Bruins Edge Anteaters, 3-2

March 15, 2002

The top-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team edged UC Irvine, 3-2, Friday night for its seventh straight victory and 21st overall.

The Bruins (21-3, 14-2) won 30-20, 30-22, 29-31, 28-30, 15-11 in two hours and five minutes before 497 fans in Pauley Pavilion.

The Anteaters fell to 11-12 overall and 5-11 in league play. They have lost six straight to the Bruins and trail in the series, 41-1.

Senior Matt Komer led the Bruins with a season-high of 21 kills, including six in Game 5, as the Bruins hit .611 in the final game. Junior Cameron Mount and freshman Jonathan Acosta each added 15 kills. Mount aced the Anteaters three times, and Acosta added nine digs. Sophomore Adam Shrader led both teams with 19 digs.

Four Anteaters recorded double-digit kills, led by Erick Helinihi's 24. Jimmy Pelzel added 15 kills, followed by Jarrett Jensen's 14 and 11 from Spencer Bemus. Libero Monte Tucker led UCI with 13 digs, followed by 11 from Pelzel.

UCLA's next home match is Sat., Mar. 16 at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion against George Mason University.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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