Monday, July 23

Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer led both teams offensively with 22 kills total, 11 more than the next leading hitter. Hessenauer and the Bruins took down the Harvard Crimson in four sets on Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball defeats Harvard, advances to NCAA semifinals

It took some time to find their stride, but the Bruins cleaned things up after the first set to take down the Harvard Crimson in four sets during the first round of the NCAA championships. Read more...

Photo: Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer led both teams offensively with 22 kills total, 11 more than the next leading hitter. Hessenauer and the Bruins took down the Harvard Crimson in four sets on Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer led both teams offensively with 22 kills total, 11 more than the next leading hitter. Hessenauer and the Bruins took down the Harvard Crimson in four sets on Tuesday night in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah was named an AVCA First-Team All-American. The sophomore middle blocker leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .535, and is third in the nation with 1.216 blocks per set. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s volleyball to take on Harvard in NCAA quarterfinals

The Bruins’ path to their 20th NCAA championship begins Tuesday. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s volleyball (24-7, 9-3 MPSF) will face No. 6 seed Harvard (13-13, 10-4 EIVA) in the NCAA tournament quarterfinal Tuesday at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah was named an AVCA First-Team All-American. The sophomore middle blocker leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .535, and is third in the nation with 1.216 blocks per set. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Daenan Gyimah was named an AVCA First-Team All-American. The sophomore middle blocker leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .535, and is third in the nation with 1.216 blocks per set. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a is tenth in the nation with an average of .482 aces per set. Ma'a leads the Bruins with 54 aces on the season, followed by sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah with 41 and junior outside hitter Dylan Missry with 36. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Serving remains key for UCLA men’s volleyball in postseason

UCLA men’s volleyball was able to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament despite a loss to No. 2-seeded BYU in the MPSF Tournament when its serving didn’t make enough of an impact. Read more...

Photo: Junior setter Micah Ma'a is tenth in the nation with an average of .482 aces per set. Ma'a leads the Bruins with 54 aces on the season, followed by sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah with 41 and junior outside hitter Dylan Missry with 36. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a is tenth in the nation with an average of .482 aces per set. Ma'a leads the Bruins with 54 aces on the season, followed by sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah with 41 and junior outside hitter Dylan Missry with 36. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior middle blocker Oliver Martin had four kills for a hitting percentage of .429. He and sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah were the only Bruins to hit over .300 in UCLA's four-set loss to BYU. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball falls to BYU in championship game, fails to secure NCAA bid

The Bruins fell at the final hurdle to securing an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. No. 2 seed UCLA (24-7, 9-3 MPSF) men’s volleyball fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior middle blocker Oliver Martin had four kills for a hitting percentage of .429. He and sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah were the only Bruins to hit over .300 in UCLA's four-set loss to BYU. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior middle blocker Oliver Martin had four kills for a hitting percentage of .429. He and sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah were the only Bruins to hit over .300 in UCLA's four-set loss to BYU. (Grace Yu/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .433 and logged 9 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's win over Concordia on Thursday night. The Bruins will face BYU in the MPSF championship Saturday afternoon. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball overcomes early setbacks, serves up win against Concordia

The Bruins are one win from an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. No. 2-seeded UCLA men’s volleyball (24-6, 9-3 MPSF) beat No. 4-seeded Concordia (16-15, 5-7) in four sets Thursday night, winning the last three sets in a row 25-21, 26-24, 25-18. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .433 and logged 9 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's win over Concordia on Thursday night. The Bruins will face BYU in the MPSF championship Saturday afternoon. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Dylan Missry hit for .433 and logged 9 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's win over Concordia on Thursday night. The Bruins will face BYU in the MPSF championship Saturday afternoon. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter JT Hatch has tallied 144 digs on the season, along with 12 aces. No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 4 seed Concordia University Irvine in the MPSF semifinals Thursday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruins senior staff)

Men’s volleyball enters semifinals, to face Concordia for third time

The third time may be the charm for the Bruins as they head into the MPSF semifinals facing a team they have already swept twice in the regular season. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter JT Hatch has tallied 144 digs on the season, along with 12 aces. No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 4 seed Concordia University Irvine in the MPSF semifinals Thursday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruins senior staff)

Senior outside hitter JT Hatch has tallied 144 digs on the season, along with 12 aces. No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 4 seed Concordia University Irvine in the MPSF semifinals Thursday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruins senior staff)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s volleyball draws on key player for consistent offense

Last season, sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was just part of the rotation; now he has emerged as one of top offensive players in the nation, leading all NCAA players in hitting percentage. Read more...

Photo: Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Daenan Gyimah leads the nation with a hitting percentage of .533. The sophomore middle blocker leads UCLA with 124 blocks and is second on the team with 38 aces. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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