Bruins Advance to Elephant Bar Championship

Jan. 5, 2007

The third-ranked and defending NCAA champion UCLA men's volleyball team advanced to the championship match of the 43rd Annual UCSB/Elephant Bar Collegiate Invitational with a pair of victories on Friday.

In their 2007 opener, the Bruins defeated Pacific 30-27, 28-30, 30-27, 30-24, setting the stage for a showdown with host UC Santa Barbara.

The Bruins defeated the Gauchos, 30-22, 36-34, 30-26 in one hour and 40 minutes to improve their record to 2-0. The Gauchos, who defeated USC 3-0 in the first round, fell to 1-1.

Seniors Paul George and Steve Klosterman combined for 36 kills to pace the Bruins against the Gauchos. George, who hit .469 with 18 kills, led the Bruins with 21.5 points and three aces. Klosterman hit .478 and added six digs.

As a team UCLA hit .404 with nine total blocks and nine aces. UC Santa Barbara hit .333 with 8.5 total blocks and four aces.

On Sat., Jan. 6, the Bruins will meet UC Irvine at 6:30 p.m. in the championship match.

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