Waves Split on Opening Day of 2013 SoCal Tournament at UC Irvine

Matthew Carter secured his first victory of the season vs. the Sagehens

Oct. 12, 2013

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IRVINE, Calif. – No. 8 Pepperdine took a split in the opening round of the 2013 SoCal Tournament hosted by UC Irvine. The Waves dropped a tough 7-6 decision against the tournament host Anteaters in the opening match before bouncing back for a 13-4 victory against Pomona-Pitzer.

Pepperdine held narrow leads in their second 2013 meeting against the Anteaters. The Waves did not trail in the first three quarters, leading 2-1 after the first and 4-3 heading into the fourth quarter. It was all Anteaters in the final period as they outscored Pepperdine 4-2 to seize a 7-6 come-from-behind victory.

Marko Madaras (Eger, Hungary/Golden West) and Jacob Schrimpf (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) each scored a pair of goals to pace the Waves. All-American goalkeeper Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary/Erzsebet Secondary) tallied 12 saves in the contest.

Luke Hewko (Santa Ana, Calif./Servite HS) powered the Waves against Pomona-Pitzer, scoring a career-high six goals. Danny White (Oxnard, Calif./Rio Mesa HS) and Madaras each registered a pair of scoring strikes.  Matthew Carter (Princeton, N.J./The Lawrenceville School) made his first start of the season and collected nine saves.

It was never a contest as Pepperdine shutout the Sagehens in the opening half, cruising to a 5-0 lead at the intermission. The Waves outscored Pomona-Pitzer 8-4 in the second powered by five goals by Hewko.

Pepperdine opens day two of the 2013 SoCal Tournament against UC Davis. Match time against the Aggies is set for 8:00 a.m. at Corona del Mar High School. 

Pepperdine vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:25 p.m.
Anteater Aquatics Complex Irvine, California

Pomona-Pitzer 0 0 3 1 -- 4
Pepperdine 3 2 4 4 -- 13

P-P: Stephen Vint 2, Jarrod Gaut, Travis Larsen.
Pep: Luke Hewko 6, Marko Madaras 2, Danny White 2, Brock Liebhardt, Jake Schrimpf, Austin
Saves: Tyler Hill (P-P) 7 (2nd qtrs.), Caleb Prater-Fahey (P-P) 3 (2 qtrs.); Matthew Carter (Pep) 6.

Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine
Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:25 a.m.
Anteater Aquatics Complex Irvine, California

UC Irvine 1 2 0 4 -- 7
Pepperdine 2 1 1 2 -- 6

UCI: Kyle Trush 2, Jacob Mourer 2, Mitch Wise 2, Alan Robertson.
Pep: Marko Madaras 2, Jake Schrimpf 2, Brock Liebhart, Danny White.
Saves: Alex Kazmier (UCI) 11; Bence Valics (Pep) 12



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