Men's Water Polo: No. 8 Pepperdine Downs Concordia 12-6

Stephen Loomis scored a pair of goals in the first half vs. Concordia

Oct. 6, 2012


MALIBU, Calif. - No. 8 Pepperdine dispatched Concordia 12-6 Saturday morning at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool to open up a three-match homestand. The Waves (7-5) remain unbeaten at home at the expense of the Eagles (8-6).

Pepperdine got production throughout its lineup as nine players scored, led by a pair of goals from James Perry (Ordinda, Calif./Miramonte HS), Matthew DeTrane (Moraga, Calif./Diablo Valley CC) and Stephen Loomis (Moraga, Calif./Campolindo HS). Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary) recorded 12 saves for the Waves.

"It was really a team effort today," Pepperdine interim co-head coach Willo Rodriguez said. "Everyone was able to contribute today and Bence Valics actually led us today with 14 blocks in the cage with a penalty. That definitely was a turning point for us. The great thing about today's game was we had almost 10 guys score and that's always good to see especially when we have a lot of freshman without a lot of experience."

Loomis powered Pepperdine early with two goals in the first period. The Waves went on the board first, but Concordia equalized. From there Pepperdine scored four unanswered goals and took a 7-3 lead into halftime.



DeTrane helped Pepperdine finish strong with a pair of goals in the final period, while Valics collected four saves.

Pepperdine opens MPSF play with a big weekend, beginning Saturday, October 13 against UC Irvine. Match time against the Anteaters is set for 11:00 a.m. The Waves then take on Stanford at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

Concordia vs. No. 8 Pepperdine
CON - 1 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 6
PEP - 4 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 12

Pepperdine Goals: Matt Brown, Matthew DeTrane (2), Nick Cooper, James Perry (2), Stephen Loomis (2), Marko Madaras Julian Kotylak, Wesley Sherburne, Tommy Briskey
Pepperdine Saves:
Bence Valics 14
Concordia Goals:
David Linden, Bryan Buhagiar, Ryan McDonald Stefano Ragosa (2), Trey Davis
Concordia Saves:
Jaime Saunders 5

No. 8 Pepperdine def. Golden West 17-10
After trailing early, Pepperdine roared back to take a convincing 17-10 exhibition victory against Golden West College Saturday afternoon at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. The Waves took control in a key stretch in the second period when they scored three goals in the final 95 seconds of the first half to take a 9-5 lead into the intermission. Marko Madaras scored a team-high four goals against his former team, while Matthew DeTrane, Stephen Loomis and Spencer Hamby each recorded a pair of goals for the Waves. Bence Valics recorded 14 saves.

Golden West vs. No.  Pepperdine (exhibition)
GW - 3- 2 -3 - 2 - 10
PEP - 5 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 17

Pepperdine Goals: Matt Brown, Matthew DeTrane (2), Nick Cooper, Colin Carroll, Stephen Loomis (2), Marko Madaras (4), Wesley Sherburne (2), Josh Tice, Tommy Briskey, Spencer Hamby (2)
Pepperdine Saves:
Bence Valics 14
Golden West Goals:
Kris Laczkovics (3), Scotty Silvas, Sean Grab (2), Ricardo Guimaraes, Flecher Norseen, Austin Ringheim, Ari Marks
Golden West Saves
: 5

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