Bruins Sweep Warriors for 10th Victory

Feb. 16, 2008

Box Score

The fifth-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team avenged last night's five-game setback with a convincing sweep of Hawai'i Friday night in Honolulu.

The Bruins won 30-28, 30-24, 30-26 in 98 minutes in front of 2,925 spectators at the Stan Sheriff Center. UCLA raised its overall record to 10-5, and improved to 7-4 in league play. Hawai'i fell to 4-7 overall and 3-5 in conference play. The victory marked UCLA's fifth against UH in the last six matches.

On Friday, the Bruins managed to limit their service errors which helped against a Warriors' team that was out-hit by 12 kills and managed to convert just 14.6% of its attempts. The same situation occurred on Thursday, but the Bruins' 33 service errors in five games proved to be too much to overcome. On the offensive end, UCLA hit .308 and recorded 12.0 blocks.

Three players recorded double-digit kills for the Bruins, led by fourth-year junior D.J. Stromath, who slammed 12 kills (.400), served an ace and added three total blocks for 14.5 points. Junior Jamie Diefenbach recorded a hitting line of 11-0-15 (.733) with an ace, seven total blocks and 15.5 points. Junior Sean O'Malley added 10 kills and a pair of block assists. In his first start Darwin Edwards recorded nine kills and three block assists for 10.5 points. In his second start for the injured Tony Ker, freshman Thomas Hastings recorded 10 digs, exceeding his career-high from the previous night.

Jim Clar and Jacob Schkud led the Warriors with 10 kills apiece.

The Bruins return to the mainland for road matches next week against UC Santa Barbara and CS Northridge.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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)
Friday, Jan 15
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)
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 - 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
Saturday, Feb 27 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Monday, Mar 07 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 7:00 PM PST
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 7:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 07 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
TBA
Thursday, Apr 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
TBA
Saturday, Apr 23 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championship
TBA
Thursday, May 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
University Park, PA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS