Wednesday, August 21

Redshirt sophomore opposite/outside hitter Sam Kobrine posted a career-high 11 kills against UC Santa Barbara. Kobrine had logged the same number against Stanford earlier this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball ends five-game win streak as it falters in Santa Barbara

Errors plagued the Bruins as their winning streak came to an end. No. 4 UCLA (10-3) lost to No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (12-3) in five sets by scores of 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 19-25 and 15-12. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore opposite/outside hitter Sam Kobrine posted a career-high 11 kills against UC Santa Barbara. Kobrine had logged the same number against Stanford earlier this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore opposite/outside hitter Sam Kobrine posted a career-high 11 kills against UC Santa Barbara. Kobrine had logged the same number against Stanford earlier this season. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia (right) said the Bruins established a new offensive strategy after traveling to Chicago. Matautia has logged 88 kills so far this season, including 25 in the past two games. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

UCLA, UCSB men’s volleyball both enter Wednesday matchup with win streaks to lose

A winning streak will end this week. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (10-2, 2-0 MPSF) will face No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (11-3) Wednesday night at Robertson Gym in Isla Vista, California. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia (right) said the Bruins established a new offensive strategy after traveling to Chicago. Matautia has logged 88 kills so far this season, including 25 in the past two games. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia (right) said the Bruins established a new offensive strategy after traveling to Chicago. Matautia has logged 88 kills so far this season, including 25 in the past two games. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia posted a season-high 13 kills against BYU on Saturday, hitting for .385. The Bruins were without junior Brandon Rattray and senior outside hitter Dylan Missry due to injury. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball recovers from another shaky start to overcome No. 7 BYU

The Bruins ended their home stint with a win to remain undefeated in conference play. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (10-2, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated No. 7 Brigham Young (4-4, 0-2) 3-1 Saturday at the John Wooden Center. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia posted a season-high 13 kills against BYU on Saturday, hitting for .385. The Bruins were without junior Brandon Rattray and senior outside hitter Dylan Missry due to injury. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Junior outside hitter Austin Matautia posted a season-high 13 kills against BYU on Saturday, hitting for .385. The Bruins were without junior Brandon Rattray and senior outside hitter Dylan Missry due to injury. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker led UCLA men’s volleyball with a season-high 25 kills against No. 9 Stanford, posting a .553 hitting percentage. Gyimah has recorded 115 kills across 11 games played this season. Last season Gyimah led the NCAA in hitting percentage last season after hitting for .528. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball drags Stanford match to five sets, takes season’s first MPSF win

The Bruins opened conference play with a win in their first five-set match of the year. No. 4 UCLA (9-2, 1-0 MPSF) defeated No. 9 Stanford (7-4, 0-1) in its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation matchup of the year Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion by a score of 3-2. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blocker led UCLA men’s volleyball with a season-high 25 kills against No. 9 Stanford, posting a .553 hitting percentage. Gyimah has recorded 115 kills across 11 games played this season. Last season Gyimah led the NCAA in hitting percentage last season after hitting for .528. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker led UCLA men’s volleyball with a season-high 25 kills against No. 9 Stanford, posting a .553 hitting percentage. Gyimah has recorded 115 kills across 11 games played this season. Last season Gyimah led the NCAA in hitting percentage last season after hitting for .528. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a leads UCLA men's volleyball this season with 350 assists, and has 32 kills. Ma'a said the Bruins will approach every conference match individually if they are to post a similar record as last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball to begin conference play with renewed focus against Stanford, BYU

The Bruins are coming home to begin conference play. No. 4 UCLA men’s volleyball (8-2) will host No. 9 Stanford (7-3) and No. 7 BYU (4-3, 0-1 MPSF) at home Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Senior setter Micah Ma'a leads UCLA men's volleyball this season with 350 assists, and has 32 kills. Ma'a said the Bruins will approach every conference match individually if they are to post a similar record as last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior setter Micah Ma'a leads UCLA men's volleyball this season with 350 assists, and has 32 kills. Ma'a said the Bruins will approach every conference match individually if they are to post a similar record as last season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry posted 18 kills against Lewis. Missry was one of three Bruins to post more than 10 kills in the match.(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball takes down Lewis in second straight win against top-10 team

The Bruins finished their trip to the Midwest with two wins, both against top-10 opponents. No. 5 UCLA men’s volleyball (8-2) defeated No. 10 Lewis 3-1 at the Neil Carey Arena in Romeoville, Illinois, on Saturday after besting No. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry posted 18 kills against Lewis. Missry was one of three Bruins to post more than 10 kills in the match.(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter Dylan Missry posted 18 kills against Lewis. Missry was one of three Bruins to post more than 10 kills in the match.(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah posted a season-high 18 kills against No. 7 Loyola Chicago, hitting for .739. Gyimah is second in team kills, with 78 in nine matches played this season. Gyimah led the NCAA last season with a .528 hitting percentage. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Men’s volleyball aces matchup against Loyola Chicago, maintains all-time win record

The Bruins began their stretch of six matches against top-10 opponents with a win. No. 5 UCLA (7-2) defeated No. 7 Loyola Chicago (6-3) by a score of 3-1 on Thursday night at Gentile Arena. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah posted a season-high 18 kills against No. 7 Loyola Chicago, hitting for .739. Gyimah is second in team kills, with 78 in nine matches played this season. Gyimah led the NCAA last season with a .528 hitting percentage. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior middle blocker Daenan Gyimah posted a season-high 18 kills against No. 7 Loyola Chicago, hitting for .739. Gyimah is second in team kills, with 78 in nine matches played this season. Gyimah led the NCAA last season with a .528 hitting percentage. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


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