Bruins Beat Banana Slugs in Four

March 5, 2008

Box Score

Tenth-ranked UCLA won its second straight match Wednesday night defeating the No.2 team in Div. III -- UC Santa Cruz -- in four games at Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins won 30-20, 27-30, 30-15, 30-25 in 105 minutes before 542 fans. The victory raised UCLA's overall record to 12-9. UC Santa Cruz fell to 10-6. All six of UCSC's losses have come to MPSF teams.

UCLA senior Libero Tony Ker reached another milestone, recording his 1,100th dig in Game 2. Ker now has 1,108 career digs, extending his school record. He also owns UCLA's single match digs record of 27, set on Jan. 5 against Hawaii. Against the Banana Slugs, Ker dug 13 balls, his 54th career double-digit digs match and his 12th this season. Ker also recorded his 57th career errorless passing match.

Outside hitters Garrett Muagututia and Sean O'Malley pounded out 40 of the Bruins' 75 kills Wednesday night. Muagututia led the Bruins with 21 kills (.514) and added 10 digs. O'Malley added 19 kills (.484), an ace and five total blocks for 23 points. Junior Jamie Diefenbach spiked 11 kills (.588) and added two aces and three block assists. Ryan Ratelle contributed 10 kills (.438) off the bench.

The Bruins resume MPSF play on Fri., Mar. 7 with a road match against UC Irvine on at 7 p.m. in the Bren Center.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-17, 25-18)
Friday, Feb 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
(32-30, 25-21, 25-19)
Sunday, Feb 21
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
(21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Feb 24
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-13)
Saturday, Feb 27
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16)
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
(21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Friday, Mar 04
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-22, 25-15, 25-23)
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-18, 25-20)
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 25-21, 25-18)
Thursday, Mar 24
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
(19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)
Saturday, Mar 26
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-19, 25-27, 13-25)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25)
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23)
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21)
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Long Beach State
Provo, UT
(26-24, 28-26, 25-19)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Brigham Young
Provo, UT
(20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25)
Thursday, May 05
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-18)
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