Sept. 24, 2001
The UCLA men's volleyball team, which returned Saturday from a 17-day tour of Europe, won six of 11 matches against several premier teams in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and France.
Tim Kelly (UCLA '94) served as tour director and kept a steady stream of top teams on the Bruins' schedule.
"Tim lined up all several excellent Division I teams and one top Division II team," said head coach Al Scates.
In Switzerland, the Bruins encountered TV Amriswil and lost 0-5 in a match they had agreed to play five games regardless of the outcome.
The Bruins ended the trip with a 4-1 victory over Frieburg and a 0-5 loss to Paris Volley in Paris, France. Both matches were a predetermined amount of games.
Against Frieburg, a Division II club, Scates emptied his bench. Morrow slammed eight kills in 14 attempts and added six blocks. Cameron Mount added 17 kills and served eight straight points in Game 2 and five more in Game 4. Outside hitters Gray Garrett and Jonathan Acosta added nine and 12 kills, respectively. Libero Adam Schrader added 10 digs.
Against Paris Volley, the defending European Champions, the Bruins saw some of the best players in Europe. Chris Pena led UCLA with six kills in 13 swings.
The Bruins will enjoy a week off to adjust to their new class schedules before resuming workouts Oct. 1. In the Fall season, the Bruins will travel to Canada twice in October before hosting Team Canada on Nov. 11 in the Wooden Center.