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No. 19 Bruins Take First Road Trip to Oregon

Jan 28, 2021
Iman Ndiaye (13)

Match Notes

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Match 3
Friday, January 29
No. 19 UCLA at RV Oregon
6 p.m.
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, Ore.
TV: Pac-12 Network Los Angeles and Oregon
Live Stats

Match 4
Sunday, January 31
No. 19 UCLA at RV Oregon
1 p.m.
Matthew Knight Arena
Eugene, Ore.
TV: Pac-12 Network Los Angeles and Oregon
Live Stats

The Bruins make their first road trip of this 2020-2021 season, traveling to Eugene to take on Oregon for a two-match series. The first matchup will be Friday at 6 p.m. and will air on Pac-12 Oregon, with the second contest on Sunday at 1 p.m. airing on Pac-12 Los Angeles and Oregon.

The Bruins will have another road trip to the Pacific Northwest next weekend, traveling to Pullman for a two-match set at Washington State. Match one will be Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., while the second contest will be on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.

All dates and times are subject to change on short notice. With no fans allowed at matches, every effort will be made to live stream contests, with links being made available on the UCLA women's volleyball schedule page. Also, additional matches in March and April may be selected for television.

Oregon split its opening series at Washington State last weekend, dropping the first match in four before rebounding with a five-set victory. Three players averaged over two kills per set over the first two contests. Junior transfer Gloria Mutiri recorded 2.89 kps, junior Brooke Nuneviller had 2.56 kps and sophomore Morgan Lewis posted 2.22 kps. Redshirt sophomore Kylie Robinson (5.78 assists per set) and sophomore Elise Ferreira (4.33) split the setting duties. Defensively, sophomore Georgia Murphy was named Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week after averaging 4.56 digs per set, while Nuneviller added 3.33 dps. Redshirt sophomore Abby Hansen recorded 1.33 blocks per set.

The Bruins and the Ducks won their home matches a season ago, as UCLA triumphed in five in Westwood on Nov. 22, while Oregon claimed a sweep in Eugene on Oct. 18. UCLA leads the all-time series over Oregon, 57-14, and is 23-10 in matches in Eugene. The Bruins will be looking to snap a two-match losing streak at Matthew Knight Arena.

Senior Mac May, the 29th Bruin to surpass 1,000 kills for her career, the 19th to reach 100 aces and the 13th to do both, continues to rise up the UCLA charts. With 31 kills during the opening weekend, she has 1,179, which ranks 24th all-time. Next up on the list are Jenny Johnson (23rd, 1,212) and Brynn Murphy (22nd, 1,242). In the aces department, May had three last weekend and now has 106 for her career. She is in 17th place, seven behind Bojana Todorovic (113) for 16th.