Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament

One of the nation’s largest annual preseason college men’s volleyball event produced multiple wins for UCLA and the host school USC.

Watch the video highlights filmed by Off the Block associate editor Jonathan Bates of UCLA’s wins against USC and Pepperdine, along with USC’s win versus UC San Diego at the USC Fall Tournament on Saturday. Continue reading “Video: UCLA, USC earn wins at preseason tournament”

Video: Missry and company leads UCLA in sweep of Sacred Heart

Outside attacker Dylan Missry made sure there would not be a chance for a wild non-conference upset at the John Wooden Center.

Missry finished with both a match-high 10 kills on a .625 attack percentage and three aces as No. 6/6 UCLA swept Sacred Heart on Friday in the first all-time meeting between the two programs. Continue reading “Video: Missry and company leads UCLA in sweep of Sacred Heart”

Video: ‘Unreal’ Martin spearheads No. 7/7 UCLA past No. 5/5 Lewis

All-American middle attacker Mitch Stahl simply called his teammate Olive Martin unreal against one of the top blocking teams in the nation.

Martin finished with a team-high 12 kills and zero attack errors on an .857 attack percentage to help No. 7/7 UCLA defeat No. 5/5 Lewis 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 25-18 on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Video: ‘Unreal’ Martin spearheads No. 7/7 UCLA past No. 5/5 Lewis”