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Volleyball Downs CBU Lancers in Four Sets
By: UCLA Athletics

Ninth-ranked UCLA won a four-set decision at Cal Baptist in an MPSF match played on Thursday night. Scores of the contest were 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 25-23. The Bruins are now 15-8 overall and 12-7 in MPSF play.

UCLA stormed out to a 5-0 lead in set one behind the serve of Trent Kersten. The Lancers rallied to narrow the Bruin edge to 8-6. UCLA came back to extend the margin to 10-6 but CBU was soon able to tie the score at 14-all. The score was level again at 16 and 17 before UCLA made it 18-17 on a kill by Jake Reeves. The gap was 21-18 following a block by Spencer Rowe and Mitch Stahl. The Lancers got within one point at 23-22 before a kill by Reeves and an ace from Stahl settled matters.

Cal Baptist grabbed a 2-5 lead in set two and quickly moved it out to 7-14. A block from Gonzalo Quiroga and Stahl made it 11-15. The Lancers maintained their edge and led 18-21 after a kill from Quiroga. CBU took the second set on a Bruin service error at 21-25.

Set three was even at each point from two through 11. The Bruins owned a 13-11 edge after a Stahl ace, but CBU was able to even things up at 13-all. UCLA then rattled off six straight points behind the serve of Steve O’Dell and enjoyed a 19-13 lead after a block by Kersten. The third set went to the Bruins, 25-18, on a block by Stahl and O’Dell.

UCLA established a 4-2 lead on an ace by Quiroga in set four. The lead was 7-4 after a kill by Robart Page. Cal Baptist rallied to tie the score at 8-all and went on to take a 10-12 lead. A Quiroga ace knotted the score at 13’s. CBU went up 17-19 only to see the Bruins rally to tie the score at 20 on a block by Stahl and Quiroga. UCLA took a 23-21 edge on a pair of CBU attack errors. A kill by Quiroga moved the margin to 24-22. CBU reduced the deficit to one before giving UCLA the win on a service error at 25-23.

UCLA was outhit .343 to .302 by the Lancers, but out aced the home team 12-3. Quiroga had 16 kills and three aces. Stahl recorded seven kills, four aces and seven blocks. Page came off the bench for 14 kills and hit .565. O’Dell finished with 39 set assists and four block assists. Hagen Smith led the team with seven digs.

UCLA will play at No. 2 BYU on Saturday night in a battle that begins at 7 p.m. PT. The next home match will be on April 10 in a return engagement with Cal Baptist.

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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