(From left to right) Grayson Quintero, Matthew Ignacio, Melina Quintero and Mikey Ignacio spend time together in their Pico Rivera, California, home. Eleven-year-old Matthew signed with UCLA men’s volleyball in November through Team Impact, an organization that connects children with chronic illnesses with college teams. (Photo illustration by Jeremy Chen/Daily Bruin & Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
After signing a national letter of intent with UCLA men’s volleyball on Nov. 11, Matthew Ignacio’s teammates sent him a playlist of songs they listen to before games.
Much like the rest of the sports world, the Daily Bruin Sports editors spent the last five Sundays watching ESPN and Netflix’s 10-part documentary series, “The Last Dance.”
The 10-hour saga detailing the rise and fall of the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty with Michael Jordan earned national praise and set Twitter ablaze every week, and it has left audiences begging for more.
Coach John Speraw had warned the team, but that didn’t take the sting out of it when the news became certain.
The former microbiology and molecular genetics student at UCLA said he had read up on the coronavirus and told his team about it weeks before it ended No.
After getting swept by the Tritons earlier in the season, the Bruins got revenge.
No. 12 UCLA men’s volleyball (10-9, 2-3 MPSF) upset No. 6 UC San Diego (13-5, 2-1 Big West) on Saturday evening in four sets by scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-19 and 25-21.
The two-setter lineup was not as successful the second time around, but the Bruins still came out with a victory.
No. 12 UCLA men’s volleyball (9-9, 2-3 MPSF) defeated CSUN (4-11) in four sets by scores of 26-24, 25-21, 25-27 and 25-22.
The Bruins are in a much different spot than they were the last time they played the Matadors.
No. 12 UCLA men’s volleyball (8-9, 2-3 MPSF) returns home to Westwood on Thursday night to take on CSUN (4-10) at Pauley Pavilion in its second match against the team this season and third match in six days.
The Bruins might try a new lineup to improve offensive efficiency in their rematch.
No. 12 UCLA men’s volleyball (8-8, 2-3 MPSF) will play No. 3 UCSB (12-2, 0-0 Big West) for the second time this season Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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