Malibu Roofing Company Propels #11 Waves to 3-1 Road Win

 Max  Chamberlain (13) (Photo by Sarah Otteman)
Max Chamberlain (13) (Photo by Sarah Otteman)
Feb. 10, 2018

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IRVINE, Calif. – The acclaimed ‘Malibu Roofing Company’ led the No. 11 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team to a four-set win over Concordia-Irvine at the CU Arena on Saturday afternoon, with Max Chamberlain leading the efforts with a career-high seven blocks.

The Waves (5-3, 1-1 MPSF) produced 18.0 team blocks against the Eagles’ (4-5, 0-2 MPSF) 11.5 to earn the victory with 25-17, 25-23, 24-26 and 25-21 final set scores. David Wieczorek also helped the cause with his third-career double-double on top of 21 kills and 10 digs, while Noah Dyer posted 17 digs to rank second in the single-match record books for a four-set match.

Pepperdine LogoBIG WAVES

  • David Wieczorek (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy): 21 kills, .333 hitting %, 10 digs, 4 blocks
  • Alex Harthaller (Innsbruck, Austria/Akademischeg Gymnasium/IPFW): 8 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs, 5 blocks (1 solo)
  • Colby Harriman (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit HS): 8 kills, .312 hitting %, 3 digs 1 ace
  • Michael Wexter (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West HS): 8 kills, .438 hitting %, 1 ace, 6 blocks
  • Max Chamberlain (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs HS): 7 blocks, 4 kills, 2 aces
  • Robert Mullahey (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS): 45 assists, 6 digs, 3 blocks
  • Noah Dyer (San Clemente, Calif./Saddleback Valley Christian HS): 17 digs, 3 assists
  • Kaleb Denmark (Redlands, Calif./Arrowhead Christian Academy): 6 blocks, 4 digs

    Pepperdine LogoWAVES VS. EAGLES
    Pepperdine outhit Concordia-Irvine with 52 kills on a .200 success rate as opposed to 43 kills on a .148 clip. The Waves put in 18.0 team blocks, while allowing 11.5 and amassed 52 digs and eight aces against the Eagles’ 44 digs and two aces. Pepperdine added 51 assists, while the opposition was good for 41.

    Pepperdine LogoPEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET
    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 14-3-26 (.423)

    2. 11-6-33 (.152)

    3. 13-11-41 (.049)

    4. 14-6-30 (.267)

    TOTAL: 52-26-130 (.200)

    Pepperdine LogoCONCORDIA-IRVINE ATTACK BY SET
    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 11-5-28 (.214)

    2. 13-8-36 (.065)

    3. 11-8-46 (.065)

    4. 8-2-25 (.240)

    TOTAL: 43-23-135 (.148)

    Pepperdine LogoPLAY-BY-PLAY
    Pepperdine came out solid in the first set, pulling ahead 10-5 with a strong opening service output from Robert Mullahey including back-to-back block efforts from David Wieczorek and Max Chamberlain. The Waves continued to roll against the Eagles, stringing together kills from Harriman and Harthaller and aces from each Harriman and Spencer Wickens to secure the first set 25-17 win.

    In the second set, the Waves and Eagles were more evenly matched to open. The opposition busted out to a 7-2 lead, but the Waves countered with kills from Michael Wexter and an ace from Harthaller to tie things up at 9’s. After a few back-and-forth options, the Waves were looking at an even 19-19 tie in the final moments of the set. Wieczorek pounded out four kills, including the final kill of the set to give the Waves a 2-0 advantage on top of the 25-23 set win.

    After more tied scores throughout the third set, including 9-9, 17-17 and 22-22 marks, the opposition pulled ahead. Concordia-Irvine battled through a match-point opportunity to tie the set at 24’s and worked off the momentum to secure a 26-24 win and force a fourth set.

    Pepperdine was ready to close the match as the Waves entered the fourth, however, and after another 10-10 tie in the middle of the set bounced ahead. Kills from Harriman and a block collaboration from Harthaller, Wexter and Mullahey propelled the Waves to a 19-15 lead late in the action. Kills from Wieczorek and Harthaller gave the Waves the advantage and another match-point opportunity and Harriman did the deed as a final smash from him earned a 25-21 set victory the 3-1 MPSF win for Pepperdine.

    Pepperdine LogoNEXT UP
    The Waves head back to Irvine for a Valentine’s Day match-up against No. 4 UC Irvine next week. Follow the Waves on Facebook and Twitter, @PeppVolleyball, and follow the team on Instagram, @PepperdineWaves. Get all the most recent schedules, results and more on www.PepperdineWaves.com.
     

     

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