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Gonzalo Quiroga
Bruins Tame Tigers in Three Sets For Fifth Straight Win
By: UCLA Athletics

Sixth-ranked UCLA won its fifth straight match in a straight set win over Pacific on Saturday night in Pauley Pavilion. The victory upped the Bruins record to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in MPSF Conference play. Scores of the match were 25-19, 25-16, 25-18.

UCLA used seven kills from Robart Page in set one to help get the match off to a good start. The Bruins jumped out to an 8-2 advantage and were never really threatened. Gonzalo Quiroga added eight digs in the set which UCLA won 25-19 on Page’s seventh kill.

In set two, UCLA broke out to a 7-2 lead. Pacific closed to 10-6, but the Bruins went up 18-12 after kills by Spencer Rowe and Page. The Tigers scored the next three points to make things interesting before a kill and an ace by Quiroga reignited the Bruin attack and made it 20-15. UCLA terminated the set on a block by Trent Kersten for a 25-16 decision.  

Set three turned into a battle early after the teams tied the score at two, there and four. Pacific went out in front 7-5 only to see UCLA come back to even the set at 7-all on an ace by Rowe. A Jackson Bantle kill knotted the set up again at 8-all and a Quiroga kill made it 9-all. UCLA then gradually pulled away taking a 15-12 edge on a Page kill. Quiroga added a couple of kills, an ace and a block for a 23-17 lead. Freshman Mitch Stahl closed out the match with a kill for the 25-18 win.

Page led UCLA with 14 kills on the night. Quiroga chipped in with 13 kills, two aces, 11 digs and a couple of blocks while hitting .591. Michael Beals totaled 35 set assists and eight digs. Kersten added six kills and three blocks. Ian Sequeira dug five balls. Rowe had four kills and a couple of blocks while Bantle totaled seven kills and an ace.

UCLA will take a 5-1, 2-0 record into Tuesday night’s MPSF match against UC Santa Barbara. First serve will be at 7:00 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. Tickets will be available at the door. The match will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

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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
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
Thursday, Apr 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Saturday, Apr 23 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championship
Thursday, May 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
University Park, PA