No. 3/3 Pepperdine defeated No. 13 Princeton in #CincoSets, 25-23, 19-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-8, in an NCAA Championships opening-round match on Tuesday in Long Beach.
Pepperdine outhit Princeton, .318 to .209, and outblocked them, 14 to 6.5. In the fifth game alone, the Waves sided-out at a .889 rate and attacked at a dominant .667 clip.
Pepperdine outside hitter David Wieczorek had a team-high 18 kills along with eight digs, and five blocks. Middle attacker Max Chamberlain had a career-high 10 kills and a season-high nine blocks.
Princeton was led by outside attacker Kendall Ratter who had a match-high and season-high 24 kills.
Check out the highlights of this match as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates.