UCLA Looks to Rebound vs. UCSD on Friday

March 1, 2007

Following a tough five-game loss on the road to Long Beach State, fifth-ranked UCLA will attempt to rebound against UC San Diego on Fri., Mar. 2 at Pauley Pavilion. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Friday's match will be broadcast live on the internet at www.uclabruins.com with Darren Preston calling the action.

On Wednesday, the Bruins were upset 3-2 by No. 14 Long Beach State at the Pyramid. The loss was the Bruins' fifth straight on The Beach's home floor, a streak that dates back to 2002. The setback also snapped UCLA's three-match winning streak.

UCLA seniors Steve Klosterman and Paul George combined for 46 kills with Klosterman pounding a match-high 27 (.431) for 29.5 points. George added 19 kills (.394) with five digs and three block assists. Junior libero Tony Ker added 11 digs and his brother, frehman setter Kevin Ker, recorded 52 set assists.

With seven conference losses, the Bruins dropped behind Cal State Northridge into sixth place in the MPSF race. The Matadors upended No.4 UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday to raise their league record to 9-6.

UC San Diego, ranked 19th by MiddleHitter.com last week, boasts an overall record of 5-11, 2-9 in MPSF play. On Wednesday, UCSD lost 3-0 on the road to No.2 UC Irvine. In league play, the Tritons have defeated USC (3-1, Jan. 19) and Long Beach State (3-2, Feb. 24). The Bruins lead the series, 42-0.

UCLA will continue its home stand with a non-conference date against No. 10 Loyola-Chicago on Wed., Mar. 7 before traveling to UC Irvine on Mar. 9.

Promotional Notes
The first 250 fans attending the UC San Diego match will receive the 2007 UCLA Men's Volleyball Team Photo Card. The UCSD match also will be Public Safety Night -- all public safety and law enforcement personnel can present their badge or relevant ID at the Main Gate on game night and receive four complimentary admissions.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
at CSUN
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
TBA
Thursday, Apr 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
TBA
Saturday, Apr 23 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championship
TBA
Thursday, May 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
University Park, PA
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