Nov. 8, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco lost a back and forth match in five games to the Pepperdine Waves Thursday evening. Junior Addie Webster collected 19 kills and 13 digs in the Dons' loss.
USF's record now sits at 15-12, 4-7 in West Coast Conference play, while the Waves improve to 16-7, 8-3 in the WCC. The victory extended Pepperdine's current win streak to six straight.
San Francisco opened the match with a 30-27 victory in game one on the strength of a .326 hitting percentage. Pepperdine's Julie Rubenstein and Lecca Roberts had six kills each to help bring the score to a 27-27 tie late. But a solo block by junior Alix Gombos and a block assist with senior Kristin Hasselberg gave the Dons the 29-27 led they needed. Hasselberg closed the game with one of her six kills in the opening game. For the first frame, Gombos add five kills on a .833 clip.
USF looked to grab to 2-0 advantage in game two but with a 29-27 lead the Dons faltered. Following a San Francisco attack error, three blocks from the Waves' duo of Roberts and Rachel Lumsden tied the match at 1-1.
Webster was the driving force behind a game three victory for the Dons as she had nine of her team leading kills total in the USF 30-26 win. Pepperdine hit a team match low of .140 in the frame
Rubenstein hammered down 14 kills on 21 attempts with only two errors in games four and five to send Pepperdine to the match win. She topped all players with 28 kills and also added 13 digs. Roberts collected 16 kills on a .560 percentage to go along with nine total blocks. Kayla Walker and Cassi Chamberlain also scored in double figures with 13 and 12 kills, respectively.
Besides Webster's performance, junior Carly Babin hit .481 and collected 15 kills. Hasselberg and freshman Sarah Mandala both had 13 kills. Sophomore Haley Carroll, the Dons' libero had a match-high 30 digs.
USF plays Loyola Marymount in its 2007 home finale Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.