Ninth-seeded UCLA upsets top-seeded Texas in NCAA volleyball

After taking down the four-time defending national champion Penn State on Friday, ninth-seeded UCLA continued its impressive run through the NCAA Tournament, defeating overall No. 1 seed Texas 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-21) in Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.

The Bruins advanced to the national semifinals for the 12th time in school history.

The Bruins were led Saturday by junior outside hitter Rachael Kidder, who had a match-high 26 kills, while fellow junior outside hitter Tabi Love had 18 kills. Senior defensive specialist Lainey Gera gathered 22 digs in the match, and senior setter Lauren Van Orden had 57 assists.

Texas outblocked the Bruins 10 to 7. Senior Rachael Adams had two solo blocks, three block assists and a team-high 19 kills. Senior libero Sydney Yogi had a team-high 15 digs, while sophomore setter Hannah Allison had 51 assists.

UCLA's victory avenged season-ending losses to Texas in two of the past three NCAA tournaments.

All-Tournament team

UCLA's Rachael Kidder was named the Lexington Regional's most valuable player.

The all-tournament team also included Kentucky's Ashley Frazier, Penn State's Deja McClendon, Texas' Rachael Adams and Bailey Webster, and UCLA's Kelly Reeves and Lauren Van Orden.