Bruins Fall in Five to Waves

Jan. 24, 2007

Box Score

UCLA and Pepperdine battled five games Wednesday night with the visiting Waves prevailing after climbing back from a 2-1 deficit.

The Waves won 21-30, 30-26, 33-35, 30-27, 16-14 in two hours and 34 minutes in front of 648 rowdy fans. The victory raised Pepperdine's record to 4-1 overall, 3-1 in MPSF play. The Bruins fell to 3-5, 1-4.

In Game 3, the Bruins rallied from a 26-29 deficit to tie the score at 29-29 after a kill by redshirt freshman Brett Perrine and a pair of blocks by sophomore Jamie Diefenbach and senior Paul George. The Bruins let two game points slip by and the Waves lost one before UCLA won the game on a pair of kills by freshman Garrett Muagututia.

That was the last game the Bruins would win, despite having opportunities to win the match.

With the Bruins leading 24-21 in Game 4, the Waves scored three points to force a timeout from their hosts. A block by Greg Gaudino and Jon Grobe and a kill by Grobe gave the Waves a two-point cushion and forced another UCLA timeout. The Bruins scored a pair of points and Pepperdine called time at 27-26. Following that break, the Waves outscored the Bruins 3-1 to even the score.

In Game 5, Pepperdine sophomore Paul Carroll connected on eight kills in 13 swings to provide the difference for the Waves, who trailed only once. Trailing 12-8, the Bruins called their final timeout and went on a 6-1 run to take a 14-13 lead following a thunderous block by Muagututia and senior Steve Klosterman. But Pepperdine wrapped up its fourth conference victory with three straight kills, two by Carroll, who ended the night with 37.

Muagututia and Diefenbach each recorded 22 kills and 25 points. For Diefenbach it was a career high; for Muagututia it matched his. Paul George added 15 kills, 15 digs and seven block assists for 18.5 points. Klosterman recorded 10 kills, three aces and five block assists.

In addition to Carroll's 37 kills for Pepperdine, senior John Parfitt added 17, followed by 12 from Gaudino and 10 from Grobe.

On Saturday UCLA hosts USC in the 30th Annual Kilgour Cup. First serve is set for 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Jan 03
vs. British Columbia
Los Angeles, CA
25-19, 25-15, 25-14
Tuesday, Jan 05
at George Mason
Fairfax, VA
25-23, 25-12, 25-20
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Jan 08
at Penn State
University Park, PA
(25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-8)
Friday, Jan 15
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23)
Saturday, Jan 16
at UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
(25-18, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Cal Baptist
Riverside, CA
(27-25, 25-21, 25-12)
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19)
Monday, Jan 25
vs. Princeton
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-23, 25-16)
Wednesday, Jan 27
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-13)
Friday, Jan 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
(20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-19)
Friday, Feb 05
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 18-25)
Saturday, Feb 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18, 15-9)
Thursday, Feb 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:00 AM PST
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Feb 24 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Monday, Mar 07 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 7:00 PM PST
Northridge, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 07 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Thursday, Apr 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Saturday, Apr 23 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championship
Thursday, May 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
University Park, PA