UCLA Edges UC San Diego in Five Games

April 15, 2005

Final Stats

The top-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team avoided a shocking upset to unranked UC San Diego Friday night, winning in five games on the Tritons' home court.

The Bruins won 26-30, 30-23, 35-37, 30-20, 18-16 in more than two hours at UCSD's Rimac Arena. The victory raised the Bruins' overall record to 25-4, 18-4 in league play. The Tritons ended their season with a 2-24 record, 1-21 in MPSF play.

Another poor night at the service line nearly led to the Bruins' demise. UCLA committed 24 services errors, despite hitting .392 and out-blocking the Tritons, 15.0-8.0.

Senior Paul Johnson led the Bruins with 24 kills (.639), followed by sophomore Matt McKinney who recorded his first career double-double: 18 kills (.406) and 13 digs. Freshman Libero Tony Ker recorded 12 digs and setter Dennis Gonzalez added 10.

Luke Harnett led UCSD with 15 kills.

The Bruins advance to the MPSF playoffs and will host a quarterfinal match on Sat., Apr. 23 at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. The opponent will be determined after the league play-in match between the MPSF's seventh and eighth seeded teams on Apr. 20.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. Ohio State
University Park, PA
(25-22, 22-25, 21-25, 25-20, 16-18)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS