Bruin Volleyball Falls to California

Sept. 23, 2005

Final Stats

BERKELEY, Calif. - The 13th-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team dropped a three-game match on Friday night at California, falling 30-26, 30-24, 30-28. Junior middle blocker Nana Meriwether led the Bruins with 11.5 points in the loss.

In the opening game, the teams were tied at 4-4 before the Golden Bears took the lead for good. Cal hit .306 to UCLA's .267 in the game, downing 20 kills to UCLA's 10. Game two saw UCLA take an early lead and stay even or ahead of Cal to the 23-23 mark, when Cal pulled away, scoring seven of the last eight points of the game to take a two games to none lead into the break.

A similar pattern emerged in game three, with the teams tied as late as 26-26 before Cal edged ahead. UCLA stayed within one point to the 29-28 mark before an Angie Pressey kill put the game and match away for the Golden Bears.

Nana Meriwether led UCLA with eight kills and six blocks, one solo and five assists. Kelsey Hall had a team-high 12 digs in the contest. This is the first-ever loss for the Bruins to Cal, with UCLA holding a 46-1 advantage in the all-time series.

UCLA returns to action on Saturday night with a 7 pm match at No. 3 Stanford. The match will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by CSTV, airing at 3 pm PT on Sunday.

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 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
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