Thursday, May 23

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)

UCLA men's volleyball has a chance to further improve its undefeated Mountain Pacific Sports Federation record. UCLA defeated Pepperdine on Wednesday to claim sole ownership of the No. 1 spot in conference standings. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Bruins poise to race past Antelopes in men’s volleyball matchup

The Bruins have a chance to keep their top spot in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. No. 6 UCLA men’s volleyball (13-4, 5-0 MPSF) will face Grand Canyon (7-10, 0-5) on Friday night at Antelope Gymnasium in Phoenix. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's volleyball has a chance to further improve its undefeated Mountain Pacific Sports Federation record. UCLA defeated Pepperdine on Wednesday to claim sole ownership of the No. 1 spot in conference standings. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's volleyball has a chance to further improve its undefeated Mountain Pacific Sports Federation record. UCLA defeated Pepperdine on Wednesday to claim sole ownership of the No. 1 spot in conference standings. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia posted six kills in the final set as the Bruins claimed the match-clinching fifth set 15-9. Matautia's logged 22 kills, topping his previous season high of 13. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball rallies from 2-0 deficit to ride victory wave vs. Pepperdine

The Bruins rallied back to take sole possession of first place in the conference standings. No. 6 UCLA men’s volleyball (13-4, 5-0 MPSF) defeated No. 4 Pepperdine (11-3, 4-1 MPSF) in five sets by scores of 29-31, 17-25, 25-20, 25-18, and 15-9. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia posted six kills in the final set as the Bruins claimed the match-clinching fifth set 15-9. Matautia's logged 22 kills, topping his previous season high of 13. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia posted six kills in the final set as the Bruins claimed the match-clinching fifth set 15-9. Matautia's logged 22 kills, topping his previous season high of 13. (Xuxin Zhang/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a posted 40 assists for the Bruins in their victory over unranked USC. Ma'a has logged 565 assists this season and 38 service aces – including four against the Trojans. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball defeats USC in straight sets, defends conference streak

The Bruins protected their undefeated conference record with a straight-set victory. No. 6 UCLA (12-4, 4-0 MPSF) defeated No. 14 USC (7-7, 1-3) 3-0 on Sunday night at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Senior setter Micah Ma'a posted 40 assists for the Bruins in their victory over unranked USC. Ma'a has logged 565 assists this season and 38 service aces – including four against the Trojans. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a posted 40 assists for the Bruins in their victory over unranked USC. Ma'a has logged 565 assists this season and 38 service aces – including four against the Trojans. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)


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