Aug. 28, 2010
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - Senior Dicey McGraw led the 16th-ranked Bruins in kills for the second match in a row with 11, while four others posted at least five kills, as UCLA recorded its second straight sweep on Saturday against #22 San Diego at the Chevron Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Set scores were 25-14, 25-19, 25-21.
Sophomore Rachael Kidder produced nine kills for the second straight match, junior Katie Camp added eight, sophomore Bojana Todorovic posted seven and junior Sara Sage had five. Camp hit .500 with only two errors in 12 attacks to go along with four blocks, as the Bruins hit .291 as a team. Junior Lauren Van Orden was one dig shy of a double-double with 32 assists and a team-best nine digs. McGraw and junior Lainey Gera both had eight digs, with Gera adding three aces.
The Toreros (0-2) scored the first point of the match, but it was all Bruins after that, as UCLA scored six of the next seven to take a 6-2 advantage. The Bruins (2-0) received two kills from Kidder during the run, as well as a McGraw kill and a McGraw/Sage combo block. San Diego cut it to a pair at 7-5, but an 8-1 UCLA spurt increased the Bruins' advantage to nine at 15-6. Todorovic had two kills during the run, with Camp, McGraw and Van Orden also registering spikes.
The Bruins' lead never dipped below six the rest of the way, reaching double figures for the first time at 23-13. Sage posted the set-clinching kill to give the Bruins a 25-14 win in the opener. Kidder and Todorovic each had four kills in the first, while McGraw and Sage had three apiece. The Bruins out-hit the Toreros .355 to .037.
San Diego led early in the second set by a score of 5-2, but UCLA made its run and went on to take a 2-0 set advantage. Trailing 8-6, the Bruins netted eight of the next nine to go ahead 14-9. Camp posted two kills and two blocks during the run, while McGraw had a pair of kills and a roof.
The Bruins' advantage stayed between three and six for the remainder of the set. An attack error on the Bruins' first set point gave them a 25-19 victory. UCLA was led by Camp's five kills and four from McGraw in the second, as the Bruins out-hit the Toreros .229 to .091.
UCLA never trailed in the third set to finish off a second straight sweep. The Bruins scored the first five points on three straight kills by Kidder, an ace by Gera and a USD attack error. UCLA's advantage grew to as many as seven at 12-5 following the first career kill by freshman Mariana Aquino. San Diego made a 9-2 run though to tie the set at 14.
With the score even at 15, UCLA took command with five of the next six to get some breathing room at 21-16. The Bruins benefitted from a pair of USD errors to go along with two kills from McGraw and a solo block by Sage. In the final points of the set, freshman Kelly Reeves posted her first career kill, while a Kidder spike on the Bruins' first match point gave them a 25-21 victory. Kidder and McGraw each had four kills in the third, as the Bruins held a .297-.243 hitting advantage.
The Bruins close out the tournament on Sunday against fifth-ranked Hawai'i at 5 p.m. HT/8 p.m. PT. Live audio, video and stats will be available on the schedule page of UCLABruins.com.