Bruins Sweep Tigers for Second League Victory

Jan. 12, 2008

Box Score

The UCLA men's volleyball team defeated Pacific on Saturday to open the conference season with two straight victories for the first time since 2005.

The Bruins won 30-25, 30-21, 30-27 in 83 minutes before 520 fans in Pauley Pavilion. The victory raised UCLA's overall record to 4-1, 2-0. Pacific fell to 0-4, 0-2. The Bruins have now won 25 of 26 matches in the all-time series.

Junior setter Matt Wade (Mira Costa HS) continued to set effectively for the Bruins, distributing 28 assists and scoring six points on three kills (.333), and ace and four block assists. Sophomore Garrett Muagututia led the Bruins with 19 kills (.571), an ace, three block assists and 21.5 points. Junior Sean O'Malley, in a starting role at outside hitter, recorded a double-double: 12 kills (.455) and 10 digs.

In team statistics, the Bruins dominated, outgunning the Tigers 53-36 in kills and out-blocking them 11.5-6.0. UCLA also hit .376 and limited UOP to a percentage of .186.

Pekka Seppanen led the Tigers with 10 kills, two aces, two total blocks and 13.5 points.

UCLA hosts UC San Diego on Thur., Jan. 17 and unbeaten Long Beach State on Fri., Jan. 18. Both conference matches begin at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Feb 24
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-13)
Saturday, Feb 27
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16)
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
(21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Friday, Mar 04
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-22, 25-15, 25-23)
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-18, 25-20)
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 25-21, 25-18)
Thursday, Mar 24
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
(19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)
Saturday, Mar 26
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-19, 25-27, 13-25)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25)
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23)
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21)
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Long Beach State
Provo, UT
(26-24, 28-26, 25-19)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Brigham Young
Provo, UT
(20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25)
Thursday, May 05
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-18)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS