Balanced Attack Paces #16 UCLA in Sweep of #22 San Diego

Aug. 28, 2010

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HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Senior Dicey McGraw led the 16th-ranked Bruins in kills for the second match in a row with 11, while four others posted at least five kills, as UCLA recorded its second straight sweep on Saturday against #22 San Diego at the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Set scores were 25-14, 25-19, 25-21.

Sophomore Rachael Kidder produced nine kills for the second straight match, junior Katie Camp added eight, sophomore Bojana Todorovic posted seven and junior Sara Sage had five. Camp hit .500 with only two errors in 12 attacks to go along with four blocks, as the Bruins hit .291 as a team. Junior Lauren Van Orden was one dig shy of a double-double with 32 assists and a team-best nine digs. McGraw and junior Lainey Gera both had eight digs, with Gera adding three aces.

The Toreros (0-2) scored the first point of the match, but it was all Bruins after that, as UCLA scored six of the next seven to take a 6-2 advantage. The Bruins (2-0) received two kills from Kidder during the run, as well as a McGraw kill and a McGraw/Sage combo block. San Diego cut it to a pair at 7-5, but an 8-1 UCLA spurt increased the Bruins' advantage to nine at 15-6. Todorovic had two kills during the run, with Camp, McGraw and Van Orden also registering spikes.

The Bruins' lead never dipped below six the rest of the way, reaching double figures for the first time at 23-13. Sage posted the set-clinching kill to give the Bruins a 25-14 win in the opener. Kidder and Todorovic each had four kills in the first, while McGraw and Sage had three apiece. The Bruins out-hit the Toreros .355 to .037.

San Diego led early in the second set by a score of 5-2, but UCLA made its run and went on to take a 2-0 set advantage. Trailing 8-6, the Bruins netted eight of the next nine to go ahead 14-9. Camp posted two kills and two blocks during the run, while McGraw had a pair of kills and a roof.

The Bruins' advantage stayed between three and six for the remainder of the set. An attack error on the Bruins' first set point gave them a 25-19 victory. UCLA was led by Camp's five kills and four from McGraw in the second, as the Bruins out-hit the Toreros .229 to .091.

UCLA never trailed in the third set to finish off a second straight sweep. The Bruins scored the first five points on three straight kills by Kidder, an ace by Gera and a USD attack error. UCLA's advantage grew to as many as seven at 12-5 following the first career kill by freshman Mariana Aquino. San Diego made a 9-2 run though to tie the set at 14.

With the score even at 15, UCLA took command with five of the next six to get some breathing room at 21-16. The Bruins benefitted from a pair of USD errors to go along with two kills from McGraw and a solo block by Sage. In the final points of the set, freshman Kelly Reeves posted her first career kill, while a Kidder spike on the Bruins' first match point gave them a 25-21 victory. Kidder and McGraw each had four kills in the third, as the Bruins held a .297-.243 hitting advantage.

The Bruins close out the tournament on Sunday against fifth-ranked Hawai'i at 5 p.m. HT/8 p.m. PT. Live audio, video and stats will be available on the schedule page of

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE