#2 UCLA Sweeps #11 Loyola-Chicago In Dominating Season Opener

  0 Carly DeMarque | January 03rd, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, MIVA, MPSF, News

Match Stats

The #2UCLA men’s volleyball team swept #11 Loyola-Chicago in straight sets in each teams opening matches of the 2017 season.

The first set started off as a trade-off of points, until 11 all when UCLA began to pull away taking a 23-19 lead. Consecutive kills from JT Hatch led to a Bruin first set victory at 25-19.

The second set started much the same as the first, as a back and forth battle until 7-7. A service ace from Will Tischler, a Ricky Gervis attack error and two Jake Arnitz kills brought UCLA to an 11-7 lead. The roll continued for the Bruins, taking a late 23-18 lead. Arnitz and Hagen Smith kills ended the second set at 25-18.

Again, the third set began by trading points until the Bruins broke away at 6-6. UCLA took and maintained a large lead the entire set, when a Mitch Stahl kill ended the set and match at 15-16.

The Burins held Loyola to a .167 hitting percentage for the match, while hitting for .384 themselves.

To lead UCLA, Jake Arnitz put down a match-best 11 kills on a .400 hitting percentage. The Bruins had solid defense at the net with Micah Ma’a dishing out 19 assists and a match-best seven blocks. Mitch Stahl added seven kills and six blocks on a .667 hitting percentage, while Oliver Martin stuffed five balls.

For Loyola-Chicago, Will Tischler hammered down nine kills, while Ricky Gervis added eight kills and six digs.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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