Malibu Roofing Company Propels #11 Waves to 3-1 Road Win
The Waves marked 18.0 team blocks, denying the opposition to a low .148 success rate throughout the match.
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.
|WAVES VS. EAGLES|
|PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET|
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)
|CONCORDIA-IRVINE ATTACK BY SET|
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)
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.