UCLA Women's Volleyball Seeks Weekend Sweep of Beavers
The Bruins swept Oregon State on Friday, 3-0, and they will look for another as UCLA plays their final home match of the season.
The UCLA women’s volleyball team will look for the weekend sweep this afternoon after sweeping the Oregon State Beavers on Friday, 25-15, 25-22, 25-16. Today’s match will be the final home match of the season for the Bruins, who will conclude the regular season with a pair of matches against Washington in Seattle next weekend. Today’s match is scheduled to begin at Noon PT and will be live streamed.
Last Time Out
The Bruins cruised past the Beavers on Friday. UCLA scored the first two points of the first set and there was no coming back for Oregon State. The closest the Beavers got was when they scored the third point to cut the Bruins’ lead to 2-1. At that point, UCLA went on a 5-0 run and, soon, they had a 14-4 lead. When the score was 18-7, Oregon State made an attempt to comeback with a 4-0 run, but a service error ended that run and it effectively ended what little chance the Beavers had of closing the 7-point gap. UCLA took this set, 25-15.
Oregon State took an early lead in set two and, in fact, they led for most of the set. With the Beavers up 21-19, the Bruins ran off five consecutive points to take the lead and force a set point, but OSU fought that one off, only to have Mac May kill the next volley and give UCLA a 25-22 win.
The Beavers managed to tie the third set up, 8-8, and again at 9-9. From there, they kept it close and UCLA couldn’t take more than a two-point lead until the score was 14-13. Consecutive kills from Iman Ndiaye gave the Bruins a three-point lead and started a 5-0 run which became an 8-1 run and then a 10-2 run. That larger run also gave UCLA their first set point of the third set and match point. A service error delayed the inevitable, but Mac May finished off the Beavers as the Bruins won the set, 25-16 and the match 3-0.
This afternoon, UCLA will look to sweep the weekend series from the Beavers. I’m expecting another three-set sweep today.
#17 UCLA Women’s Volleyball (13-6)
Opponent: Oregon State Beavers (5-12)
When: 12:00 pm PT, Sunday, March 28, 2021
Where: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
TV/Live Audio: None
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast
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