Waves Fall at UCLA in Kilgour Cup
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Â Freshman outside hitter Cory Riecks put down a season-high 24 kills but the #5 Pepperdine men’s volleyball team fell at #4 UCLA in four games (30-28, 30-24, 22-30, 30-26) on Saturday night in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.
The match was the 31st annual Kilgour Cup, honoring the late Kirk Kilgour who was an outstanding player at UCLA and also served as Pepperdine’s head coach from 1979-81.
The Waves (5-5, 5-5) lost to the Bruins (9-4, 6-3) for the second time in two weeks. They were again without All-American opposite Paul Carroll (
UCLA got 18 kills apiece from Sean O’Malley and Garrett Muagututia.
Pepperdine actually outhit UCLA, .257 to .244, and had a 16-9 edge on blocks.
After four straight road matches, the Waves return home to host Long Beach State on Wednesday (Feb. 16) at 7 p.m.