David Wieczorek led the team with a career-high 28 kills on a career-best .591 attack ouput.
Thanks to seniors Mitchell Penning, Kyle Suppes, Soren Dion-Kindem, James Gehrels, Chad McCalliseter, Max States and Joshua Stewart.
Michael Wexter tabbed his first career double-double with 15 kills and a career-best 12 digs.
David Wieczorek led the team with 23 kills on a .487 success rate, Clay Carr added eight blocks and Mitchell Penning was good for three aces on the night.
The Waves posted a .386 hitting percentage (58-9-127), including a .647 output (11-0-17) in the second set alone to earn the win.
Men's Volleyball: No. 8 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 UC Irvine
PEPPERDINE CAREER: Has been a member of the Waves squad for three seasons, playing in two … Has started 24-of-26 matches played and 101 sets … Averaged a .346 hitting percentage with 1.10 kills/set and 111 total kills … Has amassed 93 total blocks including four solo rejections to average 0.96 blocks/set for Pepperdine … Posted a career-high 11 blocks at USC (2/18/17) … Led the Waves in blocks in 10 matches throughout two seasons.
PEPPERDINE 2017: Started in 19-of-20 matches played and saw action in 76 total sets ... Averaged 1.58 points/set with 1.11 kills/set, 0.88 blocks/set, 0.26 digs/set and 0.24 assists/set … Amassed a .308 hitting percentage with 84 kills and 32 errors on 169 swings … Posted 67 total blocks with three solos for the Waves … Had a career-high 11 blocks at USC (2/18) and a season-high .625 hitting percentage with six kills and one error on eight swings against UC San Diego (3/30) … Led the team in blocks in six separate matches and had five or more blocks in six matches.
PEPPERDINE 2016: Charted 25 sets played after starting in five-of-six total matches logged … Averaged 1.08 kills/set, 1.04 blocks/set, 1.70 points/set and 0.52 digs/set … Posted a .385 hitting percentage after smashing 27 kills with only seven errors on 52 attempts … Also tallied two aces, 13 digs and 26 total blocks including one solo rejection … Led the Waves in blocks on four occasions, in aces and hitting percentage once … Led the team with a .455 clip (6-1-11) in three sets against #3 Stanford at home (3/6) … Led the squad with a career-best six blocks twice, once against #3 Stanford (3/6) and again versus UC Irvine (2/27) … Had a career-high seven kills (7-1-8) for a career-best .750 offensive success rate in five sets against Long Beach State (3/31).
PEPPERDINE 2015: Did not see action as a rookie.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2013 Youth National training team.
CLUB: Played for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club ... Bronze medalist at the 2014 USAV Junior National Championships in the 18 open division ... Silver medalist in 2013.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 2014 ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection ... Played four years on the varsity squad for head coach Dan Glenn ... Led NHHS to the 2011 Sunset League championship as a freshman ... All-Sunset League first team pick as a senior ... Second-team all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior ... Three-time Newport Mesa Dream Team honoree ... All-Orange County honorable mention in 2014 ... Selected to compete at the 2014 37th Annual Orange County High School Volleyball All-Star game ... Posted 400 kills as a senior ... Member of the CSF Honor Society, the National League of Young Men and the Newport Beach Police Academy ... Scholar-athlete and honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Born Randall Clay Carr ... Son of Randy and Wendy Carr ... Older brother to Caroline ... Majoring in advertising ... States that "Going to Pepperdine was a dream of mine ever since I began playing volleyball. Once I started following the team, met Coach Dunphy and the rest of the coaching staff, I knew Pepperdine was a perfect match for my personality."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Tim Howard ... Favorite book is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Django Unchained ... Favorite tv show is Chasing Classic Cars ... Favorite musical artist is Ben Rector ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is surfing ... Also enjoys playing guitar, bodysurfing and hanging out with friends ... Self-proclaimed classic car fanatic, with ambitions to build a successful business in the automobile industry.