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UCLA Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Utah Valley, Faces West Virginia Next

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It was UCLA’s fourth sweep in a row last night against Utah Valley. Tonight, the Bruins looks for their fifth in a row against the Mountaineers.

Mac May recorded her first double-double last night against Utah Valley.
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Tonight, the UCLA women's volleyball team will play the second of three games in Hawai'i. Tonight's opponent is the West Virginia Mountaineers and the match starts at 7:45 pm PT.

Last Time Out

UCLA is now on a three-match winning streak and tonight's opponent, the West Virginia Mountaineers, come into tonight's match on a three-match losing streak.

So, the Bruins are looking better right now.

Last night’s match certainly helped them look better as the Bruins easily swept Utah Valley 25-15, 25-20, 25-19. While the first set had the biggest margin of victory, it didn’t start out so easy. After 18 points, the set was tied 9-9, but UCLA won 16 of the 22 points to take the set.

The second set started as a battle, too. After 16 points, it was tied 8-8. Utah Valley then took a 10-8 lead and still led when it was 13-11. Then, the Bruins went on a 6-0 run to take the lead for good as UCLA went on to win the set, 25-20.

Utah Valley’s only lead in the third set came at 1-0. The Bruins tied in set three came at 1-1 as part of a 3-0 run. UCLA never trailed after that and went on to win the set, 25-19, to complete the sweep.

UCLA had five players in double figures including two with double-doubles. Mac May led the Bruins with 16 kills and 13 digs. Savvy Simo also had a double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs while Kelli Barry also had 11 digs. Hawley Harrer and Devon Chang tied for the lead in assists with 18 each.

West Virginia Mountaineers

As I mentioned above, the Mountaineers have lost three straight. Those losses came at the hands of San Diego State, Arizona and Hawai'i. Three of their wins were against Delaware, Coppin State and Binghamton.

So, right now, the Bruins and the Mountaineers are two teams moving in opposite directions. Tonight’s match might not be a sweep, but I do expect UCLA’s fifth win in a row.

Go Bruins!!!