Bruins Hand Alumni Four-Game Setback

Nov. 29, 2006

Defending NCAA champion UCLA defeated its Alumni in four games Wednesday night in Pauley Pavilion to conclude the 2006 Fall season.

The Bruins won 30-21, 31-29, 24-30, 30-21. The victory evened UCLA's Fall record at 2-2.

Four UCLA players recorded double-digit kills behind the setting of freshman Kevin Ker, who compiled 57 assists. Senior All-American Steve Klosterman led both teams with 18 kills (.517), followed by 13 from Paul George. Freshman Garrett Muagututia added 11 kills, followed by 10 off the bench from Shaun Nichols. Nichols also led the Bruins with six total blocks and George added five. Ker led the Bruins with nine digs and tied for the team lead in aces with two. His brother Tony added seven digs at libero.

The Bruins out-blocked the Alumni 15.0-9.5, but were out-served 7-6. The varsity hit .366 and limited their opponents to a percentage of .242.

Former All-American Damien Scott led the Alumni with 10 kills (.389), and Gray Garrett added nine (.538).

The Bruins will begin defense of their NCAA title on Jan. 5 at the UCSB Elephant Bar Invitational. UCLA's first home match is Jan. 24 against Pepperdine in Pauley Pavilion.

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