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This was the Bruins' first sweep in 18 years. It happened at the ugly Costco:
In a scant 82 minutes, the eighth-ranked Bruins won their Pac-12 Conference opener on Friday night, sweeping #9 USC at Galen Center. Scores were 25-19, 25-17, 25-17. Junior Rachael Kidder had 14 kills and no errors in 29 swings, hitting a career-best .483, while adding seven digs.
The Bruins improve to 7-1, sweeping their cross-town rivals on the road for the first time since Oct. 2, 1993. The Trojans fall to 5-3.
Senior Lainey Gera (18) and sophomore Kelly Reeves (11) were each in double figures in digs, with Reeves adding six kills. Senior Lauren Van Orden added 32 assists, six digs and four kills, freshman Zoë Nightingale had seven kills and junior Tabi Love and sophomore Mariana Aquino each had five kills. The Bruins hit a season-best .355.
Read rest of the official recap here. Congrats to our Bruins.The women's volleyball team has been struggling by UCLA standards in recent years. Hopefully this is a sign of more good results - by UCLA standards - on the horizon.