Wednesday, May 27

Men’s volleyball continues to see impactful stats from freshmen starters

The Bruin freshmen are starting to hit at a higher level. No. 7 UCLA men’s volleyball (5-3) is coming off a 3-1 win against No. 5 Long Beach State (5-1) after dropping three of its prior four matches. Read more...

Photo: Freshman setter/opposite Mads Kyed Jensen hit .889 during No. 7 UCLA men’s volleyball’s road upset over No. 5 Long Beach State. He has 22 of the Bruins’ 67 aces in his first season playing in Westwood. (Xiomara Novo/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball serves Long Beach State first loss of season

Fresh off a home loss and traveling to an arena where no visitor had won in almost four years, the Bruins pulled off their first upset of the season. Read more...

Photo: Freshman outside hitter/opposite Cole Ketrzynski had 17 kills for No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball in its win over No. 4 Long Beach State. The Bruins’ win in Long Beach was the team’s first since the 2016 season. (Samuel In/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruins felled by Tigers in home opener despite early lead

The Bruins couldn’t replicate their first set success. No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball (4-3) fell to No.13 Princeton (3-4) in four sets Thursday night by scores of 19-25, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-23, in the Bruins’ home opener in Westwood. Read more...

Photo: Freshman outside hitter Alex Knight played in his first home match for No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball. He led the Bruins with 15 kills as they lost in their 2020 home opener. (Samuel In/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s volleyball gears up to face Princeton in first home game of season

Six games into the season, and the Bruins have still not had a home game. That will change Thursday, when No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball (4-2) returns to Westwood to face off against No. Read more...

Photo: Senior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah (left) and redshirt senior middle blocker Matt Younggren (right) combined for 21 kills over five sets for No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball in its Jan. 6 road matchup against No. 13 Princeton. The two teams will meet again in the Bruins’ home opener. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball improves defense to end road trip on win after 2 straight losses

The Bruins’ inconsistent serving from last season has carried over into 2020 but not without a few improvements. No. 8 UCLA men’s volleyball (4-2) dropped six consecutive sets during this road trip, but it will come back to Westwood with wins and new experiences under its belt. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter Austin Matautia (right) and junior middle blocker Grant Maleski (left) have combined for 16 service aces and 18 service errors in 2020. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball concludes road trip with four-set win over Ohio State

After being swept in two consecutive games, the Bruins wrapped up their six-game road trip with a win. No. 6 UCLA men’s volleyball (4-2) defeated Ohio State (6-1) on Sunday in four sets to end the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge. Read more...

Photo: Coming off two consecutive defeats, coach John Speraw and No. 6 UCLA men’s volleyball got back to winning ways with a four-set victory over Ohio State. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin staff)

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