So much for any concerns about the No. 3/3 UCLA offense being out of sync following a bye week.
All-American setter Micah Ma’a guided the offense to more than a .500 attack percentage in two of the three games as UCLA swept No. 11 UC Santa Barbara 25-22, 25-15, 25-18 on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
The Bruins in the non-conference victory out-hit the Gauchos .446 to .099 and had all six starters finish with at least a .300 attack percentage. Opposite Christian Hessenauer led UCLA with 11 kills, while outside attacker Jake Arnitz contributed eight kills and hit .500.
Ma’a also finished with a match-high four aces. This was the second consecutive match and fifth time this year that Ma’a had at least four aces.
With this victory, UCLA becomes the first NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball team this season to reach the 20-win milestone.
Check out the video highlights of the non-conference match filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates.