Bruins Host USC for Lexus Gauntlet Women's Volleyball Match

Nov. 9, 2004

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With a Friday night win over 11th-ranked California, the Bruins have snapped a two-match losing streak and look to continue their winning ways this Friday. The Bruins will play host to the two-time defending NCAA Champions and cross-town rivals USC in a Lexus Gauntlet match. The Women of Troy hold an eight-match winning streak over the Bruins dating back to the 2000 season. That streak includes a 3-0 win by USC at the Lyon Center on October 15. UCLA leads the 2004-05 Gauntlet race by a 12.5-5.0 margin with UCLA earning 2.5 points in men's water polo and five each in women's soccer and women's cross country. All of USC's five points come from the Oct. 15 win in women's volleyball.

Bruins Fall to Stanford, Remain Perfect vs. California
Five-game matches have come in pairs for the Bruins this season and last week was no exception. A Thursday night match at Stanford resulted in a five-game loss and was immediately followed by a five-game victory over California at Haas Pavilion. Junior MB Nancy Barba had a career weekend against the Bay Area schools, setting then-career high totals of 14 kills and 15 points against Stanford before topping both of those marks with 15 kills and 19 points against California on Friday. Barba added a career-high seven blocks (1 BS/6 BA) against the Golden Bears. Senior libero Chrissie Zartman also posted a career-high number on Friday night at California, recording 31 digs in the five-game match. Zartman now has 1,822 career digs, and her 31-dig performance ranks third in UCLA single-match history and is the seventh 30-dig performance in Bruin history. Zartman is the only Bruin with more than one 30-dig match in her career, having also accomplished the feat against Hawaii (30 digs) earlier this season.

UCLA vs. USC (15-4, 10-3 Pac-10)
The two-time defending NCAA Champion Women of Troy visit Pauley Pavilion this Friday for the final regular season match-up between the two teams. USC holds an eight-match winning streak over the Bruins including a 3-0 win at the Lyon Center on Oct. 15. For the second time this season, UCLA will face the Women of Troy immediately after USC lost via a sweep (swept by California on 10/9, swept by Stanford 11/5). USC is coached by Mick Haley. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Keao Burdine (265 kills, 3.90/game); ASSISTS- Allison Dillon (480, 7.27/game); ACES- Burdine (23, 0.34/game); DIGS- Debora Seilhamer (328, 4.90/game); BLOCKS- Emily Adams (105, 1.54/game).

The Lexus Gauntlet: UCLA vs. USC
Friday's match will assign the final five points for the 2004-05 athletic year, with USC having collected the first five women's volleyball points of this season with a 3-0 win on Oct. 15 at the Lyon Center. The Bruins won the award for the 2002-03 year, while USC was presented with the inaugural award following the 2001-02 athletic year and won the trophy following the 2003-04 season. Women's Volleyball accounts for 10 points in the Gauntlet standings. There are a total of 110 points available, distributed over 18 sports. For more information on the Lexus Gauntlet, CLICK HERE

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 978-252 (.796), 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