Big Offense Results in #7 Waves' Sweep over #13 Grand Canyon
David Wieczorek led the Waves for the 12-match with 15 kills on a .500 success rate.
Highlights | Box Score MALIBU, Calif. – David Wieczorek, Alex Harthaller and Colby Harriman all posted double-figure kills en route to the No. 7 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team’s sweep over No. 13 Grand Canyon in Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday night. The 25-18, 25-19, 25-20 victory was the Waves’ seventh sweep of the season and second-straight this week.
Fueled by Wieczorek, Harriman and Harthaller with 15, 13 and 12 kills respectively, the Waves (12-6, 6-3 MPSF) hit for a .415 success rate, while allowing the Antelopes (15-8, 2-6 MPSF) a low .183 output.
|WAVES VS. ANTELOPES|
|PEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET|
1. 15-3-29 (.414)
2. 16-4-26 (.462)
3. 14-4-27 (.370)
TOTAL: 45-11-82 (.415)
|GRAND CANYON ATTACK BY SET|
1. 5-5-23 (-.043)
2. 11-4-22 (.318)
3. 12-5-26 (.269)
TOTAL: 28-15-71 (.183)
The Antelopes brought a more successful attack front to the table in the second set, amassing an 11-7 lead, but the Waves were close behind and ready to close the gap. After tying the set at 11’s, Pepperdine and Grand Canyon went point-for-point towards a 16-16 tied score. A kill from David Wieczorek and an ace from Harthaller helped the cause and the Waves started inching away to a 20-17 advantage. After some cushion established by a pair of Wieczorek smashes, the Waves had the edge, and final kills from Chamberlain and Harthaller gave Pepperdine the 25-19 set win and 2-0 lead.
The third set was equally matched to begin, with each side reaching 5-5 and 10-10 marks, but Wieczorek and Harthaller got hot from the outside for some kills and Harthaller, Max Chamberlain and Harriman went up for the block to give Pepperdine a 20-14 lead late in the action. Kills from Harriman and a final block from Wexter and Harriman resulted in a 25-20 Waves’ set win to end the game with a 3-0 sweep.