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No. 6 UCLA Faces No. 4 Florida State Tomorrow at USC
By: UCLA Athletics

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LOS ANGELES - The sixth-ranked UCLA Bruins (3-0) return to action on Friday, March 14 for a single match against No. 4 Florida State (5-0) at USC's Merle Norman Stadium at 5:00 p.m.

The Seminoles have already posted wins over Jacksonville, North Florida, FIU and Louisiana-Monroe and yesterday defeated the defending national champions, third-ranked Long Beach State, 3-2.

The Bruins are 0-1 all-time against Florida State as it was the first-ever opponent for UCLA in sand volleyball in a match at Long Beach State on Mar. 11, 2013. The Seminoles defeated the Bruins 5-0.

The FSU All-American duo of junior Jace Pardon and senior Aurora Davis have lived up to their billing this season as they have gone undefeated without dropping a set in their first five matches of 2014.

They will possibly face the Bruins' #1 doubles team of sophomore Kamila Tan and freshman Jessyka Ngauamo, which is also undefeated with straight-set victories this season over Irvine Valley College, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State Northridge.

UCLA's #3 squad of sophomores Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye are the other undefeated Bruins at 3-0 on the year. They have only lost one set (21-18 to Cal State Bakersfield), but rallied to win the third, 15-7, over the CSUB duo of Julia Bowen and Hazel Perrens.

The Bruins, under second year head coach Stein Metzger and assistants Jenny Johnson Jordan and Sarah Straton, are 6-7 overall in dual matches after going 3-7 last season. UCLA had a pair of teams reach the 2013 AVCA National Championships, Meg Norton and Kelly Reeves, as well as Nightingale and Becca Strehlow. Reeves became the first Bruin to earn AVCA All-America honors last year.

Following Friday's match, the Bruins will take off two weeks for finals and spring break and return to face Hawai'i in Piper Park in Larkspur, Calif., on Thursday, Mar. 27 at 9:00 a.m. The Bruins will also square off with San Francisco at 3:00 p.m.

UCLA Records in 2014
#1 - Kamila Tan / Jessyka Ngauamo (3-0)
#2 - Zoë Nightingale / Madie Smith (1-2)
#3 - Karly Drolson / Rachel Inouye (3-0)
#4 - Skylar Dykstra / Jennie Frager (2-1)
#5 - Taylor Formico / Natalie Miller (1-2)

EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
W, 5 - 0
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
L, 2 - 3
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Mar 23
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
L, 1 - 4
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Mar 26
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 30
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
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vs. Outrigger Beach ...
Honolulu, HI
-
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Arizona State
Honolulu, HI
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 02
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. San Francisco
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Long Beach State
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. USAV Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
-
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Loyola Marymount
Northridge, CA
W, 4 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 20
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs First & Second ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 01 - 9:00 AM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Contenders Bracket ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Championship Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Gulf Shores, AL
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