Skid Ends as Bruins Defeat Matadors in Five

Jan. 19, 2007


The third-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team ended its four-match skid Friday night with a five-game victory against Cal State Northridge on the road.

The Bruins won 27-30, 30-23, 30-25, 23-30, 15-10 in two hours and 11 minutes in front of 386 fans at the Matadome. The victory raised UCLA's record to 3-4, 1-3. CS Northridge fell to 2-5, 1-2.

Seeking more production from the middle, Head Coach Al Scates moved senior opposite Steve Klosterman to the net, and the All-American responded with 11 kills and eight block assists. Redshirt freshman Brett Perrine took over at Klosterman's opposite position and added 13 kills. Freshman Garrett Muagututia led the Bruins with 19 kills (.412) and 11 digs, followed by senior Paul George's 18 kills (.448), seven block assists and 21.5 points.

As a team, the Bruins hit .388 and out-blocked the Matadors, 16.0-9.5.

Eric Vance led the Matadors with 18 kills.

UCLA returns home for a six-match home stand beginning Jan. 24 vs. Pepperdine. On Sat., Jan. 27, the Bruins host USC in the 30th Annual Kilgour Cup. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

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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