Bruins Sweep Patriots for 22nd Victory

March 16, 2002

The top-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team swept visiting George Mason University Saturday night in a non-conference match at Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins (22-3) won 30-22, 30-25, 30-22 in 80 minutes before 386 fans. The Patriots fell to 10-6 overall.

Sophomore Chris Pena led the Bruins with 14 kills (.700), one block and one dig. Pena had zero hitting errors in 20 attempts. Senior Matt Komer and junior Cameron Mount each added 12 kills as the Bruins torched the Patriots with an attack percentage of .515.

Shaun Powell led George Mason with 13 kills (.348) and seven digs. Art Kulans and Scott Kittleson added 12 and 10 kills, respectively.

The Bruins out-blocked the Patriots, 5-2.

UCLA will take a week off for final exams, before returning to conference play on Mar. 27 against USC in a match that has been moved to the Lyon Center.

The Bruins' next home match will be their regular season finale against Cal State Northridge on Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

In the MPSF standings the Bruins are in first place with a 14-2 record, ahead of Pepperdine and Hawaii by percentage points. UCLA visits Pepperdine Mar. 30 and Hawaii on Apr. 5 & 6.

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