Waves Win at USC in Four Games
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Â The fifth-ranked Pepperdine men’s volleyball team received 26 kills from junior opposite Paul Carroll and rallied to win at eighth-ranked USC in four games (24-30, 30-24, 30-23, 30-26) in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play on Friday night at the Galen Center.
The Waves won their third straight match since Carroll returned from a hand injury and improved to 8-5 overall and 8-5 in the MPSF. USC dropped to 9-9, 6-7.
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The Trojans led 24-20 in game four, but Pepperdine scored the next four points to tie it at 24-24. Trailing 26-25, Carroll rattled off three straight kills, Liebert had another and Pepperdine then closed the match out on a USC attack error.
The Waves held the Trojans to a .228 hitting percentage.
The Waves next play two matches at BYU next Friday and Saturday (March 7-8).