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UCLA Falls to Wisconsin 3-0 in Regional Semifinals

Dec 9, 2021
Mac May

MADISON, Wis. – The No. 13 seed UCLA women's volleyball team saw its season come to a close in a 3-0 loss to No. 14 seed Wisconsin in the Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday evening in the UW Field House.
 
Outside hitter Mac May finished the last contest of her collegiate career with a match-high 17 kills for a .351 hitting percentage. She finished her career with 2,065 kills and 178 service aces, both good for third-best on UCLA's all-time kills and aces list.
 
Shelby Martin led the Bruins with 26 assists and élan McCall had a team-high 12 digs.
 
The Bruins (25-6, 16-4 Pac-12) were within two points of the Badgers in the first set when Wisconsin put together a 9-2 run to close the frame. Six separate Badgers recorded two kills in the set.
 
Wisconsin's (28-3, 16-3 Big Ten) leading scorers was outside hitter Julia Orzol with 11 kills and three service aces. Orzol was joined by Dana Rettke, Grace Loberg and Devyn Robinson who each tallied eight kills in the match.
 
UCLA led 15-13 in the second set when a series of four consecutive Bruin attack errors gave the advantage to Wisconsin for the remainder of the set. May recorded eight of her kills, including four of the Bruins' last three points.
 
Outside hitter Charitie Luper recorded four of her five kills in set three.