Bruins Fall in Three to Cougars

Jan. 12, 2007

Box Score

The third-ranked and defending NCAA champion UCLA men's volleyball team fell in three games to No.2 BYU Friday night in Provo, UT.

BYU won 30-28, 30-22, 30-26 in one hour and 44 minutes before 5,537 in Smith Fieldhouse. The loss evened UCLA's record at 2-2 overall, 0-1 in MPSF play. BYU improved to 3-0, 1-0.

On this night, the Bruins had no answer for BYU's Yosleyder Cala and Russell Holmes. They combined for 27 of the Cougars' 51 kills and recorded just one error between them. Cala, a Cuban import, hammered 15 kills and hit .789. Holmes added 12 kills and hit .786.

As a team, the Cougars hit .500; the Bruins hit .330. Neither team served an ace and BYU held the edge in blocking at 8.0-7.0.

Senior Paul George hit .700 with 15 kills in 20 attempts. Freshman Garrett Muagututia added nine kills (.375). Sophomore setter Matt Wade recorded 36 assists and three kills.

The two teams conclude the series Saturday at 7 p.m. in Smith Fieldhouse

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Jan 03 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. British Columbia
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Jan 05 - 4:00 PM PST
at George Mason
Fairfax, VA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
Friday, Jan 08 - 4:30 PM PST
at Penn State
University Park, PA
Friday, Jan 15 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Jan 16 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 7:00 PM PST
at Cal Baptist
Riverside, CA
Saturday, Jan 23 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Princeton
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 05 - 9:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Feb 06 - 9:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Thursday, Feb 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:00 AM PST
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Feb 24 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA