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Women's Volleyball Sweeps Washington State
By: UCLA Athletics

October 18, 1998

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The UCLA women's volleyball team recorded its fourth consecutive victory as the Bruins swept Washington State, 15-8, 16-14, 15-9, in a Pac-10 Conference match at Pauley Pavilion today. UCLA improved to 7-9 overall and 6-3 in Pac-10 play while Washington State dropped to 7-9 overall and 5-4 in league action.

The leading hitter in the match again for UCLA was freshman Kristee Porter who drilled 20 kills for the third time this week. Sophomore middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman continued to post impressive numbers as she hit .382 with 16 kills and five blocks. Freshman Ashley Bowles registered another double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs. Sophomore Amy Nihipali added nine kills and five blocks. Freshman setter Erika Selsor provided 55 assists and seven digs.

The highlight for Washington State was the 16 kill effort of senior Jennifer Stinson who became only the seventh player in WSU history to register 1,000 career kills. Stinson was the only Cougar in double figures and now has 1,006 kills in her four years at WSU. Wendy Rouse and Joy Sperry each notched 11 digs, while Alicia Erickson led WSU with five blocks.

Although WSU scored the first three points of the match, UCLA scored the next five and set the tone for the day. UCLA built a 7-4 lead and WSU closed to 7-6, but could get no closer as UCLA allowed just two more points in the game. The Bruins were impressive in game one hitting .471 with only four hitting errors in 34 attacks.

Game two saw WSU build a 10-6 lead, but UCLA rallied and drilled four straight kills to take an 11-10 lead. Porter came through with some crucial kills for sideouts with the match on the line, and Bachman sealed the win with a down-the-line kill to give the Bruins the 16-14 win and a two game advantage.

Game three was tight early on, but UCLA scored the final six points to claim the match. Key to that run were three ace serves, one by Michelle Quon and two by Porter, including match point.

UCLA is on the road in its next action, traveling to the state of Oregon for matches on Friday and Sunday. Washington State hosts cross-state rival Washington on Friday, Oct. 23.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE