Bruins Fall in four Games to Ball State

Feb. 29, 2008

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For just the second time in 22 matches, UCLA fell to Ball State 3-1 at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.

The 14th ranked Cardinals won 23-30, 30-24, 30-19, 30-24 in two hours in front of 3,429 fans, Ball State's largest crowd of the season. The victory, Ball State's sixth in a row and 10th in its last 11, raised the Cardinals' record to 11-6. The Bruins dropped their third straight match and fell to 10-8.

UCLA lost for just the second time in the series, but still leads 20-2.

Neither team hit well as blocking dominated the match. Ball State recorded 19.5 team blocks to UCLA's 15.5. The Cardinals also served eight aces and committed just nine service errors. The Bruins served three aces and made 17 miscues. Ball State hit .162; UCLA hit .131.

Junior Garrett Muagututia led all players with 21 kills, and added five total blocks for a match-high 24 points. Sean O'Malley added nine kills, an ace and four block assists for 12 points. One bright spot was the play of Brett Perrine, who came off the bench and connected on four kills (.444).

Marcus Imwalle led the Cardinals with 16 kills.

The two teams will meet Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. EST

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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