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 hit for a .429 success rate with 53 kills and only 11 errors on 98 swings throughout four sets.
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.
Michael Wexter and David Wieczorek led the team with 19 and 17 kills respectively.
Men's Volleyball: No. 8 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 UC Irvine
USA VOLLEYBALL/CLUB: Played for the U.S. Youth National Team in 2015 and helped the team place 7th in the World Championships in Resistencia, Argentina … Also played for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club for 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U teams and 949 Volleyball Club for 14U team … Named Junior Open All-American in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 … At the Junior Open, garnered gold medal with 18U team, silver medal with 15U team and bronze medals with 14U, 16U and 17U teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Saddleback Valley Christian High School in San Clemente, Calif. in 2016 … Lettered four seasons as a setter, opposite and outside hitter in the San Joaquin League/CIF Division 4 under Head Coach Ryan Van Renssalaer … Named CIF Division 4/5 Player of the Year and San Joaquin League Player of the Year all four seasons … Three-time SVC Male Athlete of the Year (sophomore through senior seasons) … All-Orange County first team in senior and junior campaigns, second team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman … San Joaquin League Male Athlete of the Year as a senior … Led the team to CIF Division 5 Championships status in 2013 and 2014 and Division 4 Championship honors in 2015 and 2016 … Helped the team take the CIF Division 3 Regional Championship title in 2016 … Led the team to San Joaquin League Championship crowns all four seasons … Helped the team rank #9 nationally in 2016 … Also lettered in beach volleyball, taking home the Orange County Beach League Championship crown in 2016 … Commended Scholar by SVC.
PERSONAL: Son of Ian Dyer and Kristina Dyer … Has five siblings: Travis Waddell, Heidi Dyer, Lily Dyer, George Dyer and Gabriel Dyer … Majoring in Business Administration at Pepperdine … Aspires to be an entrepreneur and play professional volleyball … Sister, Heidi, is an All-American beach volleyball player and a WCC All-Freshman team indoor competitor at Pepperdine … Father, Ian, played volleyball and basketball at Harvard and was a professional beach volleyball player … Uncle, Aaron Dyer, played volleyball and basketball at USC … Brother, Travis Waddell, played volleyball at UCSC … When asked what his most thrilling moment in sports was he stated, “winning CIF each of the four years at SVC and winning the gold at the Junior Olympics with Balboa in my 18s year.”
FAVORITES: Favorite professional team are the Los Angeles Clippers … Favorite book is Lonesome Gods by Louis L’Amour … Favorite movie is My Blue Heaven … Favorite food is burritos … Favorite sport other than volleyball is basketball … Favorite hobbies and pastimes include fishing, reading, hammocking and playing beach volleyball.