Bruins to Meet CS Northridge in Final Regular Season Home Match

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April 8, 2002

The UCLA men's volleyball team plays in its final regular season home match Wed., Apr. 10 vs. Cal State Northridge (13-13, 8-12) at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins (23-6, 15-5) also travel to UC Irvine (5-12, 11-16) on Fri., Apr. 12 for their final regular season league match.

The CS Northridge match will be broadcast live on uclabruins.com with Lou Riggs, Mike Sondheimer and Paul Nihipali calling the action.

The Northridge match also will feature a pre-game ceremony honoring UCLA senior Matt Komer for his outstanding career.

The Bruins defeated CS Northridge, 3-0, at the Matadome on Feb. 27. In that match, junior Cameron Mount spiked a team-high of 14 kills with six blocks and three aces. Senior Matt Komer added 13 kills, six digs and five total blocks.

UCLA has defeated UC Irvine twice this season: 3-0 on Jan. 11 in UCI's tournament and 3-2 on Mar. 15 in a league match at Pauley Pavilion. In the Mar. 15 contest, the Bruins skipped out to a 2-0 lead before the Anteaters stormed back to capture Games 3 & 4. The Bruins won Game 5, 15-11. Komer recorded 21 kills (.447), and added four blocks, nine digs and two aces. Mount and freshman Jonathan Acosta each added 15 kills with eight and six total blocks, respectively.

Currently, the Bruins are mired in a three-match losing streak, their longest slump since a four-match skid in 1999.

"We did the best we could with what we had," said Coach Al Scates. "We're not an elite team with [Morrow and Acosta] missing, and that's the bottom line."

Morrow has been sidelined with a knee injury since Mar. 16, and Acosta has been nursing an abdominal injury all season. Both players could return by the conference playoffs, which begin Apr. 20.

Over the weekend, the Bruins were swept at Hawaii. In the first match on Apr. 5, Hawaii's Costas Theorchardis, the 2001 MPSF Player of the Year, slammed 29 kills (.333) as the Warriors recovered from a 30-19 loss in Game 1, to take the next three games, 30-26, 30-16, 30-25. The following night, the Warriors hit .477 as a team and limited the Bruins to a percentage of.159.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
(17-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 18-20)
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-17, 25-18)
Friday, Feb 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
(32-30, 25-21, 25-19)
Sunday, Feb 21
at Stanford
Maples Pavilion- Stanford, CA
(21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Feb 24
vs. Cal Baptist
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-13)
Saturday, Feb 27
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 25-27, 25-16)
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
(21-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18)
Friday, Mar 04
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-22, 25-15, 25-23)
Monday, Mar 07
vs. Ball State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-18, 25-20)
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Concordia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 25-21, 25-18)
Thursday, Mar 24
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
(19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7)
Saturday, Mar 26
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
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 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Ohio State or George ...
University Park, PA
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