The fifth-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team, still smarting from back-to-back losses, redeemed itself with a 15-4, 10-15, 15-6, 15-11 victory over Stanford in front of 750 in the Wooden Center Friday night.
The Cardinal, ranked fourth, struggled with the Bruins' proficient serving, while making nearly twice as many service errors as UCLA.
Both teams have a 4-2 record.
The Bruins were paced by the poised play of Samantha Shaver, a freshman. Shaver, an outside hitter, served out games three and four and consistently came up with the kill the Bruins needed.
"We worked on my hitting in practice," she said. "I really focused on watching the blocker."
UCLA breezed in the first game, with Shaver winning six consecutive points on her serve. All the Bruins served well, especially Daiva Tomkus, who led all players with five service aces.
It was a redemption of sorts, as UCLA had served poorly as a team in their previous two matches against Hawaii.