Bruins Fall in Four to Matadors

Feb. 22, 2008

Final Stats

Sixth-ranked UCLA fell in four games at Cal State Northridge Friday, marking its fourth setback in its last six conference matches.

CS Northridge won 30-28, 29-31, 35-33, 30-28 in two hours and 14 minutes in front of 836 fans at the Matadome. The loss dropped the Bruins to 10-7 overall, 7-6 in league play. The Matadors improved to 12-4, 8-3. It was the second straight loss for the Bruins and pulled them down to fifth place. The Matadors remained solidly in third place.

In the third game thriller, the Bruins squandered three game points before losing on a pair of aces by CSUN's Kevin McKniff. UCLA's Jeff Woodley gave the Bruins a 33-32 lead on a kill before the Matadors reeled off three straight points on a UCLA hitting error and McKniff's aces.

The setback negated a career performance by the Bruins' Garrett Muagututia, who pounded a career high of 31 kills (.480). Junior Sean O'Malley added 10 kills in an attack that hit .316. Senior Libero Tony Ker led both teams with 17 digs.

For CSUN, Isaac Kneubuhl and Eric Vance each recorded 18 kills and Cody Loe added 15.

The Bruins travel to Ball State next week for a pair of non-league matches against the unranked Cardinals.

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