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Bruins Win Sixth Straight; Hand Gauchos First Loss
By: UCLA Athletics

Third-ranked UCLA captured its sixth match in a row with a straight set win over No. 8 UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday evening in Pauley Pavilion. The victory improved the Bruins record to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in MPSF Conference play. Scores of the match were 25-12, 25-22, 29-27.

UCLA did not trail in set one, jumping out to a 10-5 advantage and never looking back. Senior Robart Page totaled six kills and the Bruins ended the set on the second of two aces during the set from freshman hitter Jackson Bantle.

In set two, neither team was able to grab a big lead in the early going. Libero Ian Sequeria sparked the Bruins with a dig while crashing into the team bench to help UCLA creep to within one at 12-13.The score was tied up at points 14 thru 19 until a kill from Spencer Rowe put UCLA in front 20-19. Gonzalo Quiroga followed with another kill for a two-point cushion. UCLA took a 23-20 lead on a Gaucho error and kills from Rowe and Bantle gave the home team a 2-0 set margin.

UC Santa Barbara came out on fire in set three, taking leads of 5-10 and 7-14. UCLA closed to 14-17 after a couple of Gaucho attack errors. Back-to-back kills from Quiroga and Bantle helped UCLA move to within two at 20-22. After another UCSB attack error and a kill from Page the set was even at 22. It would then be tied at 23 thru 27 before a service error and attack error capped off the Bruin rally.

Page led UCLA with 15 kills. Quiroga added 11 kills and seven digs. Bantle recorded seven kills, three aces, nine digs and three blocks. Rowe totaled five kills, three blocks and had some key serving points in the third set. Sequeira dug nine balls.

UCLA will take a 6-1, 3-0 record into next Monday night’s MPSF battle against defending national champion UC Irvine. First serve will be at 7:00 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. Tickets will be available at the door. The match 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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS