Bruins Looking for Victory against Matadors Friday

Feb. 21, 2008

Sixth-ranked UCLA, halfway through its six-match road trip, travels to Cal State Northridge for a key league match on Fri., Feb. 22. First-serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Matadome.

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On Wednesday, the Bruins fell 3-1 on the road to UC Santa Barbara to drop into a fourth place tie with Pepperdine in the MPSF race. Cal State Northridge defeated visiting UC Irvine, 3-0 to cement its position as the league's third place team with a 7-3 record.

Friday's match features two teams headed in opposite directions. The Bruins have lost three of their last five matches; the Matadors have won four straight.

At UCSB, the Bruins saw four players record double-digit kills led by juniors Sean O'Malley and Ryan Ratelle, who each spiked 16. But an inconsistent hitting attack produced untimely hitting errors and an attack percentage of .253.

Conversely, UCSB hit .341 led by freshman Jeff Menzel, who spiked 21 kills.

Cal State Northridge out-gunned UC Irvine 54-39 in kills on Wednesday, led by 23 from junior Eric Vance and 12 from senior Isaac Kneubuhl. The Matadors improved to 11-4 overall and are ranked fourth nationally this week.

In the recent series between the two schools, UCLA has won three straight against CSUN and leads the overall series, 54-7.

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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
Wednesday, Feb 24 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA