#7 Men's Volleyball Sweeps Past #14 Concordia, Irvine
David Wieczorek posted a career-high six aces in the match.
Highlights | Interviews | Photo Gallery | Box Score MALIBU, Calif. – David Wieczorek’s 12 kills and career-high six aces propelled the No. 7 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team to a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation sweep over No. 14 Concordia, Irvine in Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday night, after the Waves posted 25-15, 25-16 and 25-23 set scores.
The quick hour and 15 minute match advances the Waves record to 11-6 on the season an 5-3 in conference action, while dropping the Eagles to a 10-12 record and 3-5 output in conference play.
|WAVES VS. EAGLES|
|PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET|
1. 12-2-22 (.455)
2. 12-3-21 (.429)
3. 14-6-32 (.250)
TOTAL: 38-11-75 (.360)
|CONCORDIA, IRVINE ATTACK BY SET|
1. 9-6-27 (.111)
2. 10-5-24 (.208)
3. 8-6-28 (.071)
TOTAL: 27-17-79 (.127)
The home team opened the second set in similar fashion to the first, with a strong service output from Wieczorek and kills from Harthaller and Harriman for the 4-1 lead. Anoterh Harriman, Chamberlain, Wiecozrek block effort put the Waves ahead 16-8 throughout and a Harthaller service ace at the 22-15 mark put the Waves in a position to close. Wieczorek and Chamberlain closed the set out with a block to complete the 25-16 set win and put Pepperdine ahead 2-0 in the match.
Although the Waves opened the third set with a healthy 8-4 lead fueled by another pair of Wieczorek aces, the Eagles came back to tie the score at 8-8. Wieczorek wasn’t done at the service line, however, as another pair of aces put the Waves up 14-12 and earned him a new career-high ace effort. Concordia posted seven tied scores throughout the final set, but Pepperdine held strong and big blocks down the stretch from Harthaller, Michael Wexter, Harriman and Mullahey gave Pepperdine a 24-21 lead late in the set. A final Eagles’ attack error resulted in the 25-23 set win and ended the match with a 3-0 sweeping Waves’ win.