No. 13 Stanford hit a season-best .565, totaling 39 kills with just four hitting errors, to earn a 25-17, 25-19, 25-17 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s volleyball victory over visiting No. 7 UCLA on Saturday on a night the school honored its 2010 national championship team in Maples Pavilion.
The Cardinal (5-5, 1-2) hit a blistering .857 (12-0-14) in the opening set, setting the tone for the remainder of the match.
Redshirt freshman Justin Lui set a balanced offense as three Cardinal registered double-digit kills. Lui finished with 33 assists, three digs and two blocks. But what might have been the most memorable moment was when he registered his first collegiate kill in the second set
Senior Eric Beatty led the team with 11 kills on 16 errorless swings to hit .688. Junior opposite Jaylen Jasper also turned in 11 kills on .429 hitting, while freshman Will Rottman registered 10 kills on .600 hitting, with a career-high four aces.
Middle blockers Kyler Presho and Stephen Moye combined for six kills and five blocks, hitting .500 and .600, respectively.
UCLA (5-5, 0-2) was held to a .242 clip as the Cardinal played with an inspired energy provided by members of the 2010 NCAA championship team, who were on campus celebrating the anniversary of their title.
Stanford hosts No. 1 Hawaii for a pair of matches on Feb. 14-15.