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Anonymous | Posted: 15 Feb 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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No. 2 Pepperdine Edges No. 1 BYU in Five

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MALIBU -- In a battle of the NCAA's two highest ranked teams No. 2 Pepperdine edged No. 1 BYU in a five-set thriller, 30-20, 27-30, 32-30, 25-30, 15-13.

The Cougars, now 9-3 (5-2 MPSF), were out-hit .412 to .214 in the decisive fifth set but battled to a tie at 13 before ultimately falling to the Waves (10-1, 8-1).

Yosleyder Cala led BYU with 20 kills and a .545 hitting percentage. Cala was the only Cougar to hit over the .300 clip.

Pepperdine jumped out early on BYU, winning the first set in convincing fashion. Up 19-16, the Waves cruised to the game-one win, finishing the set on an 11-4 run. Pepperdine out-hit the Cougars .462 to .160 in the first set. BYU finished the game with just eight kills on 25 swings.

The Cougars came back in the second set. BYU finished strong in game two, battling back several times to tie the game at 22. The Cougars went on a 7-2 run capped by a block by Russell Holmes to give BYU a game point. After several tries, the Cougars capped the second set when Pepperdine's J.D. Schleppenbach ended the game with a service error. BYU's hitting warmed up slightly in the second game as the Cougars out-hit the Waves .250 to .179.

Game three was looking good for BYU late into the game. The Cougars led most of the game and built a 24-18 lead on a Pepperdine hitting error. The Waves came storming back, scoring the next four points to cut into the lead. After tying the set at 27, Pepperdine took its first lead on a Schleppenbach ace to go ahead 29-28. The two teams traded points with the Waves ultimately taking the set on a BYU hitting error.

In the fourth game, the Cougars had their most dominating effort of the evening. BYU held Pepperdine to a -.029 hitting percentage while jumping to an early 17-8 lead and forcing the Waves to call a timeout. After a pair of Pepperdine runs cut the lead to two points, BYU persevered to build a five-point advantage. The Cougars scored the final three points to win the game, 30-25 on a Pepperdine attack error to force the decisive fifth game.

The fifth game was a back-and-forth affair with the Cougars jumping out to an early 3-1 lead. Pepperdine responded with a 6-3 run to take its first lead, a 7-6 advantage. BYU then jumped back ahead with consecutive points. The Cougars had a 9-8 lead when the Waves scored four consecutive points, capped by a BYU hitting error to give Pepperdine a 12-9 lead. The Cougars bursted back, scoring a 4-1 run in their favor to tie the game at 13. The Waves then scored the final two points for the victory.

The same two teams will finish the season series Saturday at 1 p.m. (PST)

Volleyball Box Score

#1 BYU Cougars vs #2 Pepperdine (Feb 15, 2007 at Malibu, Calif.)

BYU Cougars | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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1 CALA, Yosleyder..... 5| 20 2 33 .545| 1| 0 5| 0| 5| 0 3 0| 0

2 SANTOS, Rodnei...... 5| 8 3 20 .250| 0| 0 2| 0| 1| 0 6 0| 0

8 PEREZ, Ivan......... 5| 9 5 22 .182| 0| 1 3| 2| 7| 0 2 0| 0

11 HOLMES, Russell..... 5| 5 5 13 .000| 1| 1 3| 0| 0| 1 4 1| 0

13 STOWELL, Robby...... 5| 12 10 29 .069| 0| 1 2| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 0

14 PEREZ, Yamil........ 2| 0 0 0 .000| 13| 1 1| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

4 CONGELLIERE, Brian.. 4| 1 1 4 .000| 37| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 2 0| 1

5 COX, Scott.......... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

6 SILVA, Joel......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 3| 2| 0 0 0| 1

7 SORENSEN, Trent..... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

12 POMPEI, Andy........ 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 2| 4| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 5| 55 26 121 .240| 52| 4 18| 7| 28| 1 21 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 8 4 25 .160 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS

2 14 8 24 .250 BYU Cougars......... (2) 20 30 30 30 13 9-3 (5-2 MPSF)

3 15 4 31 .355 Pepperdine.......... (3) 30 27 32 25 15 10-1 (8-1 MPSF)

4 12 7 27 .185

5 6 3 14 .214

Pepperdine | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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1 GAUDINO, Greg....... 5| 10 1 14 .643| 3| 0 4| 0| 3| 0 2 1| 0

9 SCHLEPPENBACH, J.D.. 5| 18 8 33 .303| 2| 2 8| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 0

11 GROBE, Jon.......... 5| 14 9 32 .156| 2| 2 2| 2| 7| 0 2 1| 0

12 CARROLL, Paul....... 5| 22 11 44 .250| 0| 1 9| 1| 4| 0 1 0| 0

14 HULSE, Tom.......... 5| 6 4 14 .143| 0| 2 2| 0| 0| 0 4 0| 0

15 WINDER, Jonathan.... 5| 3 2 6 .167| 59| 0 2| 0| 7| 0 2 0| 1

10 SUTHERLAND, Tanner.. 5| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 0 0| 0

TEAM................ | | | | 1| | |

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Totals.............. 5| 73 36 144 .257| 66| 7 27| 4| 34| 0 12 2| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 18 6 26 .462 Site: Malibu, Calif. (Firestone Fieldhouse)

2 12 7 28 .179 Date: Feb 15, 2007 Attend: 2128 Time: 2:25

3 21 7 39 .359 Referees: Tony Chan, Bert Fuller

4 12 13 34 -.029

5 10 3 17 .412

 

 
Anonymous | Posted: 14 Feb 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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MATCH NOTES: Top-Ranked Teams Face Off

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PROVO -- BYU looks to put an end to its first two-match losing streak since the end of 2006 as the Cougars head to Malibu to take on the second-ranked Pepperdine Waves. The two teams met in a pair of exhibition matches in October, with BYU winning both matches, 3-1.

This is the Cougars' second consecutive MPSF matchup that pits the top-ranked team against the NCAA's No. 2 squad. Nearly two weeks ago, BYU split a pair of matches with then-No. 2 UC Irvine.

SERIES INFORMATION

Pepperdine is one of only three opponents on this season's schedule that has a all-time winning record against BYU. The Waves own a 22-16 series advantage and a 15-5 lead in Malibu. After Pepperdine won the first six matches of the series, the Cougars got their first win on Feb. 12, 1993, during current co-head coach Shawn Patchell's senior season. Since 1994, BYU and Pepperdine have played evenly, with each school winning 12 of 24 matches. Since 2003, the two teams have split the annual two-match season series with the Waves picking up the last season sweep in 2002.

Last year, The Cougars met Pepperdine in a 1 vs. 2 battle similar to this season's matchup. BYU won a four-set match on Feb. 3 before being swept at the Smith Fieldhouse on Feb. 4, 2006.

LUCKY NUMBER .300

BYU is a perfect 9-0 this season in matches that they hit over .300. Conversely, the Cougars are 0-2 in matches where they hit under .200. BYU is coming off a season-low .239 hitting performance at Cal-Baptist.

PATCHELL NAMED USA VOLLEYBALL ASSISTANT

The U.S. Boys' Youth National Team will be guided by University of Hawai'i Assistant Coach Tino Reyes. He will be assisted by Brigham Young University Co-Head Coach Shawn Patchell and Stanford University Assistant Coach Ken Shibuya. The U.S. Boys' Youth National qualified for the 2007 FIVB World Championships Aug. 15-26 in Mexico by finishing second at the 2006 NORCECA Continental Boys' Youth Championship.

During the summer of 2005, Patchell coached the US World University Games team and in 2006, he was part of the U.S. Boys' Youth National Team coaching staff.

NEAR RECORD PERFORMANCES

BYU dominated UCLA in its Friday match. Two players had near-record setting nights in hitting percentage. Yosleyder Cala had the fifth best hitting night in BYU history when he posted a .789 hitting percentage (15-0-19). Not far behind him, Russell Holmes posted the sixth best performance when he hit at a .786 clip (12-1-14). As a team, the Cougars had a top-10 performance all time in hitting performance as they hit .500 collectively (51-12-78). The performance was witnessed by one of the top-15 largest crowds to watch a BYU volleyball match (5,537).

SPREADING THE WEALTH

Redshirt freshman setter Yamil Perez has been spreading the wealth evenly in the early going for the Cougars. Against UCLA, four different BYU players had double figures in kills with only Ivan Perez doing in twice. Along with Perez, Yosleyder Cala, Russell Holmes and Robby Stowell posted double-digit kills in a match.

Yamil Perez has kept the Cougars' opponents off balance as several BYU players posted double-digits in swings. The Cougars hit .500 against UCLA on Friday night while three BYU players posted over .500 hitting percentages.

DOMINATING START

BYU is off to its most dominating start in program history (in terms of sets won vs. sets lost) in its first nine matches. BYU has won 27 sets against only one loss. Previous to this season, the next best start in school history was the 2001 championship season when the Cougars started 10-0. In its first nine matches, BYU won 27 sets while losing three sets (two against Lewis and one against UCLA). The Cougars swept eight of their first 10 matches in 2001. This season BYU has swept eight of nine matches.

"ALL-RETURNING" TEAM

Last season BYU had one All American and five All-MPSF performers. Three of the five return this season including second team AVCA All American Russell Holmes. Holmes was also second team All-MPSF. Ivan Perez earned an MPSF honorable mention citation last season and was the first BYU player to be named to an All America team as a freshman two seasons ago. Yosleyder Cala was named to the All-MPSF third team last year.

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