#12 Pepperdine Upsets #4 UC Irvine in Four
The Waves 13 collective aces in the match ranks fourth in the all-time Pepperdine men's volleyball records for most aces in a match.
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).
|WAVES VS. ANTEATERS|
|PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET|
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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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)
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.