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No. 2 Ranked Men's Volleyball Begins Play at UCSB Invitational Friday
By: UCLA Athletics

The No.2-ranked men’s volleyball team begins the 2014 season with pool play exhibition matches on Friday, Jan. 3 in the UC Santa Barbara Asics Invitational. The Bruins open play in the ten-team event with best two out of three set matches beginning at 10 a.m. in the Thunderdome against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne and then UC San Diego. The afternoon wave of matches for the Bruins begins at 3 p.m. against No. 14-ranked Cal State Northridge and then No. 4-ranked Long Beach State. Other teams in the tournament include No. 5 Stanford, No. 15 Cal Baptist, UOP, Harvard and the host team from eighth-ranked Santa Barbara.

On Saturday, the teams will square off based on pool play results to determine first thru ninth place finishers. The ninth place match will begin at 10 a.m., with subsequent matches scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. (7th place), 3 p.m. (5th place), 5:30 p.m. (3rd place) and the 1st place match will take place no earlier than 8 p.m.  All action on Saturday will be held at Robertson Gym and be the best 3 out of 5 set counting matches.

Next weekend, the Bruins will travel to Hawai’I for tournament action on Jan. 9-11 against No. 9 Penn State, No. 10 Ohio State and the 13th-ranked host team. UCLA plays its first home contest of the season on Friday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. versus fifth-ranked Stanford.  

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 18-25)
Saturday, Feb 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18, 15-9)
Thursday, Feb 11
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 18-20)
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-17, 25-18)
Friday, Feb 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
(32-30, 25-21, 25-19)
Sunday, Feb 21
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
(21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Feb 24
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-13)
Saturday, Feb 27
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16)
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
(21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Friday, Mar 04
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-22, 25-15, 25-23)
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-18, 25-20)
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 25-21, 25-18)
Thursday, Mar 24
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
(19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)
Saturday, Mar 26
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-19, 25-27, 13-25)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Brigham Young
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 20-25, 18-25, 23-25)
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(27-25, 25-18, 25-22)
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 21-25, 25-16, 25-23)
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21)
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Long Beach State
Provo, UT
(26-24, 28-26, 25-19)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Brigham Young
Provo, UT
(20-25, 19-25, 25-18, 15-25)
Thursday, May 05 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State or George ...
University Park, PA
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