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Top-Ranked Bruins Crash at No. 3 Waves in Straight Sets
By: UCLA Athletics

UCLA had its nine-match win streak snapped on Wednesday night by third-ranked Pepperdine in Malibu. The Waves handed the Bruins their first MPSF loss by the scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-19. UCLA, which entered the match leading the MPSF in hitting percentage, managed to hit just .110 for the match, with no player over .200. The Waves also controlled the nets, outblocking the Bruins 14.5 to 5.0.

The visitors fell behind 3-8 in set one and never recovered. UCLA trailed 5-14 before the Waves finished them off by the score of 14-25.

UCLA began set two in a different fashion, taking a 3-0 lead on a play at the net by Spencer Rowe. After a Gonzalo Quiroga block, the Bruins enjoyed a 5-1 edge. The Waves gradually crept back in to the set and UCLA took a two-point lead, at 10-8, on a kill by Robart Page. UCLA still led by a couple at 13-11 after a Quiroga spike. Then it started to fall apart as the Waves scored the next three points to go on top 13-14. Pepperdine pulled out to a 19-23 advantage before settling for a 20-25 win.

Set three started out like the first for the Bruins who fell behind 3-8. UCLA trailed 5-12 before closing to 8-13. Pepperdine kept the lead and was on top 18-21 before coming away with a 19-25 win and a sweep in the match.

Page led the UCLA attack with 15 kills. Quiroga added 10 kills for the Bruins who are now 9-2, 6-1 on the year. Next up is a match at USC on Sunday at 6 p.m. That contest will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

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
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(22-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-18, 15-9)
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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