Josh Taylor and Parker Kalmbach combine for 43 kills to lead Pepperdine to a five set victory over Cal State Northridge.
Parker Kalmbach produced 18 kills and 14 digs for his fifth double-double of the season.
Pepperdine has now won the last 17 matches inside Firestone Fieldhouse, as it inches closer to the all-time record of 19.
Mitchell Pennings earns 11 kills while hitting .846, going down as the fourth-highest hitting percentage in Pepperdine's single match record book.
Parker Kalmbach surpasses 20 kills for the fourth time in 2015 with 21 put aways vs. the Crimson.
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Stanford (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UCLA (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSUN (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Men's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. George Mason (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
CAREER: Through three seasons has appeared in 59 matches and 193 sets ... Has started as an outside hitter, opposite side hitter and middle blocker ... Averaging 2.35 kills while hitting .321 and 1.02 blocks.
PEPPERDINE 2014: All-MPSF second team ... Started in 20 matches and appeared in 21 matches overall as an opposite side hitter ... Saw action in 75 sets ... Ranked second on the team with 3.47 kills per set ... Kills average ranked 12th in the MPSF and 25th in the NCAA ... Averaged 4.05 points per set, ranking in at 13th in the conference and 19th in the country ... Also collected 1.43 digs per set and 0.97 blocks per set ... AVCA National Player of the Week (1/21) after posting an 11 kills-13 digs-10 blocks triple double in a win at USC ... Was just the fourth triple-double by any MPSF player since 2007 ... His 10th block of the match was achieved at match point ... Surpassed double digits in kills 15 times and double digits in digs twice ... Put down a career-high 22 kills at Long Beach State (1/24) ... Missed five matches at the end of the season duo to back injury ... Hit over. 400 six times ... Swung at a .469 (18 kills-3 errors-32 attempts) hitting percentage in season opener vs. UC Irvine (1/10) ... Totaled 260 kills while hitting .286 (260-91-590), five assists, four aces, 107 digs, 73.0 blocks and 304.0 points.
PEPPERDINE 2013: All-MPSF honorable mention ... Started in all 26 matches as a middle blocker and appeared in 98 total sets ... Averaged a team-high 1.23 blocks which ranked fifth in the league and ninth in the NCAA ... Totaled 121 blocks with 13 solo blocks and 108 assisted blocks ... Posted a kill-blocks double-double vs. Cal State Northridge (2/8) with 13 kills and 10 blocks - both season highs ... First kills-blocks double-double for Pepperdine since 2010 season ... Also recorded 10 blocks at UC San Diego (1/12) ... Averaged 1.77 kills while hitting .375 (173 kills-48 errors-333 attempts) ... Hitting percentage ranked 12th in the MPSF and fifth in the NCAA (minimums calculated differently) ... Surpassed double digits in kills on five occasions ... Hit .643 (10 kills-1 error-14 attempts) against Cal Baptist (3/30) ... Tallied four assists at CSUN (2/8) ... Dished a pair of aces against UC Santa Barbara (2/19) ... Picked up two digs in eight different matches and totaled 22 digs on the season ... Also totaled 173 kills in 2013.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Underwent back surgery prior to the start of the season and redshirted.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Appeared in 20 sets and 12 matches ... Made only start of season at Long Beach State (2/23) ... Recorded a season high seven kills against Harvard (3/15) ... Tagged down four kills at Hawaii (3/5) ... Totaled 21 kills, eight digs, three blocks and 22.5 points as a freshman ... Came in primarily as an outside hitter and serve receiver ... Posted a block versus Stanford (2/19), Harvard (3/15) and Rutgers-Newark (3/19) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2010 U.S. Men's Junior National Training team ... Two-year member of the U19 Beach National team ... Placed ninth at the 2010 FIVB Beach Youth World Championships in Porto, Portugal ... Placed 17th the year prior at the youth world championships in Alanya, Turkey ... Competed at the 2011 and 2012 FIVB Beach Junior World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia and placed ninth on both occasions ... Played at the 2012 NORCECA Beach Tour alongside Adam Cabbage.
CLUB: Played for Balboa Bay Quiksilver 16s and 17s ... Won a gold medal at the 2009 Junior Olympics in the open division ... Team placed fifth at the 2010 Junior National Championships ... Placed ninth at the 2011 FIVB U21 World Beach Volleyball Championships with partner Vaun Lennon.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing beach volleyball, body boarding, hanging out with friends and listening to music ... Loves volleyball because "of the speed of the game and the intensity" ... Favorite movie is Heavy Weights and Into the Wild ... Favorite musical artist is Above & Beyond ... Favorite book is The Road ... Favorite TV show is Seinfeld ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is tennis ... Favorite meal is steak and potatoes ... Favorite pro volleyball player is Alison Cerutti ... Favorite beach volleyball team is Paul Dalhausser and Todd Rogers.