UCLA Comeback Ends Cougar Win Streak

PROVO -- In the first loss since Jan. 17 and the fourth of the season, the No. 1-ranked BYU men's volleyball team could not hold off a resilient UCLA team that bounced back from a 2-0 deficit, ending the Cougars' 21-match win streak.

With the win, the third-ranked Bruins improve to 21-5 and 15-4 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. BYU dropped to 22-4 and 18-2 in league play. The game scores were 30-28, 30-26, 22-30, 27-30, 9-15.

"The momentum just switched in the last few games," BYU head coach Tom Peterson said. "They started playing well, and we couldn't keep it up."

The Cougars were strong enough to put together a 3-1 victory on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion, but UCLA finished the last three games on Friday hitting over .400 as a team.

The Bruins gained a huge advantage in the serving category, posting 10 service aces on the night with four of the 10 coming from Paul Johnson. Setter Dennis Gonzalez and J.T. Wenger picked up the slack with two and three aces, respectively. UCLA also finished the match barely out-hitting BYU 73 to 72 and taking a 10.5 to 9 blocking advantage.

"They also started serving tough serves at us, which was a key to the match," Peterson said. "We didn't keep up with them in serving, but it was still a good match. Now we come back to the Fieldhouse, which is good, and back to the drawing board to get better. The negative thing is the loss broke our win streak but now it makes us focus even harder. Now we can start another win streak."

Senior outside hitter Fernando Pessoa had another consistent performance despite the loss with a career-high 26 kills and pitched in nine digs, while hitting a .452 clip for the match.

Seniors Joe Hillman and Jonathan Alleman posted 16 and 14 kills, respectively, and combined for five block assists and four digs. Junior middle Michael Burke chipped in nine kills for a .500 average and three blocks, while senior libero Shawn Olmstead added 10 digs and three assists. Junior All-American Carlos Moreno paced the Cougars with 66 assists, seven digs and three blocks for the match.

UCLA finished the match with a balanced attack including four players in double-digit kills. Marcen Jagoda led with 15 kills and two blocks, producing a match-high .667 percentage (15-1-21). Chris Pena and J.T. Wenger both contributed 12 kills each and Kris Kraushaar added 13 kills. Johnson and Steve Klosterman both added eight kills. Gonzalez paced the Bruins with 59 assists, seven blocks and four block assists.

BYU returns home to host USC in the last two regular-season matches on Apr. 15 and 17. Thursday's match will be broadcast on KBYU locally and BYUTV nationally. Saturday's match is Senior Night to honor the seven seniors on the Cougar squad.

To view the detailed boxscore, click the pdf version above.

Volleyball Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

BYU Cougars vs UCLA BRUINS (Apr 09, 2004 at UCLA)

BYU Cougars | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS

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3 Michael Burke....... 5| 9 2 14 .500| 0| 0 2| 0| 2| 0 3 2| 0| 10.5

5 Carlos Moreno....... 5| 2 2 4 .000| 66| 0 4| 0| 7| 1 2 2| 3| 4.0

10 Cory Carpenter...... 5| 4 3 11 .091| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 5 1| 0| 6.5

11 Joe Hillman......... 5| 16 8 33 .242| 0| 1 4| 2| 2| 0 3 1| 0| 18.5

12 Jonathan Alleman.... 5| 14 4 22 .455| 2| 2 3| 2| 2| 0 2 0| 0| 17.0

17 Fernando Pessoa..... 5| 26 7 42 .452| 1| 0 3| 3| 9| 0 1 0| 0| 26.5

2 Steffin Rangel...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

7 Chris Gorny......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

14 Rob Neilson......... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

15 Shawn Olmstead...... 5| 0 0 0 .000| 3| 0 0| 3| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

20 Taylor Evans........ 3| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 1| 0| 1.0

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Totals.............. 5| 72 26 127 .362| 72| 3 17| 10| 35| 1 16 7| 3| 84.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 2 29 .517 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS

2 20 7 34 .382 BYU Cougars......... 30 30 22 27 9 22-4, 18-2

3 14 8 23 .261 UCLA BRUINS......... 28 26 30 30 15 21-5, 15-5

4 15 6 29 .310

5 6 3 12 .250

UCLA BRUINS | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS

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3 Dennis Gonzalez..... 5| 1 0 2 .500| 59| 2 5| 1| 7| 0 4 2| 2| 5.0

5 Paul Johnson........ 5| 8 0 15 .533| 1| 4 5| 0| 1| 1 4 1| 0| 15.0

7 Jonathan Acosta..... 4| 4 5 13 -.077| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 4.5

14 Steve Klosterman.... 2| 8 6 17 .118| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 0 1| 0| 8.0

21 Chris Pena.......... 5| 12 2 22 .455| 5| 0 2| 0| 1| 0 2 1| 0| 13.0

26 Kris Kraushaar...... 5| 13 3 27 .370| 1| 1 2| 1| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 14.0

4 J.T. Wenger......... 5| 12 2 23 .435| 0| 3 4| 0| 1| 2 1 0| 0| 17.5

19 Saul Zemaitaitis.... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

24 Adam Shrader........ 5| 0 1 1-1.000| 2| 0 0| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

33 Marcin Jagoda....... 3| 15 1 21 .667| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 1 1 0| 0| 16.5

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Totals.............. 5| 73 20 141 .376| 68| 10 21| 3| 21| 4 13 5| 2| 93.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 19 7 33 .364 Site: UCLA (Pauley Pavilion)

2 14 7 35 .200 Date: Apr 09, 2004 Attend: 1909 Time: 2:21

3 16 3 29 .448 Referees: John Martin, Joe Sloat

4 17 3 32 .438

5 7 0 12 .583

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