthest a WCC volleyball team has advanced in the NCAA Tournament.

You can purchase tickets by calling the Pepperdine ticket office at (866) WAVE TIX, Tuesday - Thursday 1-4 PM (PST).