Monday, February 18

Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry said UCLA will need to play smarter offensively to not give undefeated Long Beach State any advantage. Missry has posted 88 kills through 10 games this season, hitting for .344 individually. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry said UCLA will need to play smarter offensively to not give undefeated Long Beach State any advantage. Missry has posted 88 kills through 10 games this season, hitting for .344 individually. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore opposite/outside hitter Sam Kobrine posted a career-high 11 kills against UC Santa Barbara. Kobrine had logged the same number against Stanford earlier this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt sophomore opposite/outside hitter Sam Kobrine posted a career-high 11 kills against UC Santa Barbara. Kobrine had logged the same number against Stanford earlier this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray (left) said UCLA men's volleyball will have to emphasize defense against the two top-10 teams it will face this week. Offensively, Rattray leads the Bruins with 102 kills in eight matches played. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray (left) said UCLA men's volleyball will have to emphasize defense against the two top-10 teams it will face this week. Offensively, Rattray leads the Bruins with 102 kills in eight matches played. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Speraw said senior setter Micah Ma’a has been under stress in the passing game. Ma'a has posted 275 assists in eight matches so far this season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Coach John Speraw said senior setter Micah Ma’a has been under stress in the passing game. Ma'a has posted 275 assists in eight matches so far this season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .222 against Long Beach State and posted three kills. Missry has hit for .363 overall this season.  (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .222 against Long Beach State and posted three kills. Missry has hit for .363 overall this season.  (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah finished with 10 kills, hitting for .714 and logging one ace. Gyimah now has 44 kills through six games played this season. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah finished with 10 kills, hitting for .714 and logging one ace. Gyimah now has 44 kills through six games played this season. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah hit for .523 last season and recorded 197 kills. So far this season, Gyimah has hit for .482, with a season-high 11 kills against McKendree. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)
Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah hit for .523 last season and recorded 197 kills. So far this season, Gyimah has hit for .482, with a season-high 11 kills against McKendree. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)