Women's Volleyball Downs Washington, 3-0

Sept. 27, 2002

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - Three Bruins downed 12 kills in the match as UCLA won its home opener on Friday night in Pauley Pavilion, defeating Washington 31-29, 30-27, 30-25. Brittany Ringel, Lauren Fendrick and Heather Cullen downed 12 kills apiece, with Ringel finishing the match error-free with a .571 attack percentage.

UCLA started the match hot, sprinting to an early 6-0 lead before Washington fought back to tie the match at 16-16. Cira Wright and Fendrick were the key elements early on, as Wright had three kills and a solo block and Fendrick had two kills during that early run. Once the match score entered the 20s the outcome was still uncertain, as the teams were tied seven times between 22-22 and 29-29 before the Bruins connected on a Lauren Fendrick kill, her ninth of the game, and a block by Wright and Brynn Murphy to give UCLA the 31-29 game one victory.

It was more of the same in game two, as neither team could mount more than a three-point lead early on before the game was tied at 18-18. From there, the Bruins slowly pulled away to a 27-24 lead before the Huskies closed to within a point at 27-26, but UCLA was able to come away with the 30-27 win to go to the locker rooms up 2-0.

In game three, the Huskies held leads as large as four points before the Bruins put together a four-point run to tie the game at 22-22. UCLA then capitalized on a UW service error to start a three-point run, giving the Bruins their first lead of the game. UCLA was able to close it out from there to earn the 30-25 game three win in just over 90 minutes of play.

Brittany Ringel hit .571 in the match, connecting for 12 kills on 21 swings without an attack error. Teammates Lauren Fendrick and Heather Cullen also contributed 12 kills apiece, while sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman led all players with 10 digs, while Wright led the Bruins on the blocks with one solo and four block assists for the match.

UCLA returns to action on Saturday night with a 7 pm start against No. 18 Washington State. The match will be broadcast live on the internet at www.uclabruins.com.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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