Friday, September 21

To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Angus’ Beef: Men’s volleyball falls to unranked USC, jeopardizes NCAA tournament entry

Micah Ma’a sprinted past the antenna to the other side of the court to chase down a ball shanked by senior opposite Christian Hessenauer and fell just short, giving USC the point it needed to win the match. Read more...

Photo: To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

To qualify for the NCAA tournament, UCLA will have to either win the MPSF tournament or secure an at-large bid. After falling to USC this past weekend, the Bruins' chance at securing the bid was hurt and it seems likely UCLA will have to vie for an at-large bid. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills. Despite the senior opposite's performance, No. 3 UCLA fell to unranked USC on Saturday night. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball upset by unranked USC in five-setter

UCLA men’s volleyball had not lost to an unranked team since 2014. On Saturday, USC broke that streak. The Trojans (7-17, 3-7 MPSF) took down the No. Read more...

Photo: Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills. Despite the senior opposite's performance, No. 3 UCLA fell to unranked USC on Saturday night. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Christian Hessenauer led the Bruins with a career-high 22 kills. Despite the senior opposite's performance, No. 3 UCLA fell to unranked USC on Saturday night. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a recorded 28 assists and four aces in No. 3 UCLA's win over No. 11 USCB. The junior setter helped the Bruin hitters to an overall hitting percentage of .446. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s volleyball sweeps UCSB, wins fifth consecutive home game

The Bruins headed into Wednesday’s match after a 12-day break from competition – their longest amount of time without a game this season. “It was a long two weeks off after we’d played two or three games a week, so it was just kind of odd to come back,” said junior setter Micah Ma’a. Read more...

Photo: Junior setter Micah Ma'a recorded 28 assists and four aces in No. 3 UCLA's win over No. 11 USCB. The junior setter helped the Bruin hitters to an overall hitting percentage of .446. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior setter Micah Ma'a recorded 28 assists and four aces in No. 3 UCLA's win over No. 11 USCB. The junior setter helped the Bruin hitters to an overall hitting percentage of .446. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball took down No. 13 Grand Canyon in four sets on Friday night. The Bruins posted a team hitting percentage of .345 compared to the Antelopes' .205. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball grinds out four-set victory over Grand Canyon

The Bruins battled fatigue and a newfound scrappiness from their opponent to enter an eight-day break from competition. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (19-5) won in four sets against No. Read more...

Photo: No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball took down No. 13 Grand Canyon in four sets on Friday night. The Bruins posted a team hitting percentage of .345 compared to the Antelopes' .205. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball took down No. 13 Grand Canyon in four sets on Friday night. The Bruins posted a team hitting percentage of .345 compared to the Antelopes' .205. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Micah Ma'a had 37 assists in No. 4 UCLA's sweep of No. 14 Concordia Irvine on Wednesday night. The junior setter added on five digs and four kills on just four attempts (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball sweeps Concordia for second time this season

Prior to Wednesday night, no Bruin had averaged more than five kills per set in a match this season. Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer finished averaging six kills per set in No. Read more...

Photo: Micah Ma'a had 37 assists in No. 4 UCLA's sweep of No. 14 Concordia Irvine on Wednesday night. The junior setter added on five digs and four kills on just four attempts (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Micah Ma'a had 37 assists in No. 4 UCLA's sweep of No. 14 Concordia Irvine on Wednesday night. The junior setter added on five digs and four kills on just four attempts (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The last time No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball faced off against No. 14 Concordia, the Bruins swept the Eagles. UCLA has won two games in a row after losing four of its previous five matches. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball hopes to extend win streak against No. 15 Concordia

The Bruins anticipate a team out for vengeance. “Well, we beat them pretty well last time so I think they are going to come back firing,” said sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah. Read more...

Photo: The last time No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball faced off against No. 14 Concordia, the Bruins swept the Eagles. UCLA has won two games in a row after losing four of its previous five matches. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

The last time No. 4 UCLA men's volleyball faced off against No. 14 Concordia, the Bruins swept the Eagles. UCLA has won two games in a row after losing four of its previous five matches. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was one of five Bruin hitters to register six or more kills in the sweep. No. 5 UCLA posted a team hitting percentage of .493, quadrupling George Mason's .123.  (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball sweeps George Mason with strong offense

The Bruins swept their opponent Saturday night with a consistent and efficient offensive performance. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (17-5, 5-2 MPSF) won in three sets against unranked George Mason (10-9, 6-0 Atlantic 10). Read more...

Photo: Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was one of five Bruin hitters to register six or more kills in the sweep. No. 5 UCLA posted a team hitting percentage of .493, quadrupling George Mason's .123. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah was one of five Bruin hitters to register six or more kills in the sweep. No. 5 UCLA posted a team hitting percentage of .493, quadrupling George Mason's .123.  (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


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