Bruins top Cougs

Magdo Jehlarova leads WSU in kills, blocks


Junior outside hitter Kyra Holt spikes the ball over the net during a game against the UCLA Bruins in Bohler Gym, Oct. 31, 2015.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

The UCLA Bruins defeated the No. 24 WSU Cougars in three lopsided sets on Friday at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

WSU (13-3, 2-2) started the first set with an early four-point run and showcased the young middle blocker squad with some key blocks. Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlarova had three total blocks in the set.

Jehlarova finished the match leading the Cougars with seven kills and six blocks.

However, UCLA (8-5, 3-1) rebounded and corrected their attack errors to take the set 25-20.

In the second set, UCLA continued to outscore WSU and never let the Cougars get a lead. The Cougars had nine total kills while UCLA had 16 total kills. UCLA held off WSU to a set score of 25-17.

The third set continued UCLA’s dominance when the team started with an 11-2 run. Despite the Cougars’ late comeback attempt, the Bruins closed the set 25-18.

WSU’s final hit percentage was .082 and UCLA’s was .211.