22nd-Ranked Bruins Sweep the Weekend at Fullerton Classic – UCLA Athletics Official Site
UCLA has won six in a row heading into Pac-12 play.
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Note: UCLA’s ‘home’ matches for Oct. 15 (vs. Oregon) and Oct. 17 (vs. Oregon State) will be played at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. Both matches are at 7:30 p.m. and are free admission, as are the four contests at Pepperdine.
FULLERTON, Calif. – Senior Karsta Lowe had a match-high 17 kills en route to being named the Most Valuable Player of the Fullerton Classic, as the 22nd-ranked Bruins completed a weekend sweep with a three-set victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Set scores were 25-22, 25-20, 25-12.
The Bruins (9-2) hit .333 for the match, their 50th-straight win when eclipsing the .300 mark. Freshmen Reily Buechler and Olga Strantzali each had eight kills, with Strantzali committing only one error in 17 attempts (.412) and Buechler recording a .357 percentage.
Sophomore Claire Felix, who joined Lowe on the All-Tournament Team, had five kills, while sophomore Jennie Frager recorded four kills and six blocks. Senior Julie Consani had 35 assists, sophomore Taylor Formico notched eight digs and junior Rachel Inouye added six digs.
The Titans (6-7) held their lone leads of the opening set at 5-4 and 6-5. UCLA posted runs of 5-0 and 7-1 to go ahead for good. Two Lowe kills, a Frager kill and two Fullerton errors led to the first five points, and after a sideout, kills from Strantzali and Lowe put the Bruins up 12-7. At 16-14, back-to-back kills by Strantzali and two in a row from Lowe extended the visitors’ advantage …read more