Women's Volleyball Defeats No. 5 Hawai'i for Hawaiian Airlines Classic Title

Sept. 3, 2001


HONOLULU - UCLA snapped a three-match losing streak against Hawai'i on Sunday night, downing the host Wahine 3-0 in the championship match of the 14th annual Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. Game scores were 30-25, 30-25, 30-24, as the Bruins improve to 3-0 on the season. Hawai'i falls to 2-3 with the loss.

The Bruins and Wahine traded sideouts for the majority of the match as just 17 of the 55 points in the game would have scored under the previous sideout format. The Bruins prevailed with a 30-25 win, hitting .307 to Hawaii's .220, helped along by Kristee Porter's seven kills and three block assists.

Porter continued her hot hitting in the second game, racking up 10 more kills en route to another 30-25 game win for the Bruins, and recorded her 24th and 25th kills of the match in game three, giving her 2,001 kills for her Bruin career.

Senior setter Erika Selsor also surpassed a milestone during Sunday's match, notching her 5,000th career kill during the match. The Bruins wrapped up the match and the tournament title with a 30-24 win in the third and final game of the match. UCLA hit .297 as a team as compared to Hawaii's .214. Porter led all players with her 25 kills, connecting at an impressive .404 rate with 47 swings and just six errors. She also double-doubled, recording 14 digs in the match.

"We took the intensity up tonight," said head coach Andy Banachowski. "As we played through the match we gained more confidence an we got our block working. We're maturing as a team, and we have three seniors that were hungry for a win tonight."

Three Bruins were named to the All-Tournament team, including junior Lauren Fendrick an seniors Ashley Bowles and Porter. Bowles became a four-time All-Tournament Team selection at the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic, while Porter was named the tournament MVP for the second consecutive season.

The Bruins return to action next Friday, September 7, against Notre Dame at the US Bank/Arby's Classic in Lincoln, NE. Match time is scheduled for 4:30 pm CT.

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