No. 2/2 BYU didn’t leave any doubt who was the best team in the MPSF during the regular season.
BYU hit .400 and finished with a season-high 11 aces it swept No. 4/5 Pepperdine 25-20, 25-17, 25-14 on Thursday in Malibu, California, to clinch the MPSF regular season title and home court advantage throughout the conference tournament.
Outside attacker Wil Stanley coming off the bench as a serving specialist led all players with four aces, including three consecutive aces to conclude the match. Outside attacker Cyrus Fa’alogo and outside attacker Gabi Garcia Fernandez each had three aces against the Waves.
All-American outside attacker Brendan Sander also contributed an ace and had a team-high 11 kills on a .429 attack percentage.
Outside attacker Colby Harriman in the loss finished with a match-high 12 kills. The senior was one of two Waves to have more than four kills.
The Cougars entered this match against the second-place Waves needing to win one of their two remaining regular season to secure an out-right MPSF regular season for the fourth time in the last six years. With the victory, BYU will have the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament and a bye to the MPSF Tournament semifinals.