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No. 1 Pepperdine Men's Volleyball Team Defeats No. 2 UC Irvine
The top-ranked Pepperdine Waves men's volleyball team were pushed to the limit on Saturday, Mar. 31, at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu by second-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters, who saw their 10-match win streak come to an end in a 3-2 (28-30, 30-20, 30-25, 22-30, 15-13) defeat in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play.
Pepperdine now has won a single-season school record 18 straight matches. The team improves to 21-1 on the year and more importantly, 17-1 in league play. The Waves need just one victory in its remaining four matches to secure the highly sought after first round bye and home-court advantage throughout the conference tournament.
Jonathan Winder set the Waves to a .331 hitting percentage while adding six kills, a team-high nine digs, and four blocks in the match. Paul Carroll led all players with 22 kills and the team's lone ace. J.D. Schleppenbach added 15 kills for Pepperdine and Greg Gaudino had nine on .727 hitting.
Pepperdine will take to the road next weekend to face Stanford on Friday, Apr. 6, and Pacific on Saturday, Apr. 7. Both matches are slated for 7 p.m. PDT first serves.
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