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No. 3 Waves Set to Face No. 1 Bruins Wednesday

Jan. 18, 2005

MALIBU, Calif. -

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Fresh off a 2-0 start to the season and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation schedule, the third-ranked Pepperdine men's volleyball team will head down the Pacific Coast Highway for a 7:00 p.m. (PT) first serve against top-ranked UCLA (5-0, 1-0 MPSF).

The Waves were lifted to wins over #9 Pacific and #8 Stanford last week by Sports Import/AVCA National Player of the Week Sean Rooney. Rooney established career-highs in kills (36) and aces (7) in the season opener and logged his first double-double of the year against the Cardinal.

Tom Hulse and Andy Hein were solid at the net for Pepperdine recording 27 total blocks, while freshman setter Jonathan Winder dished out 57 assists in each match, scoring his first double-double with 11 digs against Stanford.

UCLA has won its first five matches of the season, including a 3-0 decision over UC Irvine (1-4, 0-1 MPSF), which Pepperdine will face on Friday night at 7 p.m.