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Bruins Drop Regular-Season Finale in Four to Utah
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LOS ANGELES - Junior Karsta Lowe led all players with 19 kills, senior Kelly Reeves recorded a double-double with 16 kills and 14 digs and freshman Claire Felix added 11 kills, but the Bruins fell in four to Utah on Friday at Pauley Pavilion. Set scores were 25-19, 16-25, 22-25, 23-25.

The Bruins (15-15, 6-14 Pac-12) hit .230 for the match. Junior Megan Moenoa had 53 assists and five digs and senior Mariana Aquino posted seven kills. Defensively, sophomores Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye each had eight digs, while senior Madie Smith tallied five.

The Utes (20-12, 9-11 Pac-12) scored the first point of the match, but the Bruins came back with the next six on two Aquino aces, two kills by Reeves, one from Lowe and a Utah attack error to go up 6-1. UCLA’s biggest lead of the set was eight on four occasions at 13-5, 14-6, 15-7 and 24-16. At 15-7, Utah came back with a 6-1 run to cut its deficit to three at 16-13.

At 17-14, the Bruins got their lead back up to six following a Felix kill, a Utah attack error and a combo block by Aquino and sophomore Maddy Klineman. The lead reached eight again at 24-16 to give the Bruins eight set points. Utah saved the first three, but a service error on the fourth attempt wrapped up a 25-19 victory for UCLA. Reeves led the Bruins with five kills, Lowe added three and Felix posted three kills and no errors in five attempts. The Bruins out-hit the Utes .370 to .120.

The Bruins never led in dropping the second set. With the score 8-6, Utah scored seven of the next nine to go up 15-8. UCLA netted the next two on a Reeves kill and a Ute error, but Utah came back with four straight and six of the next seven to open up a double-digit lead for the first time at 21-11. Utah would go on to win the second 25-16. Lowe was 4-for-6 with no errors in the set, while Reeves had three kills, as the Bruins were out-hit .577 to .179.

The third set featured 10 ties and a pair of lead changes, with neither team leading by more than three. Utah raced out to a 5-2 lead and still led by three at 7-4 when the Bruins scored three straight on an Aquino kill and ace and a Lowe kill to even things at seven. The Utes again led by three at 11-8, but two Utah errors and an Aquino ace evened things at 11.

Trailing 13-12, the Bruins took their first lead of the set after a pair of Felix kills and a Utah attack error to make it 15-13. However, the Utes went on an 8-3 run to go back up 21-18. Kills by Reeves and Lowe got the Bruins to within one, but the home squad could not get any closer, as the Utes would win the third 25-22. Lowe had five kills to lead the Bruins in the third, Reeves added four and Aquino and Felix each posted three kills. The Bruins were out-hit .441 to .256.

Utah led wire-to-wire in the fourth to clinch the match. The Utes scored six of the first eight points of the set and maintained a lead between one and five for the rest of the fourth. Utah’s biggest lead was five at 21-16, but a Reeves kill, a Felix/Reeves combo block and a Ute attack error got the Bruins to within a pair at 21-19.

Down 23-20, the Bruins scored two in a row on kills by Felix and freshman Jessyka Ngauamo. Utah got the next point to earn a pair of match points, and a Ngauamo kill saved the first attempt, but the Utes scored the next one to take the set 25-23. Lowe had seven kills, Reeves posted four kills and eight digs and Felix and Ngauamo each added three kills in the fourth. Drolson recorded five digs, as the Bruins were out-hit .281 to .156.

The NCAA Selection Show airs on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE