Bruins Volleyball Sweep Coyotes for 12th Consecutive Victory
Feb. 20, 1998
LOS ANGELES--The top-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team breezed to its 12th consecutive victory Friday night by defeating Cal State San Bernardino in the John Wooden Center. The Bruins (12-0) swept the Coyotes (1-7) 15-0, 15-5, 15-4 in 50 minutes.
For the match UCLA set a school single match hitting percentage record by scoring at a clip of 69 percent, eclipsing the old record of 67 percent set in 1984.
The UCLA first string started Game 1 and quickly dispatched the Coyotes in 12 minutes. Led by seniors Ben Moselle and Tom Stillwell, who spiked seven and four kills, respectively, without an error, the Bruins boasted a line of 15 kills in 16 attempts for a .938 percentage, also a school record.
Head coach Al Scates started his second string in Game 2, and, after falling behind 3-1, the Bruins scored 14 of the next 16 points in 22 minutes. Junior Danny Farmer and sophomore Evan Thatcher each added seven kills, followed by Moselle's six.
Senior Charlie Jackson replaced Moselle in Game 3 and spiked a career high four kills along with Thatcher. That game lasted 16 minutes.
For the match Moselle led the Bruins with 13 kills, followed by Thatcher with 11 and Farmer's 10.
The Bruins, in the middle of a 10-match homestand, return to league action Saturday, Feb. 21 against Cal State Northridge in a match that begins at 7 p.m. in the Wooden Center.
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