SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Despite a solid offensive outing, Santa Clara volleyball was unable to string together enough plays to finish off a set in its second meeting of the season with Pepperdine.
Shannon Scully had 17 kills on an impressive .484 attack percentage and Hannah Frohling tallied 11 kills, to go along with a strong service game that led the Waves to a 25-20, 25-23, 25-23 victory over the Broncos in Thursday's West Coast Conference matchup.
The Broncos (18-11, 8-8 WCC) led 14-9 in the third before the Waves (17-10, 13-3) reeled off the next six points with Hana Lishman on serve. A kill from Decker evened the score at 18-all, but Pepperdine's Tarah Wylie responded with a kill and one of her four service aces. Santa Clara crept within a point five more times, but was unable to even the count. Scully and Frohling had kills and Wylie finished it off with a pair of her own to send the Waves to their sixth-straight win.
In the second set, which was tied nine times, Santa Clara outhit Pepperdine .366 to .279 but had five service errors. Decker tied the tally at 23-all on a kill, but Frohling had a kill and an attack error ended it.
The opening set was one of runs as Pepperdine scored the opening six points before Santa Clara responded with a 6-0 stretch to take 11-10 lead. Later in the stanza, the Waves scored five in a row with Frohling on serve to take a 22-16 lead. The Broncos pulled within 22-19 on an ace from Odom and an attack error from the Waves, but Scully matched that with two straight kills.
Isabel Zelaya had 38 assists and 17 of Pepperdine's 49 digs.
• Pepperdine now leads the series 43-33. The Waves won the previous meeting this season 3-1 in Malibu on Sept. 28.
• Odom already owns Santa Clara's single-season total block record in the rally-scoring era with 168 for the season. She needs 12 more blocks over the final two matches to set the single-season block record (179 by Stacey MacDonough in 1988). Odom's block average is also second all-time (Annalisa Muratore – 1.77 in 2004).
The Broncos have two more regular season matches, both at home. They face Loyola Marymount at 1 p.m. on Senior Day. The team will recognize seniors Alexa Dreyer, Michelle Gajdka Allison Kantor Anna McCreadie and Taylor Odom postmatch. Santa Clara will play Pacific on Tuesday with first serve set for 7 p.m. in Leavey Center.
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