Bruins Fall in Five to Gauchos

Jan. 17, 2007

Box Score

The third-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team fell in five games on the road against UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night.

UCSB won 31-33, 27-30, 30-28, 30-27, 15-6 in two hours and 30 minutes in front of 830 fans at Robertson Gym. The victory raised the Gauchos' record to 5-1 overall, 4-0 in MPSF play. The Bruins fell to 2-4, 0-3.

The loss negated a sparkling performance by UCLA senior outside hitter Paul George, who pounded 16 kills and served a career-high six aces while making 10 digs. Freshman Garrett Muagututia led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills and senior Steve Klosterman added 13 kills.

The Bruins out-blocked the Gauchos 15.5-12.5 and seerved nine aces to their opponent's five.

In Game 5, UCLA hit .062 and fell behind 11-4 after a 6-1 UCSB run.

Senior Evan Patak, the national leader in kills, led UCSB with 31 kills in 70 attempts.

The Bruins continue their season-opening road trip on Friday, Jan. 19 with a league match at Cal State Northridge. UCLA returns home for a six-match home stand beginning Jan. 24 vs. Pepperdine.

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
Saturday, Feb 27 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA