UCF to Face No. 13 UCLA In NCAA Second Round

NCAA 2ns Round: UCF vs UCLA
Saturday, Dec. 4| 10:00 PM ET

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – After taking down No. 25 Pepperdine in four sets, the UCF volleyball team is moving on to face No. 13 UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 4, from the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
The second-round matchup will have live stats and can be streamed via ESPN+.
Friday's victory against Pepperdine marks UCF's second win in the NCAA Tournament in three years and its fourth second-round appearance in program history.
In the win over Pepperdine, McKenna Melville was dominate with a big double-double of 25 kills, hitting .324, and 18 digs. Anne-Marie Watson notched eight kills, hitting .333, and eight blocks while Nerissa Moravec recorded 10 blocks, helping UCF out-block the Waves 10-4.
The Knights are on a 16-game winning streak, heading into the match against No. 13 UCLA who has a 24-5 overall record and are undefeated at home, 11-0. The Bruins swept Fairfield in close sets on Friday night in the first-round match and were led by Mac May with 21 kills.
The Bruins were highly recognized in the 2021 Pac-12 Conference Awards. Mac May was named the Player of the Year for the second time and Zoe Fleck earned Libero of the Year while they both were named to the All-Pac 12 Team along with teammate Anna Dodson. Shelby Martin garnered honorable mention while head coach Michael Sealy earned Co-Coach of the Year.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams in program history.
If UCF defeats UCLA in the second round of 32, the Knights will move on to the Sweet Sixteen on December 9-10 for the first time in program history.
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