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Waves Earn Split on Day One of 2013 NorCal Tournament

Luke Hewko led the Waves with four goals on day one Luke Hewko led the Waves with four goals on day one

Sept. 21, 2013



PLEASANT HILL, Calif. – Pepperdine kicked off the 2013 NorCal Tournament with a split on day one at Diablo Valley College. The Waves (3-2) opened the day with a 8-6 upset victory against No. 7 UC Irvine, before falling to No. 1 USC in the afternoon session.

Pepperdine will take on the winner of tonight’s Pacific vs. Stanford match Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at Spieker Pool on the California campus in Berkeley. The Waves will close out competition of the event later in the afternoon at Spieker Pool.

Luke Hewko (Santa Ana, Calif./Servite HS) paced Pepperdine offensively scoring a team-high four goals on day one, including a hat trick against the Anteaters. Danny White (Oxnard, Calif./Rio Mesa HS) and Marko Madaras (Eger, Hungary/Golden West College) each added a pair of scoring strikes. Goalkeeper Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary/Erzsebet Secondary) corralled 24 saves, including a season-high 14 against UC Irvine.

PEPPERDINE def. UC IRVINE 8-6: Pepperdine trailed UC Irvine 3-1 after the opening period, but outscored the Anteaters 7-3 the rest of the way to seize victory in the opening round of the NorCal Tournament at Diablo Valley College. Luke Hewko had a hat trick for the Waves, while Marko Madaras and Danny White both had a pair of goals. Pepperdine’s defense did a strong job, allowing UC Irvine just one goal per period after absorbing three tallies in the first. Bence Valics collected the win, recording a season-high 14 saves.



NorCal Tournament – Match One

PEP – 1 – 3 – 1 – 3 - 8
UCI – 3 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 6

PEPPERDINE SCORING: Luke Hewko (3); Marko Madaras (2); Danny White (2); Austin Miller
PEPPERDINE SAVES: Bence Valics, 14 (4/10)

UC IRVINE SCORING: Mancuso (2); Wise (2); Osborn; Robertson

No. 1 USC def. PEPPERDINE 9-4: Pepperdine did a solid job containing a potent USC offense, but could not penetrate the top-ranked Trojans defense and dropped a 9-4 decision Saturday afternoon. Luke Hewko, Jack Harryman (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar HS), Jacob Schrimpf (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) and Chad Farnan (Mission Viejo, Calif./Capistrano Valley HS) each found the back of the net for Pepperdine. Bence Valics registered 10 saves for the Waves, while Matthew Carter (Prnceton, N.J./The Lawrenceville School) made seven in the fourth quarter.

No. 1 USC def. PEPPERDINE 9-4

NorCal Tournament – Match Two
USC – 2 – 3 – 3 – 1 - 9
PEP – 1 – 1 – 0 – 2 - 4

PEPPERDINE SCORING: Luke Hewko; Jack Harryman; Jacob Schrimpf; Chad Farnan
PEPPERDINE SAVES: Bence Valics, 10 (9/1); Matthew Carter, 7 (0/7)

USC SCORING: Rapsey (2); Virgee (2); Vanderweidt; Hurst-Mendoza; Vavic; Genidounias; Benteria
USC SAVES: Clark, 7


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