#17 UCLA Women's Volleyball Looks for Sweep of #9 Utah
The Bruins beat the Utes on Friday in four sets and will look to complete a weekend sweep this afternoon.
The #17 UCLA women’s volleyball team beat #9 Utah on Friday in four sets, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21, 25-22. They go for the weekend sweep of the Utes this afternoon. Today’s match begins at Noon PT and will be live streamed.
Last Time Out
The first set was a close one as neither team ever led by more than four points. It was a back-and-forth set. The Utes started by winning three of the first four points, but the Bruins quickly responded with a 4-1 run to take a 6-5 lead. The teams alternated the next eight points and UCLA still had the lead 10-9. Utah went on a 5-0 run to retake the lead, 14-10, but the Bruins came back with a 6-2 run to tie the set again at 16-16. The set was still tied ten points later, 21-21. UCLA was able to score four of the next five points and they took the set, 25-22.
Utah took the early lead in set two as well. The Utes scored three of the first four points and they still led at 5-3, but a 4-1 Bruin run put UCLA up 7-6. The Bruins still led at 11-9, but an 8-0 Utah run put the Utes ahead for good in this set and they went on to win the set, 25-20.
After the break, the teams opened the third set by splitting the first six points. A 5-1 UCLA run put the Bruins ahead 8-4. While the Utes were able to close the gap to just a point at 17-16, Utah was not able to tie the set again and UCLA went on to win this one, 25-22, to take two sets to one lead.
It looked like Utah was going to run away with the fourth set to force a fifth set. The Utes led 7-3 after ten points and they still led after 19 points, 12-7. They continued to dominate the set by winning five of the next seven points as they took a 17-9 lead. Then, the Bruins began their comeback as UCLA went on a 10-1 run to take their first lead of the set. It didn’t last very long. The Utes killed the next volley to tie the set back up, but a pair of kills from Emily Ryan and Allison Jacobs put the Bruins ahead again, 21-19. A pair of Utah kills sandwiching an attack error by Jacobs allowed Utah to re-take the lead, 22-21. UCLA got a kill from Ryan and a kill from elan McCall to go with a Ute attack error to give the Bruins match point, 24-22. McCall killed the next volley to finish the set and the match, 25-22 and 3-1.
Mac May led both teams with 19 kills while McCall had 17. Kate Lane led UCLA with 31 assists and Audrey Pak added 20.
Today, the Bruins look for the weekend sweep.
#17 UCLA Women’s Volleyball (11-4)