No. 6 Stanford Gets by No. 16 Bruins in Four Games

Nov. 25, 2005

Box Score

The No. 16 women's volleyball team won game one, but it was all Cardinal as No. 6 Stanford (24-5, 13-4 Pac-10) defeated UCLA (17-10, 9-8 Pac-10) in four games (30-24, 28-30, 23-30, 28-30). Junior Rachell Johnson led the team with 21 kills, while junior Nana Meriwether had seven blocks.

As a team, the Bruins hit for .206 compared to Stanford's .275. The Cardinal's Kristin Richards notched 31 kills and 16 digs in the win while hitting for .367 (31-9-60). Junior Katie Carter also posted double-digit kills with 18, while freshman Nellie Spicer led the team wtih 13 digs. The Bruins posted seven aces in the match as Spicer recorded two of her own.

Johnson started the Bruin scoring in game one with a kill as UCLA dominated game one. The Bruins led by as many as nine points during the first game, eventually winning 30-23. UCLA had three aces, while two Stanford players, Nji Nnamani (-.333) and Erin Waller (-.500) posted negative averages. As a team, Stanford hit for just .098 compared to UCLA's .265 in the first game.

Senior Nancy Barba opened up game one with a kill, but Stanford would take a five-point lead at 12-7 early on. A dump play by freshman Kaitlin Sather would tie the game at 25-25, but Stanford would pull away for a 30-28 win. Game two saw Stanford hit for .361, while UCLA hit just.244.

Stanford scored first in game three, but a roof by Meriwether would tie the game at 3 all. Meriwether followed that up with a kill to give UCLA their first lead of the game (4-3). Stanford would re-take the lead, but an ace serve by freshman Blair Socci would tie the game at 12-12. Stanford would pull away in the second half of the game to win 30-23, while UCLA hit just .111 compared to the Cardinal's .366.

In the final game, it would be a back and forth battle early on, but Stanford would jump out to a 23-13 lead. UCLA battled back, using a 13-4 run to pull within 27-26, but the Cardinal would hold on to win 30-28.

UCLA will conclude the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 26 as they host California at 7:00 pm in Pauley Pavilion. It will also be the final regular season home game for the Bruins' only senior, Nancy Barba, who will be honored for her career with the team on Saturday.

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 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
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