Sept. 3, 2004
COLLEGE STATION, TX - The UCLA women's volleyball team opened play at the McDonald's/Texas A&M Invitational with a 3-0 win over Southern Mississippi on Friday afternoon. Game scores were 30-15, 30-22, 30-20. Brynn Murphy led the Bruins with 11 kills in the win.
UCLA out-hit the Golden Eagles in all three games of the match, with USM turning in an equal number of kills and errors in each of the first two games and hitting just .019 as a team for the match. Conversely, the Bruins rebounded from a .114 attack percentage in game one to finish with a .204 team attack percentage on the day.
Senior Brynn Murphy led the Bruins in kills with 11, and was the only Bruin with double figures in that category. Colby Lyman and Chrissie Zartman led the team with 11 digs apiece, while Lyman was also involved in three of the team's five blocks of the match.
UCLA returns to action on Saturday with two matches, a 10 am (Central Time) match-up with Samford, followed by a 7 pm match against the host school, No. 15 Texas A&M.
The Bruins were previously scheduled to play again this afternoon against Bethune-Cookman, but the Lady Wildcats were unable to leave Daytona Beach, Fla., due to travel issues related to Hurricane Frances.