Bruins Fall to Second-Ranked Women of Troy

Nov. 15, 2002

Final Stats

WESTWOOD - The Bruins fought hard, but were unable to push the second-ranked USC women's volleyball team past the minimum three games, as the Women of Troy won 30-24, 30-21, 30-23 in a Lexus Gauntlet matchup. Cira Wright had match-highs of 12 kills and eight blocks to lead the Bruins in the match. With the loss, UCLA falls to 15-12 (8-8 Pac-10), while USC improves to 22-1 (15-1). For more information on the Lexus Gauntlet, visit

In the opening game of the match, the Bruins kept it close, holding a lead as late as 12-11, and stayed within one point as late as 24-23 before the Women of Troy scored on six of the final seven rallies to win 30-24. Game two was not as close, as USC took advantage of UCLA's .095 attack percentage in the game en route to a 30-21 win, taking a 2-0 lead to the locker rooms at the break.

UCLA led game three as late as 23-22, but got stuck on that number, falling 30-23 in the third and final game of the match.

Cira Wright led all players with 12 kills and eight blocks (two solo, six assists) to go along with a .417 attack percentage. She was the only Bruin to record double-figure kills, and led all players with 17 points scored in the match. Chrissie Zartman led all players in digs with 19. USC had three players with double-figure kills, led by Alicia Robinson with 12 and Emily Adams and April Ross with 10 apiece.

UCLA returns to action next week, closing out its Pauley Pavilion schedule with a Thursday match against Arizona State and a Friday match against Arizona. Both matches are scheduled for 7 pm starts, and will be broadcast live on

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)