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UCLA Men’s Volleyball Faces Concordia in MPSF Semifinals

The Bruins will look to get to the MPSF Championship game by beating the Eagles for the third time this season.

Dylan Missry and the Bruins need to beat Concordia to advance to the MPSF Championship.
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The UCLA Men’s Volleyball team will face off against Concordia this afternoon in the semifinals of the MPSF Men’s Volleyball Tournament. The Bruins are playing in the first semifinal against the Eagles.

Later this evening, top-seeded BYU will host Southern Cal, who advanced to the semifinals after beating Pepperdine last week.

Despite the fact that the Trojans were the sixth seed, they probably represent the best chance to keep the Cougars out of the MPSF Championship game, given that they have recently beaten both the Waves and UCLA.

But, first up, the Bruins face the Eagles.

While UCLA cannot afford to look past any match at this point in the season, this one should be a mere formality. That’s because in the two matches between the teams during the regular season, UCLA swept both matches. In fact, the Eagles came close to winning only one set in the first match when the second set of that match was extended due to the need for a team to win by two points.

But, even then, the Bruins still won that set 28-26. In the second match, the closest the Eagles got was losing the first set by three.

So, as long as the Bruins maintain their focus this afternoon, they should come out with the win.

This is your UCLA Bruins vs. Concordia Eagles MPSF semifinal open thread.

Go Bruins!!!