Women's Volleyball Ends Run in Regional Final

Dec. 7, 2001

Final Stats

LONG BEACH, CA - After advancing to its third consecutive NCAA Regional Final, the Bruins were unable to advance to the Final Four, falling to top-ranked and undefeated Long Beach State with game scores of 30-25, 30-28, 30-21. With the loss, UCLA concludes its 2001 season with a record of 21-9, while The Beach advances to next week's Final Four with a 31-0 record.

UCLA started the match on a 5-0 tear that included two blocks by Angela Eckmier, two service aces by Lauren Fendrick and a Kristee Porter kill. The Beach answered back, however, putting together three-point scoring runs at numerous points in the match en route to the 30-25 win. The Bruins hit .306 in the opening game and out-blocked Long Beach by a 4-1 margin, but Tayyiba Haneef had eight kills in the game as Long Beach ht .432. For the Bruins, Porter opened with six game-one kills to lead the team.

Senior setter Erika Selsor opened game two with an ace to give UCLA a 1-0 lead, but The Beach fired right back, tearing out to a 7-3 lead before UCLA called its first time out of the game. UCLA scrapped back into the game behind a four-point service run by freshman defensive specialist Chrissie Zartman, bringing the Bruins to within two points at 13-11.

UCLA would again climb to within two later in the game, this time with a four-point service run by UCLA's other DS, Stacey Lee brought it to 20-18. UCLA would creep to within one point as late as 29-27, but Haneef converted a kill to give Long Beach the 2-0 lead heading into the locker rooms between games two and three.

The teams traded scoring runs early in game three, with the teams tied as late as 10-10. From there, The Beach chipped away, pulling away for the 30-21 final game win.

"We had a good start tonight," said UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski, "but we lost our momentum and had some streaky play. We couldn't quite hang with Long Beach, but I'm pleased with the effort of the team."

Porter led the way for UCLA with 14 kills, followed by Lauren Fendrick with nine and Ashley Bowles with eight. The Bruins were able to out-block LBSU by a 10-8 margin, and were led individually by Eckmier with six (one solo, five assists). Both Porter and Eckmier were named to the All-Regional team.

UCLA's three record-breaking seniors conclude their careers with impressive statistical totals to go with their three NCAA Regional Championship appearances. Bowles finishes with 1,656 kills (seventh, UCLA history), 1,269 digs (second, UCLA history) and 145 service aces (sixth, UCLA history).

Selsor, the Pac-10 and UCLA record holder for career asssits, recorded her 1,000th career dig in Friday night's match, becoming the 12th player in UCLA history to reach that milestone. Her final tally of 6,234 assists ranks eighth in NCAA history.

Porter, who is the Pac-10 and UCLA record holder for career kills, finishes with 1,119 career digs (seventh, UCLA history) and 2,225 career kills, which ranks 14th on the NCAA's all-time list.

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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 - 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