MPSF Volleyball Results, Mar. 3

Max Chamberlain, Pepperdine (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
Max Chamberlain, Pepperdine (Photo by Martin A. Folb)
March 3, 2018

Pepperdine 3, Stanford 0

Recap by Pepperdine

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 8 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team swept Stanford in Maples Pavilion for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation road win on Saturday night.

David Wieczorek and Alex Harthaller each hit for double-figures to help advance the Waves to a 10-4 overall record and a 4-2 league record this season. The Waves marked 25-22, 25-21 and 27-25 set wins over Stanford (3-15, 1-6 MPSF) for the victory.

BIG WAVES

· David Wieczorek (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy): 11 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs, 19 service receptions

· Max Chamberlain (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs HS): 5 blocks, 6 kills .455 hitting %, 2 aces

· Alex Harthaller (Innsbruck, Austria/Akademischeg Gymnasium/IPFW): 10 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocks, 17 service receptions

· Colby Harriman (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit HS): 4 kills, 5 blocks, 5 digs

· Michael Wexter (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West HS): 5 kills, .571 hitting %, 4 digs, 2 blocks

· Robert Mullahey (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS): 31 assists, 1 ace, 2 digs, 3 kills, .750 hitting %

· Noah Dyer (San Clemente, Calif./Saddleback Valley Christian HS): 4 digs, 2 assists

WAVES VS. CARDINAL

The Waves outhit the Cardinal with 40 kills on a .305 success rate, compared to 39 kills on a .247 clip. Stanford led the match with 38 assists and 36 digs, opposing the Waves’ 36 assists and 28 digs, but Pepperdine was good for four aces and 7.5 team blocks against Stanford’s three aces and 4.0 team blocks.

BYU 3, UCLA 0

Recap by BYU

PROVO, Utah – No. 5 BYU men's volleyball swept rival No. 3 UCLA (25-23, 25-21, 25-20) Saturday night at the Smith Fieldhouse to remain undefeated in conference play.

“This is exciting. I’m happy for our guys,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “We came out playing with confidence and did a good job of limiting our errors and capitalizing on a few UCLA mistakes.”

Gabi Garcia Fernandez led the offense with 12 kills. Cyrus Fa'alogo had 11 kills and six digs while Brenden Sander added 10 kills. Leo Durkin led the team with 37 assists and Felipe de Brito Ferreira recorded four kills and six blocks. Defensively, Erik Sikes had 10 digs.

In the first set, the Cougars (14-4, 7-0 MPSF) scored the first point off a service error. UCLA (15-5, 4-2 MPSF) answered with a 4-1 run to take an early 4-2 lead. The two teams exchanged points throughout the majority of the beginning of the set with the Bruins never leading by more than two. A block by Fernandez, Sander and Miki Jauhiainen evened the score at 12-all.

A kill by Fernandez started BYU on a 3-0 run to take a 19-16 advantage. UCLA tied the game at 21 apiece off a block. A kill by Christian Rupert and an attack error by the Bruins gave BYU a 23-21 lead. At set point, Fernandez finished his attack to give BYU the set, 25-23.

UCLA earned the first point of set two before the Cougars went on a 3-0 run to take an early 3-1 advantage. Back-to-back points by BYU evened the score at 10-all. Neither team was able to put together more than two-consecutive points, keeping the set even. A block by Fernandez and Ferreira was followed by a Fernandez kill to give the Cougars the 20-17 lead, forcing a timeout by the Bruins. A service error and an attack error by UCLA then gave BYU set two, 25-21.

In set three, the Cougars took an early 2-0 lead, but that was followed with three-consecutive points by the Bruins as they took a 3-2 advantage. A 3-0 run by BYU, that included kills by Ferreira and Sander, gave the Cougars a 13-10 lead.

A 4-0 BYU rally pushed the Cougars on top 18-14. UCLA fought to put the set within two points at 19-17. A kill by Fa'alogo sent the Cougars to match point where a Sander kill would give BYU set three and the match, 25-20.

The Cougars travel to Honolulu, Hawai'i, next to compete in the Outrigger Resorts Invitational from Mar. 8-10. The first match will be against Penn State on Thursday, Mar. 8, at 4 p.m. HST.