Waves unable to hold on to early lead and fall in five sets to Long Beach State.
Maurice Torres racks up 28 kills while hitting .500 to lead Waves to victory.
Waves Host Final Two Regular-Season Home Matches, Celebrate Senior Night on Saturday vs. Long Beach State
Prior to Saturday's 5 p.m. match vs. the 49ers, Pepperdine will honors the program's three seniors: James Powers, Maurice Torres and Beau Vandeweghe.
Waves tied for fourth with UCLA in MPSF standings entering this week.
Waves embark on 2013 season with road matches at UC Irvine and UC San Diego.
Pepperdine def. BYU, 3-2 Photos by Martin A. Folb
PEPPERDINE 2013: Came off the bench to serve vs. Long Beach State (4/6).
PEPPERDINE 2012: Did not see action as a junior.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Made first career appearance vs. Harvard (3/15) ... Also saw action in a set against Rutgers-Newark (3/19).
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY: Attended TCU for one semester before transferring to Pepperdine.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Trinity Valley School in 2009 ... Was a middle blocker on the varsity squad for three season ... Lifted team to two Southern Preparatory Conference Championship titles ... also ran track and field.
PERSONAL: Born in Forth Worth, Texas ... Son of Marsha and Pat Powers ... Brother Patrick Powers play volleyball for Pepperdine from 2006-10 ... both parents ran track in college ... Chose Pepperdine "because of its religious ties, my desire to play collegiate volleyball and because my brother was also a member of the team here."
FAVORITES: Favorite sports team is the Dallas Mavericks ... Enjoys the work of director Mel Brooks ... Favorite movie is The Departed ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is track.