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No. 15 Bruins Host Friday and Sunday Matinees Against Arizona

Feb 24, 2021
Freshman Kate Lane

Match Notes

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Match 11
Friday, February 26
Arizona at No. 15 UCLA
11 a.m.
Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom
Los Angeles, Calif.
Free Live Video
Live Stats

Match 12
Sunday, February 28
Arizona at No. 15 UCLA
12 p.m.
Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom
Los Angeles, Calif.
Free Live Video
Live Stats

The 15th-ranked Bruins entertain Arizona in a pair of matinees this weekend at Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom. Match one will be Friday at 11 a.m., while the second contest will be Sunday at 12 p.m. Both matches will feature live streams, with links available on the UCLA women's volleyball schedule page.

UCLA will be on Pac-12 Networks four times during the remainder of the regular season. Those matches include at USC on March 19 (8 p.m.), at home versus USC on March 21 (4:30 p.m.) and at Stanford on April 2 (8 p.m.) and April 4 (2 p.m.).

Arizona (4-6) won a pair of home matches last weekend against Oregon State, winning in three and in four sets. The Wildcats have gone either 2-0 or 0-2 during each Pac-12 weekend, sweeping Stanford, while losing to Utah, Washington and Oregon. Arizona is averaging 11.82 kills, 1.35 aces, 13.15 digs and 1.54 blocks per set, hitting .182 as a team. Freshman Sofia Maldonado Diaz leads the team with 3.94 kps. Freshman Jaelyn Hodge is second at 2.18 kps and senior Paige Whipple is third (2.17). Freshman Emery Herman handles the setting duties and is averaging 8.50 assists per set. Sophomore Kamaile Hiapo is tops with 3.59 dps.

The Bruins have won four of five against Arizona, including a sweep in Tucson in the lone matchup in 2019. UCLA holds a 58-26 all-time advantage against Arizona and a 31-10 edge in Westwood.

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. May has moved into the Top 20 in career kills at 1,316. Next up on the list are Lauren Fendrick (19th, 1,356), and Jeanne Beauprey and Dicey McGraw (T-17th, 1,365). In the aces department, May has a team-best 17 this season and 120 for her career. She is in 14th place, with Fendrick (13th, 125) and Lisa Ettesvold (12th, 127) next up.

--The Bruins lead all Pac-12 Conference teams in assists per set (13.03) and kills per set (13.82), and are third in hitting percentage (.240). Nationally, UCLA is 28th in aps and 36th in kps.
--Senior Mac May has double figures in kills in all 10 matches and ranks second among Pac-12 players in kills per set, coming in at 29th nationally. She is also second in the conference in points per set (5.03) and 27th nationally. Ranking in a tie for third in aces per set (0.45), May served three aces in a row at Arizona State on Sunday to give her five matches this season with at least two aces. Her season high was four against Washington on Feb. 12. May has three double-doubles, setting a career high with 19 digs to go with 16 kills against UW.
--Junior Zoe Fleck, who is third among Pac-12 players in digs per set (3.92), has reached double figures in digs in all 10 matches, surpassing the 20-dig mark for the second time as a Bruin last Friday at Arizona State. Her season high came at Oregon on Jan. 29 when she had 22 and added 10 assists for the first double-double of her career. Behind the service line, Fleck is second with eight aces, including at least one in five of the last seven.
--Freshman Iman Ndiaye had her best weekend so far, producing 20 kills and only three hitting errors in 33 attempts for a .515 percentage. She was 8-for-16 with no errors last Friday at ASU, adding season bests in kills (12) and hitting (.529) on Sunday. Ndiaye has reached double figures in kills three times, and ranks sixth among Pac-12 players in hitting percentage (.325).
--Senior Sabrina Smith had one of her top weekends of her collegiate career in Tempe, recording 15 kills and only one error in 22 attempts for a .636 hitting percentage. She had seven kills and an error in 12 swings on Friday (.500%), posting a line of 8-0-10 (.800%) on Sunday. Smith also served two aces on Friday and one on Sunday.
--Freshman Kate Lane posted her second double-double of the season on Sunday when she went for 22 assists and 11 digs. She was a dig shy of another one on Friday when she had 25 assists and nine digs. Lane has five aces in her last four matches, including two on Friday.
--Redshirt junior Emily Ryan has at least five blocks in six of 10 matches, setting a season high with seven at Oregon on Jan. 29. Her nine block solos are tops on the team, and she ranks fourth among Pac-12 players in blocks per set (1.21). Offensively, Ryan had 12 kills in that match at Oregon, adding 10 more in a win over UW on Feb. 12, and she ranks fifth in the conference in hitting (.326).
--Freshman Allison Jacobs posted her fourth double-figure kills match last Friday at ASU when she had 10. Her season high in kills has been 13 against California (Jan. 22) and Washington State (Feb. 4). Jacobs has a pair of double-doubles to her credit.
--Junior élan McCall posted her second double-double of the season with 12 kills and 12 digs at Arizona State last Friday. She has reached double figures in kills three times and in digs on four occasions, including four of the last five matches. McCall's season high in kills was 18 against Washington on Feb. 12.
--Freshman Audrey Pak made her Bruin debut against Washington on Feb. 14 and played in both matches last weekend at ASU, producing 28 assists and eight digs on Friday and 24 assists and three digs on Sunday.