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No. 4 Pepperdine Set to Face UCSD, LBSU

Jan. 17, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine men's volleyball moved up one spot to No. 4 in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association poll thanks to a 2-0 start to the 2007 season. The Waves will put their perfect start on the line Thursday and Friday night as the team returns to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action.

Pepperdine is being led by sophomore Paul Carroll's 5.86 kills per game on .623 hitting and senior John Parfitt's 3.71 kills per game. As a team, the Waves are hitting at a .440 clip while holding their opponents to just .286.

This season marks the third straight that Pepperdine has started the season with consecutive victories after downing Cal Baptist, 3-0, and USC, 3-1, last weekend.

Thursday Pepperdine will host UC San Diego at 7 p.m. PT before facing Long Beach State at the same time on Friday. Both matches will be contested at Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse.