Bruins Fall to USC in Three Games

Feb. 6, 2008

Box Score

Fourth-ranked UCLA suffered an embarrassing three-game upset to rival USC Wednesday in Pauley Pavilion.

USC won 30-24, 30-24, 30-24 in 95 minutes in front of 1,174. UCLA fell to 8-4 overall, 5-3 in league play. USC improved to 6-6, 5-4. USC also won its second consecutive match in Pauley Pavilion and recorded its first set of back-to-back victories since 1991.

The Bruins had no answer for USC's quick attack and could not find a hot hitter, committing a season-high 26 hitting errors and converting just 11.6% of its attempts. Conversely, the Trojans out-blocked the Bruins 16-7 and recorded 49 kills to UCLA's 37. USC hit .352, including .484 for Game 3.

Only junior Ryan Ratelle registered double-digit kills for UCLA, recording 12 and leading the Bruins with 13 points. Junior Garrett Muagututia added nine kills, two aces, two total blocks and 12.5 points. Senior Tony Ker recorded the 1000th dig of his career.

Senior Juan Figeroa led USC with 15 kills (.435), followed by 12 (.381) from C.J. Schellenberg and 11 (.364) from freshman Murphy Troy.

The Bruins continue their homestand on Saturday, hosting Pepperdine at 7 p.m. in the 31st annual Kilgour Cup.


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 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State or George ...
University Park, PA
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