Women's Volleyball to Host California, Stanford

Oct. 5, 2004

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UCLA's second homestand of the 2004 season brings in two nationally ranked teams as No. 17 California and No. 14 Stanford travel to Pauley Pavilion this weekend. The Bruins have an unblemished record in the all-time series against the Golden Bears, while the Bruins have not recorded a win over the Cardinal since the 2000 season, when UCLA scored a pair of 3-0 victories over Stanford during that season. UCLA's Krystal McFarland is the only player on the 2004 team who has played on a Bruin team that defeated Stanford.

Successful Sweep in Arizona for Bruins
UCLA traveled to Arizona's McKale Center last Friday night having lost five straight matches to the Wildcats, including the last three matchups in Tucson. The Bruins answered the challenge, however, powering to a 3-1 victory aided by 10 service aces and three players with double-figure kills. Both Nana Meriwether and Colby Lyman served three aces in the match. The Bruins also out-blocked No. 17 Arizona by a 10.5-8 margin in the contest.

On Saturday night in Tempe, UCLA notched its fourth straight victory over Arizona State with three Bruins, led by senior Heather Cullen recording double-figure kills. Senior libero Chrissie Zartman recorded her 1,600th career kill in the match, becoming the first Bruin to reach that milestone. She is currently third in Pac-10 history with 1,610 career digs.

UCLA vs. No. 17 California (7-5, 2-1 Pac-10)
UCLA looks to defend its unblemished all-time record against the Golden Bears, holding a 44-0 all-time record against California. The Golden Bears are coming off of a five-game loss at Stanford on Friday night and are coached by sixth-year mentor Rich Feller. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Angie Pressey (125 kills, 4.03/game); ASSISTS- Samantha Carter (553, 13.49/game); ACES- Gabrielle Abernathy (18, 0.44/game); DIGS- Jillian Davis (222, 5.41/game); BLOCKS- Camille Leffall (44, 1.13/game).

UCLA vs. No. 14 Stanford (10-3, 3-0 Pac-10)
Stanford split last week's matches with a four-game loss at Saint Mary's and a five-game win at home over California. The Cardinal is led by 2004 U.S. Olympian Ogonna Nnamani, and are coached by John Dunning, who is in his fourth year at Stanford. UCLA leads the all-time series 34-29, although the Cardinal has won the six meetings with the Bruins. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Ogonna Nnamani (268, 5.36/game); ASSISTS- Bryn Kehoe (592, 12.08/game); ACES- Kehoe (17, 0.35/game); DIGS- Kristin Richards (181, 3.62/game); BLOCKS- Liz Suiter (86, 1.72/game).

Head Coach Andy Banachowski
In his 38th season on the Bruin bench, UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski remains one of the top coaches in his profession. On Sept. 1, 2001, he became the first collegiate women's volleyball coach in history to record 900 career wins, and is just the second collegiate volleyball coach for either gender to reach that milestone. UCLA men's coach Al Scates, for whom Banachowski was a setter during his collegiate career, posted his 1,000th career win in February, 2000. The first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA, Banachowski currently has a career record of 973-247 (.798), and has coached the Bruins to six national championships, including three NCAA titles.

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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
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
(26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-18, 25-22)
Sunday, Oct 18
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-21, 25-16, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
(25-22, 19-25, 28-26, 29-27)
Sunday, Oct 25
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
(25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 15-5)
Friday, Oct 30
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
(25-13, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16)
Sunday, Nov 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
(20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Nov 04
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 26-24, 25-17)
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16)
Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
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 - 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