#8 Waves Sweep Stanford in Palo Alto
This sweep is the Waves' fifth of the season.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 8 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team swept Stanford in Maples Pavilion for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation road win on Saturday night.
David Wieczorek and Alex Harthaller each hit for double-figures to help advance the Waves to a 10-4 overall record and a 4-2 league record this season. The Waves marked 25-22, 25-21 and 27-25 set wins over Stanford (3-15, 1-6 MPSF) for the victory.
|WAVES VS. CARDINAL|
|PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET|
1. 14-5-34 (.265)
2. 13-4-30 (.300)
3. 13-2-31 (.355)
TOTAL: 40-11-95 (.305)
|STANFORD ATTACK BY SET|
1. 11-6-29 (.172)
2. 13-3-27 (.370)
3. 15-7-37 (.216)
TOTAL: 39-16-93 (.247)
In the second set, the Waves came out strong, amassing a 7-3 lead early with kills from Wieczorek and Harthaller. Pepperdine continued with the lead fueled by a big offensive towards a 17-12 advantage. The opposition tied the set at 21-21, but the Waves stayed strong again and picked up a 25-21 set win on back-to-back Harthaller smashes.
The Waves worked ahead early in the third set, putting up an 11-6 lead with blocks from Harriman and Chamberlain. The Waves went on a few other small runs en route to a 16-9 lead with another block from Chamberlain and Harriman and a Chamberlain kill, ace back-to-back sequence. Stanford closed the gap late in the action, coming back from a 19-14 Waves’ lead to tie the set at 21’s. Pepperdine still had the momentum, however, and although the Cardinal fought of two match-point options, a final kill from Chamberlain and a Robert Mullahey, Chamberlain block won the match on a 27-25 final set score.