Dean Bittner totaled 21 digs and Paul Lotman added 17 to help the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team beat UCLA 30-23, 24-30, 26-30, 30-23, 16-14 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Wednesday night at the Walter Pyramid. The 14th-ranked 49ers improved to 7-8 overall with the win and 8-7 in the MPSF. Fifth-ranked UCLA dropped to 10-8 and 8-7. Long Beach State also got 14 kills from Teddy Liles, plus eight by Dan Alexander. Connor Eaton had 64 assists to lead the 49er attack, while Lotman and Tyler Caldwell each contributed 10 digs. The Bruins were paced by Steve Klosterman with 27 kills and Paul George with 19. Kevin Ker recorded 52 assists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 49ers had a hitting percentage of .331 for the match and the Bruins ended up at .295. Long Beach State will play host to second-ranked UC Irvine on Saturday night at 7 in the Gold Mine.