Bruins Outlast Gauchos in Four

Feb. 19, 2002

The second-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team outlasted No.6 UC Santa Barbara in four games at Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins (13-2, 8-1) won 30-26, 30-24, 25-30, 35-33 in two hours and four minutes before 733 spectators.

The Gauchos fell to 9-4 overall and 6-4 in league play.

Junior Cameron Mount, who hails from Goleta, spiked a match-high 24 kills (.476) to go along with six digs and five block assists. Senior Matt Komer added 13 kills and six digs and junior Scott Morrow recorded 10 block assists, including two to ice the match in the fourth game.

The Gauchos' attack featured five players tallying double-digit kills, led by senior Andy Rivera's 18 kills (.323). Sophomore Justin Adams and Alex Lienert each contributed 13 kills with Adams boasting an attack percentage of .565 (13-0-23).

The Bruins won the match at the net, out-blocking UCSB, 17.5-9.0, and recorded six total blocks in Game 4.

In the final game, the Bruins rallied from a five-point deficit to tie the game at 25-25. The Gauchos scored twice for a 27-25 lead before the Bruins tied it again at 27-27 after a kill by Mount and a UCSB hitting error. The teams played cat-and-mouse until UCLA Coach Al Scates subbed Morrow in for freshman Paul Johnson at 33-33. Morrow and setter Rich Nelson teamed up at the net to block the final pair of UCSB hitting attempts to seal the victory.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-18)