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Bruins Fall in Three to #7 USC
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LOS ANGELES - Junior Karsta Lowe led the Bruins with 11 kills, while sophomore Karly Drolson added 12 digs, but the Bruins fell in three to seventh-ranked USC on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. Set scores were 22-25, 11-25, 13-25.

The Bruins (15-14, 6-13 Pac-12) hit .125 for the match. Senior Kelly Reeves had nine digs, while senior Mariana Aquino tallied five kills and no errors in nine attempts for a .556 hitting percentage. Junior Megan Moenoa posted 30 assists and six digs, sophomore Maddy Klineman produced seven kills and freshman Claire Felix recorded eight kills.

The Bruins held early three-point leads of 5-2, 6-3 and 8-5 in the first set, but the Trojans came back with four in a row to go ahead 9-8. Four sideouts later, kills by Klineman and Lowe put UCLA back on top 12-11. After a USC sideout, another Klineman kill and a Trojan attack error made it 14-12 UCLA. USC came back to tie the score at 14, 15 and 16-all, but Felix followed with a kill and teamed up with Moenoa on a block to give the Bruins an 18-16 edge.

USC responded with a 6-0 run to take a 22-18 lead, but UCLA came back with the next three on a pair of Klineman kills and an Aquino/Moenoa combo block to cut the deficit to one at 22-21. However, the Trojans scored three of the last four points of the opener to take it 25-22. Klineman led the Bruins with six kills and no errors in nine attempts in the first (.667), while Felix and Lowe each added four kills. The Bruins were out-hit .312 to .286.

UCLA never led in the second set. At 1-all, the Trojans scored six straight to break it open early. At 7-1, the Bruins scored three of the next four on two Lowe kills and a Reeves kill to make it 8-4, but another 4-0 run by USC put the visitors up 12-4. The Trojans took their first double-digit lead at 18-8 and went on to win the second 25-11. Lowe had five of the Bruins’ eight kills in the set, as UCLA was out-hit .471 to .067. Moenoa and Reeves each had five digs.

The third set was tied at each of the first four points when the Trojans went on runs of 3-0, 9-2 and 14-3 to go ahead 18-7. USC would maintain a nine-point lead for the rest of the set to take the third 25-13. Aquino was 4-for-6 in kills with no errors in the third, Felix added three kills and Drolson posted five. The Bruins were out-hit .400 to .000.

The regular season wraps up on Friday at 5 p.m. against Utah at Pauley Pavilion. Live audio, video and stats will be available at Seniors Aquino, Meg Norton, Reeves and Madie Smith will be honored prior to the match.

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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)
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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