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Gauchos Fall to Pepperdine

Waves make short work of UCSB in 3-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation season opener.

The second-ranked Pepperdine men’s volleyball team topped No. 14 UCSB on Wednesday, as the Gauchos opened the 2008 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation season with a 3-1 loss in Malibu.

Match scores were 30-26, 30-23, 27-30 and 30-22.

Jeff Menzel, a freshman from San Marcos High, led UCSB with 23 kills. Also for the Gauchos, All-American Theo Bruner added 14 kills and had a match-high five blocks while setter Max Klineman had 41 assists.

UCSB continues MPSF play at USC at 7 p.m. Friday.

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