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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-18)
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