Bruins Take Four-Match Winning Streak on the Road

Feb. 14, 2007

Sixth-ranked UCLA hits the road for a two-match swing in the Bay Area this weekend. The Bruins will be bringing their four-match winning streak along in hopes of rising up the conference ladder.

The Bruins (7-6, 5-5) visit No. 13 Pacific (7-6, 5-4) on Fri., Feb. 16, and Stanford (1-13, 1-8) on Sat., Feb. 17. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

The Pacific match will be broadcast live on the internet at with J.D. Fox calling the action. Stanford will originate a free live webcast of Saturday's match available at

Although the Bruins own a higher national ranking than the Tigers, they trail them in the MPSF standings by a game in the loss column. Pacific's stunning five-game upset of No.2 UC Irvine on Saturday gave UOP its fifth victory in its last six matches.

On Feb. 9, the Bruins snapped the Tigers' four-match winning streak with a five-game victory at Pauley Pavilion. Trailing 2-1 in games and 17-15 in Game 4, UCLA backup setter Kevin Ker served three straight aces to swing the momentum in the Bruins' favor. They won Game 4, 40-38 and Game 5, 15-12 to even their overall record and keep alive a 25-match streak against Pacific.

The following night against Stanford, the Bruins recorded their third sweep of the season, while handing the Cardinal their 13th loss of the year. Seniors Paul George and Steve Klosterman combined for 30 kills to lead the Bruins' attack.

"Winning both of these matches is important to help us remain in the MPSF playoff picture," said Head Coach Al Scates. "We have to improve against our conference opponents."

Following this weekend's matches, the Bruins return home to face No. 9 CS Northridge on Feb. 21 and No. 3 UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 23. The Bruins defeated the Matadors 3-2 on Jan. 19 and have split a pair of matches with the Gauchos, who have won five of their last six.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
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