Bruins Win Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt Invitational

Sept. 16, 2006

Final Stats

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The third-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team extended their season-opening winning streak to 13 matches on Saturday afternoon with victories over Long Island (30-20, 30-25, 30-14) and tournament host Maryland (30-22, 30-23, 30-23) at the Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt Invitational. Nellie Spicer and Ali Daley earned All-Tournament honors with Nana Meriwether selected as the Tournament MVP.

UCLA def. Long Island Final Stats
Nana Meriwether and Katie Carter each had 12 kills against the Blackbirds as Meriwether hit .750 for the match with 12 kills on 16 error-free attacks while Katie Carter had 12 kills, four aces and two block assists for a match-high 17 points. UCLA hit .398 as a team for the match, including a .471 team attack percentage in game one and a .455 mark in the third game. Five Bruins hit over.300 individually in the match with all of those players connecting on at least four kills.

UCLA out-dug the Blackbirds 44-34, had six aces to LIU's five and doubled up Long Island on the blocks, 6-3. The Bruins played 14 different student-athletes in the match.

UCLA def. Maryland: 30-22, 30-23, 30-23 Final Stats
Three Bruins posted double-figure kills in UCLA's tournament finale against host Maryland, led by Ali Daley with 19 kills. Daley finished with 20 points in the match, adding two block assists. Nana Meriwether contributed 14 kills and five block assists for the contest and posted five block assists for 16.5 points while hitting .684 on 19 attacks. Kaitlin Sather added 10 kills off the bench, adding a service ace and a block assist for 11.5 points.

Nellie Spicer had 50 assists in the match and had three of UCLA's eight service aces, a total matched by Colby Lyman who had six kills, three aces and three block assists for 10.5 points. Spicer piloted the Bruin offense to a .397 attack percentage for the match, including a .357 mark in game one, .400 in game two and .436 in game three.

After 11 days away from Los Angeles, the Bruins will spend 72 hours on campus this week before opening Pac-10 play with matches at Oregon on Thursday and Oregon State on Friday.

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 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
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