#12 Pepperdine Upsets #4 UC Irvine in Four

Colby Harriman (Photo by Martin A Folb)
Colby Harriman (Photo by Martin A Folb)
Feb. 14, 2018

Final Stats

Box Score

IRVINE, Calif. – The No. 12 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team marked a four-set upset over No. 4 UC Irvine on Wednesday night after the Waves dominated the service line with 13 aces including three aces from four Waves.

David Wieczorek, Alex Harthaller, Colby Harriman and Max Chamberlain each possessed three aces apiece towards the Waves’ (6-3, 1-1 MPSF) effort for a 25-17, 34-32, 13-25, 25-16 win on the night over the Anteaters (10-3).

Pepperdine LogoBIG WAVES

  • David Wieczorek (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy): 19 kills, .350 hitting %, 3 aces, 4 digs, 2 block solos, 25 service receptions
  • Alex Harthaller (Innsbruck, Austria/Akademischeg Gymnasium/IPFW): 13 kills, .226 hitting %, 3 aces, 3 digs, 2 blocks, 23 service receptions
  • Colby Harriman (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit HS): 10 kills, .368 hitting %, 3 aces, 3 blocks, 4 digs
  • Max Chamberlain (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs HS): 3 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks, 3 digs
  • Michael Wexter (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West HS): 4 blocks, 5 kills
  • Robert Mullahey (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS): 45 assists, 1 kills, 1 ace, 4 digs
  • Noah Dyer (San Clemente, Calif./Saddleback Valley Christian HS): 7 digs, 22 service receptions

    Pepperdine LogoWAVES VS. ANTEATERS
    The Waves and Anteaters went point-for-point on the attack front with each team posting 51 kills apiece. Pepperdine posted a .281 success rate to the opposition’s .301, while the Waves marked 47 assists and 26 digs to UCI’s 49 assists and 38 digs. The Waves led each side with 13 aces and 8.0 blocks, while Irvine was good for four aces and 7.5 blocks.

    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 15-1-20 (.700)

    2. 15-10-40 (.125)

    3. 8-5-28 (.107)

    4. 13-3-26 (.385)

    TOTAL: 51-19-114 (.281)

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    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 10-6-21 (.190)

    2. 17-8-35 (.257)

    3. 12-2-18 (.556)

    4. 12-4-28 (.276)

    TOTAL: 51-20-103 (.301)

    Pepperdine LogoPLAY-BY-PLAY
    Pepperdine took ahold of the match from the beginning, amassing a 13-8 set one lead with a block from Michael Wexter and Colby Harriman and kills from Max Chamblerlain and Alex Harthaller. The Waves continued on the attack front with a .700 hitting percentage with smashes from Colby Harriman and final aces from Robert Mullahey to put the Waves up 25-17.

    In the second set, each side went point-for-point en route to a late extra point opportunity. The Waves fought off five set-point options throughout, including a deciding 25-24 factor by forcing an attack effort. At the late 32-32 mark, Pepperdine gained the lead with a forced attack error and a big service from Harthaller and final kill from Wieczoek put the Waves ahead 2-0 on a 34-32 set win.

    The opposition pulled ahead early in the third set and continued towards a 25-13 set win.

    In the fourth and final set, the Waves started to roll on top of an ace from Max Chamberlain and big kills from Harthaller and Harriman. After a Harthaller service special and back. After more strong sercie efforts including an ace from Chamberlain, Pepperdine put up big kills from Wieczorek and Wexter towards the final 25-16 set win and complete 3-1 match victory.

    Pepperdine LogoNEXT UP
    Next, the Waves host No. 15 USC on February 17 at 6 p.m. in Firestone. 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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