The Waves hit for a .429 success rate with 53 kills and only 11 errors on 98 swings throughout four sets.
David Wieczorek led the Waves with 20 kills, tying his career high at Pepperdine.
This will be the first time the Waves face both of these squads.
The Waves ranked No. 5 in the AVCA and MPSF preseason polls earlier this month.
Tarantino passed his single-match career-best in kills with 24 and aces with six tonights.
PEPPERDINE CAREER: Has worn the Waves’ jersey for two seasons … Started in 24-of-27 matches played and has seen action in 89 total sets … Averaged 2.01 kills/set, 0.80 digs/set, 0.64 blocks/set, 2.50 points/set and 0.17 service aces/set … Has a .202 success rate on the offensive after putting down 226 kills and 131 errors on 545 swings … Also has produced 13 aces, 71 digs, 60 total blocks including two solo rejections and 270 points … Posted his career-best 18 kills in the five-set upset at #3 Stanford and his career-high four aces and .571 hitting percentage (10-2-14) against Concordia-Irvine (1/10/16) … Marked a career high eight blocks twice, first against UC Irvine (1/22/16) and again at USC (1/26/16) … Amassed a career-high 10 digs versus CSUN (4/2/16).
PEPPERDINE 2016: One of three Waves to start all 24 matches … Played in 84 total sets … Averaged 2.61 kills/set, 3.10 points/set, 0.80 digs/set, 0.68 blocks/set and 0.14 aces and assists/set as a sophomore … Finished the season with a .173 hitting percentage after posting 219 kills and 127 errors on 532 total swings … Also amassed 12 aces, 67 digs, 57 blocks including two solos and put up 422 total service reception attempts … Had double-figure kills on eight occasions and double-figure digs once … Led the team in kills four times, aces four times, hitting percentage three times and digs twice … Tabbed a career-best 18 kills in the five-set upset over #3 Stanford in Palo Alto … Tallied a career-high .571 (10-2-14) hitting percentage and four aces in the season-opener versus Concordia-Irvine (1/10) … Picked up a career-high eight blocks twice, first against UC Irvine (1/22) and then again at USC (1/26) … Posted a career-best 10 digs against CSUN (4/2) … Tallied 16 kills and a .323 offensive success rate, with one ace, two digs and eight blocks including one solo denial against UC Irvine (1/22).
PEPPERDINE 2015: Appeared in three matches and five sets as a freshman ... Totaled seven kills while hitting .231 (7 kills-4 errors-13 attempts) ... Posted five kills in season opener vs. North Greenville (1/3) ... Other season totals include two assists, one ace, four digs and three blocks for 9.5 points ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2013 USA Volleyball Boys' Youth National team and Youth A1 team ... Paced BYNT in kills at the 2013 FIVB Youth World Championships
CLUB: Member of the Pace Bootlegger Volleyball Club.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School in 2014 ... Spent four seasons on
the varsity squad as an outside hitter, leading McQuaid Jesuit to three New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) state championships ... Led the Knights to the 2010, 2011, 2012 Section V championship titles, preceding the state titles ... Section V MVP in
2012 ... AVCA High School All-American first team selection as a senior ... Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year as a senior ... New York State All-Star as a junior ... Mentioned in Volleyball Magazine's "25 Underclassmen to Watch" while a junior ... NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete ... An All-Greater Rochester honorable mention in tennis ... Co-director of the campus ministry ... National Honor Society and Simba Society member.
PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Marie Harriman ... Has two older sisters, Adrienne and Rachael ... Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. ... Majoring in international studies (political science) ... Chose Pepperdine because "It is a perfect blend of high-quality academics, national championship-contending athletics, an amazing location and an incredible opportunity to play for Coach Marv Dunphy."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Reid Priddy ... Favorite pro team is the Boston Red Sox ... Favorite book is The Kite Runner ... Favorite movie is Nacho Libre ... Favorite tv show is So You Think You Can Dance ... Favorite musical artist is Dave Mathews ... Favorite food is paella ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are beach volleyball, tennis, baseball and basketball.