Postseason volleyball is coming back to Firestone Fieldhouse for the first time in three years.
All-conference outside attacker David Wieczorek had a match-high 15 kills as No. 5/6 Pepperdine swept USC 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 on Thursday in Los Angeles to clinch home court advantage for the opening round of the MPSF Tournament.
Pepperdine out-hit USC .315 to .292, and Wieczorek was one of two Waves that had double-digit kills. Outside attacker Alex Harthaller contributed 13 kills on a .440 attack percentage and a match-high three aces to help the Waves secure their first postseason home match since 2015.
Outside attacker Jack Wyett in the loss led USC with 14 kills, while libero Cole Paxson led all players defensively with 11 digs.
Pepperdine following this victory moves one-and-half matches behind first-place No. 2/2 BYU and secures at least a top-three finish in the MPSF.
Check out the video highlights of this conference match from Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates.