Saturday, 9 December 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Bruins Sweep Wildcats to Even Season Series

Washington State

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA women’s volleyball team rallied late to win each of its three sets in a sweep over Arizona at Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom Sunday afternoon.
Set scores were 25-23, 25-22 and 25-22.
Grayce Olson and Cheridyn Leverette each recorded double-digit kills for the Bruins (14-10, 6-8) with 11 and 10, respectively. The two pin hitters swung at an effective rate, too, tallying a combined hitting percentage of .405. Middle blocker Desiree Becker was an error-free 5-for-6 on swings while tallying four blocks defensively.
The Bruins spotted 14, 13 and 10 kills across the three sets for a team hitting percentage of .268. UCLA totaled six service aces in the match, including a career-high three service aces for Iman Ndiaye.
The Wildcats’ (6-19, 1-13) Jordan Wilson registered a match-high 13 kills.
UCLA trailed for the majority of set one. Head coach Alfee Reft called a timeout with the Bruins down, 19-16. On the first play out of the break, Leverette connected with setter Audrey Pak for a kill, and a Wildcats attack error put UCLA within one. Pak found middle Anna Dodson for a kill at a critical point at the 22-20 mark to keep the Bruins within striking distance. Once again, Pak went to her middle blockers, this time to Becker for a set-tying kill at 23-23. Becker batted down an attack by Arizona’s Sofia Maldonado Diaz on the next play to bring set point to the line, giving the Bruins their…

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