Men's Volleyball Downs Flyers, 3-1
Mar. 1, 1998
LOS ANGELES--The top-ranked UCLA men's volleyball team gave away a game, but won its match against 10th ranked Lewis University Saturday in Pauley Pavilion.
The Bruins, 15-0 overall, defeated the Flyers 15-8, 15-4, 14-16, 15-4, despite surrendering Game 3 in 40 minutes and watching their "sweep streak" end at seven matches. Adam Naeve recorded a double-double, spiking 25 kills and digging 12 balls, and Evan Thatcher and Tom Stillwell each added 17 kills. Naeve led all blockers with six.
In Game 3, the Bruins rallied from an 11-5 deficit, fighting off 11 game points to tie the score at 14-14. A kill by Victor Rivera, who spiked a match high 35 kills, and a wide kill attempt by the Bruins gave the Flyers the game.
The key for the Bruins proved to be their serving where they aced the Flyers nine times, including four times in Game 1. Stillwell, who ranks last among the starters with seven aces, tied a career high against Lewis with four.
UCLA will entertain Loyola of Chicago Tue., Mar. 3 in a 7 p.m. non-conference match before preparing to host third ranked BYU Mar. 6 and 7 in Pauley Pavilion. On Mar 7, the Bruins will retire the jersey of former three-time All-American Doug Partie, a gold medalist in the 1988 Olympics.
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