Bruins Host Hawai'i in Two-Match Series

Jan. 29, 2007

The UCLA men's volleyball team, ranked eighth in the AVCA coaches poll, hosts ninth-ranked Hawai'i this week to continue its six-match, three-week conference home stand.

UCLA and Hawai'i will meet on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2. Both matches will be broadcast live (audio) over the internet at Hawai'i will also originate a broadcast back to the islands. First serve for both matches is set for 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

Last week both teams dropped a pair of matches in their home arenas. The Bruins lost conference matches to Pepperdine (2-3) and USC (0-3). The Warriors (2-4, 2-2) lost non-conference matches to Loyola-Chicago (2-3) and Penn State (0-3) in their annual Outrigger Hotels Invitational.

Against Pepperdine, the Bruins held a 2-1 lead in games before the Waves stormed back to win the final two sets. Pep's Paul Carroll pounded 37 kills for a national high during the week. UCLA freshman Garrett Muagututia and sophomore Jamie Diefenbach each recorded career-highs of 22 kills. The Bruins controlled the net by out-blocking the Waves 14.0-11.5 and serving five aces to the Waves' two, but Pepperdine won the match on defense, out-digging the Bruins, 60-45.

Two nights later, the Bruins had no answers for a hot USC attack that committed just four errors in a three-game sweep and hit .533, out-blocking the Bruins, 15.5-2.0. Muagututia led the Bruins with 17 kills (.433) and red-shirt freshman Brett Perrine added 15.

The Rainbow Warriors, ranked third last week, fared no better. Loyola-Chicago (4-2) was ranked 13th last week and Penn State (2-2) was ninth. Against the Ramblers, the Warriors fought back from an 0-2 deficit only to fall 15-7 in the fifth game. In that final game, they hit .000 (5-5-19), while LUC hit .529 (10-1-17). The following night, Penn State recorded 10 more kills (58-48), three more aces (5-2) and three more blocks (7.5-4.5) in sweeping UH.

UCLA leads the overall series with UH, 46-18 after splitting four matches in the islands last season. The Bruins ended the Warriors season in 2006 with a 3-1 victory in the MPSF quarterfinals.

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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
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
Thursday, Apr 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Saturday, Apr 23 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championship
Thursday, May 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
University Park, PA