No. 5/5 UCLA out-hit No. 14 Concordia-Irvine, .322 to .110 en route to a sweep on Thursday night in Westwood.
The Bruins also used five blocks in the second game to out-block the Eagles 8 to 5 on the night. UCLA middle attacker Grant Maleski had three of the Bruins’ six aces, while Opposite Daenen Gyimah had a match-high 14 kills.
Watch the highlights of this match as recorded by associate editor Jonathan Bates.
No. 5/5 UCLA swept No. 14 Concordia-Irvine on Thursday night in Westwood to keep its slim chances at a No. 1 seed in the MPSF Tournament alive.
The Bruins started off slow, but took control in the middle of the first game thanks to a 7-0 run with middle attacker Grant Maleski serving. Maleski also had a 6-0 run in the second game, and ended with a season-high three aces.
Watch associate editor Jonathan Bates’ interview with Maleski as he talks about the Bruins’ four graduating seniors and UCLA’s win over Concordia-Irvine.
No. 6/6 UCLA is now alone in first place in the MPSF last night after they reverse swept No. 4/4 Pepperdine on Wednesday night. UCLA hit .164 in the first two games, while hitting .531 in the final three games. Setter Micah Ma’a dished out a season-high 60 assists. Check out his postmatch interview with associate editor, Jonathan Bates.