UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Gauchos started fast and never let up as they swept UCLA in men's volleyball for the first time since 1988.

Weston Nielson had a game-high 13 kills as the seventh-ranked Gauchos beat #5 UCLA 3-0 to move to 11-5 on the season. The Gauchos and Bruins are each 10-5 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation standings.

The Gauchos jumped out to a 6-2 first set lead and won 25-20 and continued to impress taking the next two sets 25-19 and 25-20 as they improve to 8-1 this year at Rob Gym.

UCSB hosts UC San Diego on Friday at 7 p.m.