Opposite Arvis Greene had one of the top performances in his career to lead No. 14 CSUN to its biggest win of the season.
Greene finished with a match-high 25 kills on a .449 attack percentage as CSUN upset No. 5/5 UCLA 20-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 15-9 on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Greene was the only Matador to have more than seven kills in the victory. CSUN playing with its back-up setter Schylar Lillethorup out-hit UCLA .263 to .199, including having a match-high .455 attack percentage in the decisive fifth game.
The Matadors opened the fifth game on a 6-0 run and held the Bruins to a negative-.071 attack percentage.
Lillethorup in his first start of the season led the Matadors with four aces and added 10 digs.
UCLA despite the loss had 12 aces — four more aces than CSUN. In addition, UCLA All-American setter Micah Ma’a finished with a team-high five aces.
With this loss, UCLA has lost four of its last five matches and dropped to fifth place in the MPSF standings. The Bruins had to play the majority of the match without All-American middle attacker Mitch Stahl who suffered an apparent lower-body injury in the second game.
Outside attacker Dylan Missry in the loss had a team-high 21 kills. Missry was getting the start in place of injured All-American outside attacker Jake Arnitz.
Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates.