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Pepperdine Wins 11th Straight

Feb. 28, 2007

Final Stats

MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine Waves won their 11th straight Wednesday night with a 3-0 (30-16, 30-22, 30-22) victory over Johnson & Wales (Colo.) at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif.

J.D. Schleppenbach led all players with 16 kills. John Parfitt and Matt McKee added nine kills, Tom Hulse added eight for Pepperdine which improved to 14-1 on the season.

Cody Duston led the Wildcats (4-6) with 11 kills on .476 hitting.

With its starters in for game one, Pepperdine hit at a .455 clip with 9.5 blocks team blocks while holding Johnson & Wales to minus .097 hitting. Greg Gaudino served five points of a 6-0 run that included two service aces to give the Waves a 7-3 lead. Pepperdine extended its lead to 14-6 after three straight blocks and never looked back in taking a 1-0 lead in the match.

Pepperdine opened game two with a 4-0 run and led wire-to-wire to take a 2-0 lead in the match. The Waves led comfortably throughout the set although they didn't pull away from Johnson & Wales until late.

Johnson & Wales hung with Pepperdine for much of game three until a Gaudino kill started the Waves on a 3-0 run, making the score 21-16. Pepperdine closed out the match with a 9-6 run.

Pepperdine will host an Alumni match on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. PT. The team will return to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation next week when it travels to Hawaii for a pair of matches against the Warriors on Thursday and Saturday.