Asics Classic

Jeff Golden
Junior Kellie Woolever (2), freshman Taylor Racich (8), and sophomore Samantha Cash (16) celebrate a point.

Pepperdine hosted Cal State Fullerton, Arizona, and the Chinese club team Jiangsu for the annual Asics Classic volleyball tournament Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. While the home team won the tournament with a thrilling 3-2 win over Arizona, the Chinese squad handily beat both Pepperdine and Arizona in 3-0 matches. The Jiangsu team, comprised of top Chinese players including National and Junior National Team members and coached by former Men’s National Team player Yongye Xue, is in the United States to compete in AVCA College Volleyball Showcase exhibition matches, and also beat UCLA, USC, California, and Stanford during their American tour.

Originally published in November 2012

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