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Men's Spikers Sweep Team Canada
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  11/11/2001

Nov. 11, 2001

The UCLA men's volleyball team defeated Team Canada 3-0 on Sunday and sophomore middle blocker Chris Pena earned MVP honors for the match.

The Bruins won 30-21, 33-31, 30-24 in front of 231 fans at the John Wooden Center.

Pena earned MVP honors for his 13-kill, eight-block performance and Andy Cameron, who recorded 10 kills for Canada, was voted MVP for the visitors.

The Bruins served nine aces, including three by freshman David Russell. In Game 1 UCLA aced Canada five times. The Bruins hit .402 and limited Canada to a hitting percentage of .274 by dominating the net, 16.0 blocks to 9.0.

Individually, senior Matt Komer and Russell added 10 kills each, and freshman Jonathan Acosta added 11 kills. Junior Rich Nelson recorded 42 assists and Libero Adam Shrader added three digs. Junior Scott Morrow recorded 6 total blocks.

Canada was led by Benj Heinrichs' 12 kills.

The match completed UCLA's fall schedule. After ending practice on Nov. 30, the Bruins will return Jan. 5 for a 7 p.m. match against the Alumni in Pauley Pavilion.

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