Men's Volleyball Avenge Earlier Loss to BYU
March 7, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif.-- Top-ranked UCLA avenged Friday's stinging three-game sweep by BYU with a retaliatory sweep of the Cougars Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins, 17-1 overall and 11-1 in MPSF play, turned back the Cougars, 9-3 overall and in league, 15-5, 15-11, 15-13 in two hours.
Bruins coach Al Scates unveiled a new lineup for Saturday's match, inserting senior Ben Moselle at opposite to give the Bruins a third passer along with junior Fred Robins and freshman Mark Williams. All three responded on offense and defense. Moselle pounded a match and career high 26 kills in 50 attempts for a .440 percentage. Williams spiked 12 kills and hit .381 and Robins dug a match high 22 balls.
The Bruins also rediscovered their aggressiveness at the net by outblocking the Cougars 15.0-12.5. Naeve and Robins led UCLA with six blocks apiece and senior Tom Stillwell contributed five.
"We were much more aggressive at the net tonight," said Scates. "We also served better, which set up our block well."
Naeve served five aces while also serving six straight points in Game 1 to give the Bruins a commanding 7-1 lead.
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