Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor
No. 2 UCLA out-served Princeton, nine aces to two, en route to a 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 season-opening win against Princeton.
Middle attacker Daenan Gyimah led all players with four aces, while setter Micah Ma’a and middle attacker Matthew Younggren chipped in with two aces each.
The Bruins defensively out-dug the Tigers 24 to 8. The Tigers, though, out-blocked Bruins 7.0 to 3.5, marking the second consecutive match that the EIVA preseason favorite out-blocked a MPSF team.
Princeton had two players with double-digit kills — George Huhmann (11) and Parker Dixon (10).
UCLA continues its home stand on Saturday as its host UC San Diego, while Princeton flies to the Midwest to take on Ball State on Friday.