Pepperdine 3, UCLA 2May
Pepperdine 3, UCLA 2
May 5, 2005
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Top-seeded Pepperdine won its first NCAA men's volleyball championship since 1992 on Saturday night, beating UCLA 15-10 in the deciding fifth game on the Bruins' home court.
Player of the year Sean Rooney led the Waves (25-2) with 26 kills and six block assists in their 30-23, 23-30, 24-30, 30-25, 15-10 victory at Pauley Pavilion, the 18-time champion Bruins' first NCAA tournament loss ever on their home court.
Jon Parfitt added 18 kills and seven digs, and Tom Hulse had 12 block assists for Pepperdine. In addition to the 1992 championship, the Waves also won titles in 1978, 1985 and 1986.
Jonathan Acosta led the third-seeded Bruins (26-6) with a career-high 29 kills. Kris Kraushaar added a season-high 16 kills and a career-best 13 digs, and Paul Johnson had 11 kills, six block assists and four service aces.