Bruins Down Ducks in Three Games: 30-15, 30-23, 30-24

Oct. 7, 2005

Box Score

The No. 21 UCLA Bruins defeated the Oregon Ducks in three straight games (30-15, 30-23, 30-24) in Pac-10 women's volleyball action on Friday night in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins improved to 8-5 (1-3 Pac-10), while the Ducks fell to 10-6 (0-5 Pac-10).

As a team, UCLA hit .268 while recording 15.0 team blocks. Oregon hit just .009 for the match with only 4.0 team blocks. The match also marked the return of junior Colby Lyman, who had been out for the past five matches with a bone bruise to her left knee. Lyman led the team with 13 digs and recorded four aces in her first game back in action after the injury.

Junior Nana Meriwether led the team with 9 kills and an attack percentage of .643. Meriwether also recorded 10 blocks in the match (2-8). Senior Nancy Barba and freshman Kaitlin Sather each added eight kills, while Sather led the team with five aces.

In game one the Bruins opened up with a 4-0 run and continued to dominate the Ducks, going on to win game one 30-15 with game point being scored on a dump by freshman Nellie Spicer. As a team, UCLA was hitting .212 with 9.0 team blocks compared to Oregon's -.222 and 1.0 team block. Meriwether hit for .500 (3K-0E-6TA) with seven blocks in the first game alone.

Game two looked to be in Oregon's favor as they opened up an early 3-0 lead on the Bruins, but UCLA tied the game at 3-3. The Ducks used a 6-1 run to pull to a 9-4 lead, but the Bruins closed to 9-10 after a kill by Nancy Barba. With the game tied at 11, another kill by Barba would give UCLA its first lead of the second game as the Bruins would go on to win game two 30-23. As a team, UCLA raised their attack percentage to .406 in the second game as three of their players (Kaitlin Sather, Meriwether and junior Katie Carter) had six kills a piece.

UCLA jumped out to an early 5-1 lead in game three, but Oregon would tie it up at 9. With the score tied at 13 all, the Bruins would begin to pull away as they went on an 11-2 run to lead 24-15. A kill by Meriwether would give the Bruins a game three win and its first Pac-10 victory of the season.

The Bruins return to action on Saturday against Oregon State in Pauley Pavilion at 7:00 pm.

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