COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL : Bruins Take Kilgour Cup From 49ers

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UCLA men’s volleyball team won the Kilgour Cup for the first time in three seasons, defeating Cal State Long Beach, 15-8, 15-5, 15-10, Friday night before 1,296 in Pauley Pavilion.

Long Beach, the 1991 NCAA champion, had won the last two Kilgour Cups. UCLA won the previous 13.

UCLA (3-0) has six starters back from last season, but Coach Al Scates has made some adjustments, which worked well against Long Beach.


UCLA jumped to leads in the first two games and Long Beach (0-1) never caught up. The Bruins and 49ers were tied, 4-4, in the third before the Bruins took charge.

Kevin Wong, starting in place of Dave Swatik at swing hitter, led UCLA with 20 kills and 13 digs.

Wong, left open while the 49ers concentrated on quick hitter Jeff Nygaard, made only three errors in 30 attacking attempts, hitting .567.

“I got a lot of great opportunities with one blocker up,” Wong said. “It’s not that hard to put a ball away when you only have one person up.”

Karl Van Reusen, making his first start, led the 49ers with 19 kills.