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Bruins Beat the Heat, 3-0
By: UCLA Athletics

The UCLA men’s volleyball team defeated UBC Okanagan Tuesday afternoon in three sets at Pauley Pavilion in its final exhibition before the 2014 season.

The Bruins won 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 as all players on the roster saw action on the floor.

In the first set, the Heat battled back from a 4-7 deficit to take an 8-7 lead with Chris Wilson at the service line. UCLA senior Robart Page served three points to give the Bruins a 12-9 lead and UBC was forced to call its first timeout. The Bruins continued the momentum with Page, seniors Gonzalo Quiroga and Spencer Rowe recording 13 kills among them.

In the second set, Coach John Speraw inserted freshmen Mitch Stahl and Michael Fisher, and the Bruins rode their hot arms to a quick 10-3 lead before the Heat called its first timeout. Stahl and Fisher continued to score points and the Bruins cruised to another eight-point margin.

The Heat took an early 5-1 lead in Set 3 before the Bruins battled back on blocks by freshman Jackson Bantle and redshirt juniors Kendall Partie and Clayton Paullin. Bantle also added an ace and Stahl a couple of kills and the Heat was forced to burn a timeout, trailing 7-10. Stahl, Fisher and Bantle continued slamming kills and serving aces and the Bruins wrapped up the set to end the match.

Unofficially, Stahl led the Bruins with 11 kills, an ace and two blocks and Fisher added eight kills, two aces and a pair of blocks in two sets played. In the first set, Page and Rowe each added four kills and an ace, and Quiroga spiked five kills. Bantle and Partie led the Bruins with three blocks each.

Nate Speijer led the Heat with six kills, followed by Lars Bornemann with five. Jim Bell,Kristof Schlaginweit and Connor Loewen each added three kills.

Next home match for the Bruins will be Fri., Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. vs. Stanford in Pauley Pavilion. The match will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

To access the 2014 UCLA men’s volleyball schedule click here.

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