Bruins Sweep Ramblers at Pauley

March 7, 2007

Box Score

Fifth-ranked UCLA handed No. 11 Loyola Chicago its fourth loss of the season in a convincing non-conference sweep at Pauley Pavilion Wednesday night.

The Bruins won 30-26, 30-23, 30-22 in 79 minutes before 376 spectators. The victory raised the Bruins' overall record to 12-8. The Ramblers fell to 14-4.

UCLA found its serve on this night and the accuracy enabled the Bruins to dispatch LUC quite easily. The Bruins served seven aces against 14 errors, while their opponents committed 13 errors from the service line without an ace. UCLA's pinpoint serving allowed it to limit one of the nation's top offenses, holding LUC to an attack percentage of .288, more than 50 percentage points below its average. The Bruins hit .376, the fourth time in the last five matches they have hit better than .350.

The Bruins also won the battle at the net, out-blocking the Ramblers 7.5-4.0.

Individually, senior Steve Klosterman continued his hot hitting, slamming a match-high 17 kills (.325) with four block assists for 19.0 points. Senior Paul George added 11 kills (.474) and sophomore Jamie Diefenbach added 10 (.571) and a career-high of three aces, including two straight in the second game. Freshman setter Kevin Ker made his sixth consecutive start and scored 7.0 points, a career-high. His brother Tony dug 15 balls to record his 37th career double-digit dig match.

Junior Ian Anderson, one of the nation's top kill leaders, led the Ramblers with 12 kills, but was held to an attack percentage of .226.

The Bruins return to MPSF action on Fri., Mar. 9 on the road against No.2 UC Irvine. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bren Center. Next week, the Bruins return to Pauley Pavilion for a two-match, non-conference series with Ball State on Mar. 14 and 16.


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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)
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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)
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at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
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Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:00 AM PST
at Stanford
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Wednesday, Feb 24 - 7:00 PM PST
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Saturday, Feb 27 - 8:00 PM PST
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Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
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Friday, Mar 04 - 7:00 PM PST
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Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
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Thursday, Mar 24 - 7:00 PM PST
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Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:00 PM PST
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Friday, Apr 01 - 8:00 PM PST
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Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:00 PM PST
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Thursday, Apr 07 - 5:00 PM PST
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Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:00 PM PST
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