March 4, 2002
The top-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team, which won two conference road matches last week, returns for a six-match homestand over the next two weeks.
UCLA (16-3, 11-2) meets 10th ranked Lewis University (12-5, 7-1) on Wed., Mar. 6 before returning to MPSF action to host No.13 Pacific (6-12, 4-10) on Fri., Mar. 8 and No.7 Stanford (10-7, 9-5) on Sat., Mar. 9.
All matches will be played in Pauley Pavilion. The Lewis and Pacific matches begin at 7 p.m. and the Stanford match starts at 5 p.m.
UCLABruins.com will broadcast live internet radio coverage of the Lewis and Stanford matches.
In the latest MPSF standings, UCLA remains in second place behind Hawaii (12-3, 9-1), which swept a two-match series against USC over the weekend. The Bruins lead third place Pepperdine (15-4, 10-2) by percentage points
The Bruins defeated Lewis, 3-1, on Jan. 17 in the first match of the Outrigger Hotels Invitational in Honolulu, HI. In that match, the Flyers were paced by freshman Gustavo Meyer's 15 kills and James Elsea's 13. The Bruins out-blocked Lewis 18.5-10.5 and held Lewis All-American Fabiano Barreto to just five kills. UCLA leads the series 9-1, and Lewis has never won in Pauley Pavilion.
On Feb. 15, the Bruins defeated Pacific, 3-1, in Stockton. Twenty kills by UCLA's Matt Komer and 18 by junior Cameron Mount gave the Bruins' their 12th victory of the season. The Tigers, who hit .315, boasted four players with double-digit kills. The Bruins lead this series 13-0.
Stanford surprised UCLA with a 3-1 victory on Feb. 16 in Palo Alto. The Cardinal attack featured four players with double-digit kills, including All-American Curt Toppel with 18. Komer and Mount led UCLA with 16 and 14 kills, respectively. Although the Bruins lead this series 48-10, the Cardinal has won three of the last four meetings.
THIS WEEK'S PROMOTIONS
At the Pacific match on Friday, the first 250 fans will receive a free BJ's Pizookie coupon. The Stanford match will be Club/HS Team Night and Sports Camper Reunion Night. For more information, call 310-206-3444.