Marko Madaras' hat trick not enough as Waves fall in season finale.
With a win the Waves will advance to the MPSF conference tournament.
Danny White records career high five goals to lead the Waves on Senior Day.
Saturday marks the final home match for six seniors.
Marko Madaras nets two to lead Waves
Photos of the Waves' game against the #1 Tigers at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
Photos of the Waves' 12-7 victory over Air Force at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.
No. 7 Pepperdine dispatched Long Beach City College 20-5 in exhibition action Saturday.
PEPPERDINE 2012: Turned in strong first season for the Waves appearing in 22 matches ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 28 goals, tops among first-year Waves ... Rated second on the team in assists (28) to go along with nine steals ... Scored a career-high four goals at UC Davis (10/10) ... Turned in nine multi-goal matches, including five with a hat trick or better ... Recorded a hat trick against No. 1 USC (11/11) in the regular season finale ... Tallied 13 goals in eight MPSF regular season matches ... Recorded a hat trick in the opening round of the MPSF Tournament against California (11/23).
CLUB: Competed for the Water Polo Club of Eger in his native Hungary ... Squad captured three gold medals in the Hungarian Championships and twice won both the Hungarian Cup and the Komsa'di Beca Cup (U-21).
PERSONAL: Given name is Marko Madaras ... Born and raised in Eger, Hungary ... Economics major ... Brother, Norbert, is a two-time gold-medal-winner for Hungary in water polo and currently competes in the Italian Pro Recco ... Chose Pepperdine for the great education and the opportunity to play water polo.
FAVORITES: Raul & Michael Jordan (pro athletes); Real Madrid & FTC (pro teams); Any Given Sunday (movie); Friends (TV show); soccer (sport other than water polo).