Waves Fall to No. 5 California 11-6 in MPSF Play

Luke Hewko

Oct. 25, 2013


BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 9 Pepperdine continued the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) season with a 11-6 loss to No. 5 California Friday night at the Spieker Aquatics Complex. The Waves (8-8, 0-2 MPSF) were unable to stop the Golden Bears (13-4, 2-1) in the second half. Pepperdine only trailed by one, 3-2, at the end of the first quarter but was down 5-2 at intermission. The No. 5 ranked Golden Bears netted three in both quarters of the second half to put the Waves away.

Luke Hewko (Santa Ana, Calif./Servite HS) led Pepperdine offensively with two goals, that gives him an even 50 on the year. Four additional Waves found the back of the net once. Brock Liebhardt (Fremont, Calif./Washington HS), Austin Miller (Alta Loma, Calif./Damien HS), Nick Cooper (Clayton, Calif./De La Salle HS) and Marko Madaras (Eger, Hungary/Golden West College) also scored.

Senior All-American Bence Valics (Eger Hungary/Szilagyi Erzsebet Secondary) tallied a team-high eight saves for the Waves.

Pepperdine continues the grueling MPSF schedule Sunday afternoon when they visit No. 4 Stanford. Match time against the Cardinal is set for 12:00 p.m. at the Avery Aquatic Center.

No. 5 California def. No. 9 Pepperdine 11-6

Friday, October 25 - Spieker Aquatics Complex -Berkeley, Calif.

CAL - 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 11

PEPP - 2 - 0 - 2 - 2 - 6

PEPPERDINE GOALS: Luke Hewko (2), Marko Madaras, Brock Liebhardt, Austin Miller, Nick Cooper

PEPPERDINE SAVES: Bence Valics (8)

CALIFORNIA GOALS: Collin Smith (3), Colin Mulcahy (2), Thomas Agramonte (2), Farrell South (2), Thomas Carroll, Luka Ivanovic

CALIFORNIA SAVES: Jon Sibley (9), Michael Boggan (6)



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