Bruins Travel to Malibu Looking for a Victory

Jan. 24, 2008

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team travels to Malibu Friday night in a key MPSF showdown. The Bruins also will be looking to end a few streaks of uncharacteristic futility.

The first and most important means snapping a two-match MPSF skid that started a week ago against Long Beach State and continued with last night's five-game loss on the road against USC.

A victory against the Waves would also snap a three-match losing streak at Firestone Fieldhouse where the Bruins have not won since 2004. Overall, UCLA has lost four straight to Pepperdine, but leads the all-time series, 71-29.

The Bruins (5-3, 3-2) were upset by USC on Thursday night after battling back from an 0-2 deficit. With a 14-12 lead in Game 5, the Bruins fell to a 6-2 Trojan run that cost them the match.

Second-ranked Pepperdine suffered its first loss of the season at home to No. 10 UC Irvine. The Anteaters surprised the Waves with a dominating block and efficient offense to drop the hosts to 4-1 overall.

Friday's match will be broadcast live on with Darren Preston calling the action.

The Bruins return to Pauley Pavilion for a four-match home stand that begins with Cal Baptist on Jan. 30.

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