#4 Waves Sweep Stanford on Senior Night

 Weston  Barnes (15),  Colby  Harriman (6),  Alex  Harthaller (22),  David Hunt,  Chip McCaw,  Brad Rostratter,  Daniel  Vaziri (4),  Owen  Yoshimoto (20) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
Weston Barnes (15), Colby Harriman (6), Alex Harthaller (22), David Hunt, Chip McCaw, Brad Rostratter, Daniel Vaziri (4), Owen Yoshimoto (20) (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
April 7, 2018

Final Stats

MALIBU, Calif. -- Senior night was a special occasion in Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday night, as the No. 4 Pepperdine men's volleyball team swept past Stanford with 25-21, 25-17 and 25-21 set scores in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match presented by Farmers Insurance -- Rene Williams.

The Waves (15-7, 8-4 MPSF) led the match in all areas over the Cardinal (6-19, 3-9 MPSF), including a commanding .500 success rate on the attack front compared to the oppositions .269 output.

Pepperdine LogoBIG WAVES

  • David Wieczorek (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy): 15 kills, .629 hitting%, 3 aces, 4 digs, 2 blocks, 20 service receptions (1.000%)
  • Colby Harriman (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit HS): 13 kills, .600%, 1 ace, 7 blocks
  • Alex Harthaller (Innsbruck, Austria/Akademischeg Gymnasium/IPFW): 9 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks, 24 service receptions (1.000%)
  • Robert Mullahey (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS): 35 assists, 4 digs, 1 kill
  • Michael Wexter (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West HS): 6 kills, .556 hitting%, 6 blocks, 2 digs
  • Max Chamberlain (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs HS): 4 kills, .667 hitting %, 3 blocks

    Pepperdine LogoWAVES VS. CARDINAL
    Pepperdine commanded the net both offensively and defensively, demanding 48 kills on a .500 clip and 10.0 team blocks throughout three sets of action while the opposition posted only 34 kills and 4.0 team blocks. The Cardinal led the floor in digs with 24 to the Waves' 16, but Pepperdine out-served Stanford with four aces to two.

    Pepperdine LogoPEPPERDINE ATTACK BY SET
    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 16-3-25 (.520)

    2. 13-2-21 (.524)

    3. 19-2-36 (.472)

    TOTAL: 48-7-82 (.500)

    Pepperdine LogoSTANFORD ATTACK BY SET
    Set K-E-TA (Pct)

    1. 13-5-24 (.333)

    2. 9-7-20 (.100)

    3. 12-4-23 (.348)

    TOTAL: 34-16-67 (.269)

    Pepperdine LogoNOTABLES

  • In the Waves' 22 matches, David Wieczorek has led the team in kills on 15 occasions.
  • Pepperdine has gone 8-6 against ranked teams, including three top-five upsets this season with a sweep over #2 UCLA and four-set wins over #3 Hawai'i and #4 UC Irvine.
  • The Waves have posted an 12-0 record when leading in hitting percentage and 11-1 when leading in kills and/or blocks throughout the match.
  • David Wieczorek leads the conference in points/set, aces/set and kills/set and is second in hitting percentage.
  • Robert Mullahey and Max Chamberlain rank in the top-five in two separate statistical categories, with Mullahey averaging 10.46 assists/set and Chamberlain posting 1.27 blocks/set this season.

    Pepperdine LogoPLAY-BY-PLAY
    Stanford came out firing in the first set, amassing a 4-1 lead early on. Pepperdine countered equally as early, however, evening the score with back-to-back blocks from Max Chamberlain and Colby Harriman. The set went point-for-point towards a 10-10 tie before an ace from David Wieczorek and kills from Alex Harthaller helped the Waves to a 6-2 run for the advantage. The Cardinal brought the score to within one at 21-20, but kills from Harriman, Wexter and Harthaller and a final rejection from Chamberlain and Harriman and the Waves pulled ahead with a 25-21 first set win.

    The Waves were fueled by the momentum of the first set win and on top of a .524 hitting percentage in the second set alone, shot out to a 6-1 lead. Pepperdine continued to put balls down on the floor en route to 13-7 and 18-13 leads late in the action. In the final moments, a block effort from Harthaller, Harriman and Wexter gave the home team the edge and a final smash from Harthaller put the Waves ahead 2-0 with the 25-17 set win.

    In the third and final set, Stanford gained the early lead with a 5-2 advantage. The Waves countered to tie the set at 8-8 and each side continued to move forward point-by-point. After a 17-17 tie, Pepperdine brought out the big guns and kills from Harriman and Wieczorek and an ace from Wieczorek earned the home team the match-point opportunity. A final pair of kills from seniors Harthaller and Harriman finished the match off with a 25-21 set win.

    Pepperdine LogoNEXT UP
    Pepperdine begins postseason in the MPSF quarterfinal which will take place on April 14 in Firestone Fieldhouse. 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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