UCLA Sweeps USC in Men's Volleyball

March 31, 2007

Box Score

Fourth-ranked UCLA avenged a Jan. 27 loss to USC on Saturday night, sweeping the Trojans at the Galen Center.

The Bruins won 30-27, 30-20, 30-26 in 94 minutes front of 1,100 fans on USC's new home court. The victory raised the Bruins' overall record to 15-10, 10-9 in MPSF play. USC fell to 10-13, 7-11.

The victory also gave the Bruins 2.5 points in the Lexus Gauntlet standings, raising UCLA's lead in the cross-town series to 50-22.5.

The Bruins won this match at the service line. They served six aces against just 15 errors and constantly threw USC's offense off-balance all evening with pinpoint service placement and off-speed shots. Senior Paul George served four aces in Game 1 to provide the difference in the opening set.

Freshman setter Kevin Ker guided the offense to a hitting percentage of .394, distributing 40 assists. Ker also tied a career-high by scoring seven points on four kills, an ace and four block assists.

Redshirt freshman quick hitter Shaun Nichols, in his first start, led the Bruins with a career-high of 13 kills (.579) and six block assists. Senior Steve Klosterman added 12 kills and 13.5 points.

As a team the Bruins out-blocked the Trojans, 8.5-4.0 and out-served them six aces to two. The Bruins limited their rivals to a hitting percentage of .210.

USC's Juan Figueroa led both teams with 19 kills (.324).

UCLA returns home for three matches over the next two weeks: Apr. 4 vs. Cal Baptist, Apr. 6 vs. UC Irvine and Apr. 11 vs. Long Beach State. All matches start at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 18-20)
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS