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|UC Merced (5-8)||14||20||12||0|
|UC Merced||Indv. Leaders||Lourdes|
|#5 Samuel Hala'ufia - 8||Kills||#19 Evan Gebert - 15|
|#5 Samuel Hala'ufia - 3||Blocks||#5 Ryan Maune - 6|
|#6 Ben Nilsen - 9||Digs||#4 CJ Rilveria - 12|
|#5 Samuel Hala'ufia - 1||Aces||#5 Ryan Maune - 1|
|UC Merced||Team Statistics||Lourdes|
The University of California, Merced men's volleyball team couldn't make it three straight wins in their Midwest string of games Tuesday night. The Bobcats gave Lourdes University a hard fight, but ultimately the #6 team in the country walked away with a 3-0 victory.
UC Merced couldn't seem to get any flow going on offense, hitting just .011 in the three-set loss.
Samuel Hala'ufia led the way offensively for the Bobcats, finishing with eight kills on a .294 hitting percentage. He also added a team-high three block assists.
UC Merced finished a tough first set with a 25-14 loss, but seemed to find their stride for a bit in the second set. The Bobcats pushed Lourdes to the brink, bringing it to just a two-point deficit with the score at 22-20. Unfortunately Lourdes finished the set strong with a 3-0 run, then continued their hot play in the third set, cruising to a 25-12 win.
The Bobcats will get a chance to start another winning streak tomorrow afternoon when they take on Siena Heights University. That one will start at 4:00 PM PST.