Friday, July 19

Junior middle blocker (left) Daenan Gyimah posted a team-high 16 kills in the five-set loss to BYU in Provo, Utah. Gyimah has recorded a team-high 224 total kills so far this season, overtaking redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men’s volleyball loses to BYU on the road, struggles with offense

The Bruins conceded their first conference match of the season. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (16-5, 6-1 MPSF) fell to No. 9 Brigham Young (10-6, 5-3) 3-2 in five sets Thursday night in Provo, Utah. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blocker (left) Daenan Gyimah posted a team-high 16 kills in the five-set loss to BYU in Provo, Utah. Gyimah has recorded a team-high 224 total kills so far this season, overtaking redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker (left) Daenan Gyimah posted a team-high 16 kills in the five-set loss to BYU in Provo, Utah. Gyimah has recorded a team-high 224 total kills so far this season, overtaking redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a (left) has never defeated BYU in Provo, Utah. Ma'a posted 20 assists against the Cougars earlier this season and a season-high five service aces. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball prepares bench for performance against BYU and Stanford on the road

The Bruins will begin their second round of conference play on the road. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (16-4, 6-0 MPSF) will face No. 9 Brigham Young (9-6, 4-3) and No. Read more...

Photo: Senior setter Micah Ma'a (left) has never defeated BYU in Provo, Utah. Ma'a posted 20 assists against the Cougars earlier this season and a season-high five service aces. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a (left) has never defeated BYU in Provo, Utah. Ma'a posted 20 assists against the Cougars earlier this season and a season-high five service aces. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah posted  18 kills across the weekend of play in the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge. Gyimah hit for .733 in the second match of the weekend against Penn State. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball extends win streak, sweeping Ohio State and Penn State

The Bruins added two straight-set victories to their win streak. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (16-4, 6-0 MPSF) defeated both Ohio State (6-14, 2-6 MIVA) and Penn State (8-10, 5-2 EIVA) by scores of 3-0 on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at USC’s Galen Center. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah posted 18 kills across the weekend of play in the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge. Gyimah hit for .733 in the second match of the weekend against Penn State. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah posted  18 kills across the weekend of play in the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge. Gyimah hit for .733 in the second match of the weekend against Penn State. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray leads UCLA men’s volleyball this season with 192 kills across 51 sets played. Rattray has hit for .333 this season. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball sets to ace nonconference matches against Ohio State, Penn State

The Bruins will take a break from conference play to participate in the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (14-4, 6-0 MPSF) will face Ohio State (6-12, 2-6 MIVA) on Friday, followed by Penn State (8-8, 5-2 EIVA) on Saturday at USC’s Galen Center. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray leads UCLA men’s volleyball this season with 192 kills across 51 sets played. Rattray has hit for .333 this season. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior opposite Brandon Rattray leads UCLA men’s volleyball this season with 192 kills across 51 sets played. Rattray has hit for .333 this season. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore outside hitter and setter Sam Kobrine has recorded 23 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's last two matches against Pepperdine and Grand Canyon. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Following injuries to key players, men’s volleyball sees development of young bench

Injuries have allowed the Bruins’ young bench to gain experience. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (14-4, 6-0 MPSF) defeated all its conference opponents in the first half of conference play to remain atop the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore outside hitter and setter Sam Kobrine has recorded 23 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's last two matches against Pepperdine and Grand Canyon. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore outside hitter and setter Sam Kobrine has recorded 23 kills in UCLA men's volleyball's last two matches against Pepperdine and Grand Canyon. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)


Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Sam Kobrine recorded 11 kills and hit for .192 against Grand Canyon. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball defeats Grand Canyon, hanging on to undefeated conference record

The Bruins concluded a round of conference matches with a victory to remain undefeated in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. No. 6 UCLA men’s volleyball (14-4, 6-0 MPSF) defeated Grand Canyon (7-11, 0-6 MPSF) 3-1 on Friday at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Sam Kobrine recorded 11 kills and hit for .192 against Grand Canyon. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Sam Kobrine recorded 11 kills and hit for .192 against Grand Canyon. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


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