Well-Rounded Effort Gives 22nd-Ranked Bruins Fifth-Straight Victory – UCLA Athletics Official Site
Sophomore Taylor Formico had two aces to go with 13 digs.
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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 led four Bruins in double figures in kills with 17 and added 10 digs for the fourth double-double of her career, as #22 UCLA swept Yale on Saturday at the Fullerton Classic. Set scores were 25-19, 26-24, 25-19.
Sophomore Claire Felix and freshmen Reily Buechler and Olga Strantzali also had at least 10 kills and all hit over .300. Buechler and Felix each had 12, with Felix hitting .381 and Buechler at .345, while Strantzali added 11 kills and a .474 percentage.
Senior Julie Consani had 45 assists and four digs, setting the Bruins to a .339 hitting percentage to give them their 49th-straight win when crossing the .300 threshold. Defensively, sophomore Taylor Formico had 13 digs, junior Rachel Inouye added eight and junior Karly Drolson posted five. The Bruins had eight aces as a team.
UCLA surrendered the first point of the match, but came back with the next five, the first two coming on combo blocks by Lowe and sophomore Jennie Frager and Buechler and Felix. Kills by Buechler and Lowe, and a Yale attack error, put the Bruins up 5-1. Following a Bulldog sideout, back-to-back Felix kills and a Lowe ace made it a six-point difference …read more