No. 12 Cal Poly beach volleyball won all three of its matches to extend its win streak to five on Sunday, Mar. 20 at the Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex.
The Mustangs (8-7) defeated Southern Miss 5-0, Houston Baptist 4-1 and No. 18 Pepperdine 3-2.
Cal Poly started the day by defeating Southern Miss. In that match, freshman Peyton Dueck and graduate Addison Hermstad won 21-12 and 21-18 at the No. 2 spot to give Cal Poly its first point. The No. 1 and No. 4 spots for the Mustangs had no problems either, as they beat their opponents in two sets to extend Cal Poly’s lead to 3-0.
A few hours later, the Mustangs defeated Houston Baptist in a convincing 4-1 victory. Dueck and Hermstad, this time at the No. 3 spot, kicked the matchup off again for the Mustangs as they won 21-17, 21-16 to put Cal Poly on the board.
No. 18 Pepperdine
In their final match against No. 18 Pepperdine, Dueck and Hermstad continued their success as they won 21-17, 21-14 at the No. 3 pairing to give the Mustangs their first point of the dual.
After the Waves tied the match at 1-1 after a victory in the No. 2 spot, Miric and Connor put the Mustangs back in front after they won 21-17, 17-21, 15-9.
Pepperdine tied the dual again at 2-2 at the No. 4 spot. However, the No. 5 duo of sophomore Sam Strah and Peranich came back after dropping the first set 12-21 to win the next two 21-12, 15-10 to clinch the victory for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly will be back at home for three more contests on Monday, Mar. 21. They will face Boise State at 8:30 a.m, followed by No. 10 Cal at 11:30 a.m, and No. 16 Arizona at 2:30 p.m.