A day after upsetting Hawaii in its first match of the Outrigger Invitational, Ball State was unable to keep its hot streak going, losing to UCLA 3-1 (5-22, 25-20, 23-25, 30-28) on Friday.
The Bruins won the first two sets in the match, but the Cardinals rallied late to win the third set. It wouldn't be enough for Ball State, as UCLA took over in the fourth set to seal the victory.
Sophomore outside attacker Larry Wrather led Ball State with a match-best 17 kills in the contest, as well as three digs and three blocks.
Weston Dunlap tallied 13 kills and an .812 hitting mark to lead Ball State in the match.
Ball State will face Penn State on Saturday in its final match of the Outrigger Invitational.