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Bruins Beat No. 12-Ranked Buckeyes in Three Straight Sets
By: UCLA Athletics

Seventh–ranked UCLA made it two in a row in the Islands with a straight set win over 12th-ranked Ohio State in a second round match in the Outrigger Hotels Invitational in Honolulu. Scores of the match were 25-14, 25-23, 25-21. UCLA is now 2-1 on the season and will close out tournament action on Saturday night in a match against the host school, #14-ranked Hawai’i.

UCLA jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Buckeyes in set one. The Bruins stayed in control throughout, enjoying leads of 8-4 and 19-9 before winning the set 25-14.

In set two, UCLA moved out to a 9-5 advantage. The Bruins owned a 20-14 margin before the Buckeyes mounted a challenge and closed to 21-18 and 24-23.  Senior hitter Gonzalo Quiroga’s kill gave the Bruins the set 25-23.

Set three was more hotly contested. The set was knotted up at 7-all and then at 14-all. UCLA grabbed an 18-16 advantage and went on to secure a 25-21 verdict.

Senior Robart Page led the Bruin attack with 12 kills. Quiroga finished with 10 kills, seven digs and five aces. Freshman Michael Fisher put down seven balls in a return to his home state. Trent Kersten and Spencer Rowe had six kills each. Steve O’Dell totaled 38 set assists and three aces.

First serve for the Saturday night match against Hawai’i is at 9 p.m. PT. UCLA returns home to begin MPSF play in Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 17 against fourth-ranked Stanford.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Sunday, Jan 03
vs. British Columbia
Los Angeles, CA
25-19, 25-15, 25-14
Tuesday, Jan 05
at George Mason
Fairfax, VA
25-23, 25-12, 25-20
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Jan 08
at Penn State
University Park, PA
(25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-8)
Friday, Jan 15
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-19, 24-26, 25-23, 25-23)
Saturday, Jan 16
at UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
(25-18, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Cal Baptist
Riverside, CA
(27-25, 25-21, 25-12)
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19)
Monday, Jan 25
vs. Princeton
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-23, 25-16)
Wednesday, Jan 27
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-13)
Friday, Jan 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
(20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-19)
Friday, Feb 05
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 18-25)
Saturday, Feb 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18, 15-9)
Thursday, Feb 11
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 18-20)
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
Saturday, Feb 27 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Monday, Mar 07 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 7:00 PM PST
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 07 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
TBA
Thursday, Apr 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
TBA
Saturday, Apr 23 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championship
TBA
Thursday, May 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
University Park, PA
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