No. 7 Pepperdine Drops Pair on Final Day of SoCal Tournament
Waves Falls to No. 3 Stanford 13-8 and No. 4 Cal 12-9
Sept. 30, 2012
Santa Barbara, Calif. – No. 7 Pepperdine dropped a pair of matches to top-five teams to finish eighth in the 2012 SoCal Tournament, hosted by UC Santa Barbara. The Waves battled, but could not overcome a pair of opponents who were upset in earlier rounds.
Pepperdine (6-5) opened with a 13-8 loss to No. 3 Stanford in the morning session. Ray McIntyre (Calabasas, Calif./Notre Dame HS) and Wesley Sherburne (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar HS) scored twice for the Waves against the Cardinal.
In the match for seventh place, the Waves dropped a 12-9 decision to Cal and took eighth place in the 16-team event. Pepperdine’s Matthew DeTrane (Moraga, Calif./Diablo Valley CC) scored a career-high five goals and the Waves got a pair of scores from Nick Cooper (Clayton, Calif./De La Salle HS) and Mike Tragitt (Clovis, Calif./Clovis HS).
DeTrane finished the tournament with a team-high 11 goals, while goalie Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary) recorded 38 saves in four contests.
UP NEXT FOR PEPPERDINE: Pepperdine opens a four-match homestand when it welcomes Concordia and Golden West College to Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool Saturday, October 6. Match time against Concordia is set for 11:00 a.m.
No. 3 Stanford def. No. 7 Pepperdine 13-8
Pepperdine trailed Stanford 4-3 after the first quarter, but the Cardinal blanked the Waves in the second, taking a commanding 8-3 lead into halftime. Both teams scored five goals after the intermission. Pepperdine got a pair of goals from Ray McIntyre. Wesley Sherburne, while Bence Valics collected 11 saves.
Game 22 – Pepperdine vs. Stanford
PEP – 3 – 0 – 2 – 3 – 8
STAN – 4 – 4 – 2 – 3 – 13
Pepperdine Goals: Matthew DeTrane, Nick Cooper, James Perry, Stephen Loomis, Ray McIntyre (2), Wesley Sherburne (2)
Pepperdine Saves: Bence Valics 11
Stanford Goals: Alex Avery, Conner Clearly, Nick Hoversten, Bret Bonanni, Alex Bowen (4), Forrest Watkins (5)
Stanford Saves: Hunter Ploch 8
No. 4 California def. No. 7 Pepperdine 12-9
Pepperdine took on California in the seventh place match and simply could not overcome a slow start. The Golden Bears built a 5-1 advantage in the first period. From there, the Waves outscored Cal 8-7, including a five-goal outburst in the third, but could not get over the hump. Matthew DeTrane wrapped up a strong tournament with a match- and career-high five goals. Nick Cooper and Mike Tragitt each scored twice for Pepperdine, while Bence Valics collected eight saves.
Game 29 – Cal vs. Pepperdine
CAL – 5 – 2 – 4- 1 – 12
PEP – 1 – 3 – 5 – 9 - 9
Cal Goals: Mason Cox (2), Giacomo Cupido (2), Mitchell Hamilton (2), Collin Smith (2), Aleksa Saponjic (4)
Cal Saves: Jon Sibley 11
Pepperdine Goals: Nick Cooper (2), Mike Tragitt (2), Matthew DeTrane (5)
Pepperdine Saves: Bence Valics 8