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Unbeaten Men's Volleyball Continue Homestand Against UC Irvine, Lewis and Loyola (Chicago)
By: UCLA Athletics

Feb. 22, 1998

The top-ranked and unbeaten UCLA men's volleyball team hosts three matches to continue its 10-match homestand.

On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Bruins (13-0, 9-0) host UC Irvine (9-2, 6-2) in a key MPSF Mountain Division match; on Feb. 28 they host Lewis (9-3) in a non-league contest and on Mar. 3 they host Loyola University of Chicago. All matches will begin at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

Last week, the Bruins swept three opponents, including league foe UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. Against the Gauchos the Bruins got 12 kills apiece from senior Ben Moselle and sophomore Adam Naeve, while junior Fred Robins recorded a double-double--10 kills and 12 digs. The Bruins won the battle at the net, outblocking the Gauchos 9-5 and outhitting them .439-.200.

Against Cal State San Bernardino, UCLA set school single match and single game attack percentage records. For the match, the Bruins hit .690, eclipsing the previous record of .667 set in 1984, and in Game 1, the Bruins hit .938 (15-0-16).

On Saturday, Cal State Northirdge became UCLA's 13th victim, 11th by sweep. Naeve's 19 kills led all players and Moselle added 13.

UC Irvine is enjoying one of its best starts ever with a league sweep over UC Santa Barbara and a home victory over USC. The Anteaters have never beaten UCLA in 33 meetings.

Last season, the Bruins received a major scare from Lewis after winning 24-22 in the fifth game at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins lead the series with the Flyers 3-0.

The March 3 match against Loyola University of Chicago will be the first meeting between the Bruins and the Ramblers.


UCLA VB QUICK FACTS
Upcoming Matches*
Feb. 26 UCLA vs. UCI, 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 UCLA vs Lewis, 7 p.m.
Mar. 3  UCLA vs. Loyola (Chicago), 7 p.m.
*All match times PST in Pauley Pavilion

Recent Results
Feb. 18 UCLA d. UCSB, 3-0
Feb. 20 UCLA d. CSSB, 3-0
Feb. 21 UCLA d. CSN, 3-0

Probable Starters:
#3  Brandon Tailaferro, 6-5, So., S, San Clemente, CA (1.0kpg, 15.5apg, 1.4dpg, 0.7bpg)
#14 Fred Robins, 6-6, Jr., OH, Waimanalo, HI (2.5kpg, 1.8dpg, 0.3bpg) 
#5  Mark Williams, 6-7, Fr., OH, Los Angeles, CA (3.9kpg, 1.8dpg, 0.3bpg)
#17 Tom Stillwell, 6-8, Sr., Q, Northridge, CA (3.4kpg, 1.6dpg, 1.2bpg)
#18 Adam Naeve, 6-10, So., Q, Westchester, CA (5.1kpg, 1.3dpg, 1.1bpg)
#20 Ben Moselle, 6-4, Sr., Op, Encinitas, CA (3.2kpg, 1.7dpg, 0.8bpg)

Substitutions:
#15 Danny Farmer, 6-4, Jr., Q, Los Angeles, CA (3.7kpg, 1.4dpg, 1.0bpg)
#19 Charlie Jackson, 6-0, Sr., S, Poway, CA (0.3dpg)
#9  Evan Thatcher, 6-8, So., Op, Encinitas, CA (3.8kpg, 1.6dpg, 0.8bpg)
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 - 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
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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