Senior Jim Baughman had a match-high 13 kills at UCLA on Wednesday.
Feb. 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The eighth-ranked Long Beach State men's volleyball team suffered a 3-0 setback at the hands of No. 1 UCLA Wednesday evening at John Wooden Center. Game scores were 25-18, 25-20, 25-21.
The top-ranked Bruins, who remained unbeaten at home, avenged a 3-2 loss to the 49ers two weeks ago at the Walter Pyramid.
LBSU (8-8, 4-7 MPSF) was held to a .141 hitting percentage on the night with four players finishing in the negative.
Senior Jim Baughman led Long Beach State with 13 kills and two errors on 23 attempts for a .478 clip. Classmate Ryan Meehan also hit .667 with six kills and no errors on nine swings. Sophomore Taylor Crabb added five kills and a team-high five digs.
UCLA (16-2, 10-1 MPSF) owned an early 11-5 advantage in the first set. The Bruins stayed in control as they led by at least five before going up, 24-16, on a kill by Jeremy Casebeer. The 49ers fought off two set points but a service error gave the home team the 25-18 victory.
In set two, the Bruins pulled ahead, 5-2, before Long Beach State used a 3-0 spurt, capped by a Baughman kill, to even the score at 5-5. The two teams played a sideout game until UCLA went back on top, 13-8. The 49ers answered once again with a 6-1 run to tie it up at 14-14, but the Bruins made the final push, outscoring LBSU, 7-3, down the stretch for the 25-20 win.
Long Beach State took the early lead in the third stanza, going up 8-6 on a kill from Trevor Crabb. The Bruins then proceeded to score five unanswered points to pull out front, 11-8. UCLA wouldn't relinquish the lead, but the 49ers closed the gap to 23-21 on a Baughman kill. After calling a timeout, the Bruins regrouped and scored the next two points to prevail, 25-21.
UCLA, which hit .315 as a team, had a balanced attack with Casebeer, Gonzalo Quiroga and Nick Vogel all finishing with seven kills. Vogel also added a match-high five blocks.
Long Beach State returns to action on Friday, March 2, when it heads to No. 11 UC Santa Barbara for a 7 p.m. MPSF showdown.
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