Bruins Swept Again by Cougars

Jan. 13, 2007

Box Score

Second-ranked BYU swept third-ranked UCLA for the second straight night Saturday in MPSF play at Provo, UT.

BYU won 30-21, 30-23, 33-31 in one hour and 44 minutes before 5,366 in Smith Fieldhouse. The loss dropped UCLA's record to 2-3 overall, 0-2 in MPSF play. BYU improved to 4-0, 2-0.

Much like Friday night's match, the Bruins were unable to contain the Cougars' firepower. Bobby Stowell and Ivan Perez combined for 35 kills as the Cougars hit better than .500 in the first two games. The Cougars also controlled the net with Rodnei Santos leading the hosts with seven total blocks.

As a team, BYU hit .367 and held the Bruins to an attack percentage of .208. BYU outblocked UCLA 12-9.5 and served four aces to the Bruins' three.

UCLA's middle blockers enjoyed a solid night. Diefenbach led the Bruins with 13 kills (.375) and seven total blocks and Nichols added 11 kills (.647) and two block assists. Senior Paul George recorded seven kills and one block assist.

The Bruins continue their season-opening road trip next week with matches at UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 17) and at Cal State Northridge (Jan. 19).

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