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Waves Split on Opening Day of 2013 SoCal Tournament at UC Irvine

Matthew Carter secured his first victory of the season vs. the Sagehens Matthew Carter secured his first victory of the season vs. the Sagehens
 
 

Oct. 12, 2013

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IRVINE, Calif. – No. 8 Pepperdine took a split in the opening round of the 2013 SoCal Tournament hosted by UC Irvine. The Waves dropped a tough 7-6 decision against the tournament host Anteaters in the opening match before bouncing back for a 13-4 victory against Pomona-Pitzer.

Pepperdine held narrow leads in their second 2013 meeting against the Anteaters. The Waves did not trail in the first three quarters, leading 2-1 after the first and 4-3 heading into the fourth quarter. It was all Anteaters in the final period as they outscored Pepperdine 4-2 to seize a 7-6 come-from-behind victory.

Marko Madaras (Eger, Hungary/Golden West) and Jacob Schrimpf (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) each scored a pair of goals to pace the Waves. All-American goalkeeper Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary/Erzsebet Secondary) tallied 12 saves in the contest.

Luke Hewko (Santa Ana, Calif./Servite HS) powered the Waves against Pomona-Pitzer, scoring a career-high six goals. Danny White (Oxnard, Calif./Rio Mesa HS) and Madaras each registered a pair of scoring strikes.  Matthew Carter (Princeton, N.J./The Lawrenceville School) made his first start of the season and collected nine saves.

It was never a contest as Pepperdine shutout the Sagehens in the opening half, cruising to a 5-0 lead at the intermission. The Waves outscored Pomona-Pitzer 8-4 in the second powered by five goals by Hewko.

Pepperdine opens day two of the 2013 SoCal Tournament against UC Davis. Match time against the Aggies is set for 8:00 a.m. at Corona del Mar High School. 

Pepperdine vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Saturday, October 12, 2013 3:25 p.m.
Anteater Aquatics Complex Irvine, California

Pomona-Pitzer 0 0 3 1 -- 4
Pepperdine 3 2 4 4 -- 13

P-P: Stephen Vint 2, Jarrod Gaut, Travis Larsen.
Pep: Luke Hewko 6, Marko Madaras 2, Danny White 2, Brock Liebhardt, Jake Schrimpf, Austin
Talleur.
Saves: Tyler Hill (P-P) 7 (2nd qtrs.), Caleb Prater-Fahey (P-P) 3 (2 qtrs.); Matthew Carter (Pep) 6.

Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine
Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:25 a.m.
Anteater Aquatics Complex Irvine, California

UC Irvine 1 2 0 4 -- 7
Pepperdine 2 1 1 2 -- 6

UCI: Kyle Trush 2, Jacob Mourer 2, Mitch Wise 2, Alan Robertson.
Pep: Marko Madaras 2, Jake Schrimpf 2, Brock Liebhart, Danny White.
Saves: Alex Kazmier (UCI) 11; Bence Valics (Pep) 12


 

 

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