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Post Game Quotes
By: UCLA Athletics

Dec. 6, 2003

Recap| Final Stats

UCLA Head Coach Andy Banachowski

"We are excited to be travelling to Lincoln next week. I don't think that we played as smoothly as we did last night. Irvine presented a few different problems for us. Their size was a big factor tonight. They are a good size blocking team that gave us some problems and had a good match. We're happy to come out of here with the win."

"I think their size affected some of what we were doing. Like I've always said, blocking is a really streaky thing. We were in San Diego's wheelhouse last night. Irvine's hitters are a little different and presented some different problems. We didn't' block as well. We wanted to rely a little more on our digging tonight. Fortunately, that pulled us through quite well."

"When we're at our best, we're balanced. It's a little bit of everything. I think that tonight, the blocking wasn't there that was there last night, but we still played good defense. We served pretty well. Our key is our balance. It isn't any particular thing or player. Everybody has to be on and we all have to be doing what we need to do."

"There were a couple of streaks where we were able to separate ourselves from Irvine, but for most of the match, it seemed like we were just siding out back and forth."

"I think that Irvine did a great job this season. They've had some tremendous wins. Their two outside hitters were really superb tonight. They have good size all the way around. They're going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future in the Big West."

On facing Nebraska in the Regional Semifinal: "Nebraska is always big. They have always been a strong attacking team. They might have a little more finesse in their attacking game this year. It will be a fun challenge to play them in front of their fans. They always fill up their coliseum to play, so there should be about 5,000 people there. It will make for an exciting match."

UCLA's Heather Cullen

On Game Three: "I think that we were less frantic. The whole game we felt out of control, we weren't playing our game. Towards the end of the game, we pulled together and said that we have to finish this game and head to Nebraska."

UCLA's Colby Lyman

On game three "We realized that it was our last game at home and we wanted to finish strong."

UC Irvine Head Coach Charlie Brande

"I thought we played with great intensity. I'm very proud of how hard we played. As things got close, some of our inexperience showed. We made some mistakes that we probably shouldn't have made. We played maybe our best match of the year. We adjusted to what they were doing very well. We played at the same tempo and were very competitive."

"We were very excited to play Missouri in the first round. We thought that it was a team we were going to be very competitive with them. We were excited about playing UCLA in Pauley Pavilion. They have a great tradition and coaching staff. It was a challenge we were looking forward to all year. It was exactly what we wanted to do. I think you'll find that each of us are very proud of the way we played and performed."

"This has been the best season in school history.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
(26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-18, 25-22)
Sunday, Oct 18
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-21, 25-16, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
(25-22, 19-25, 28-26, 29-27)
Sunday, Oct 25
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
(25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 15-5)
Friday, Oct 30
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
(25-13, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16)
Sunday, Nov 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
(20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Nov 04
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 26-24, 25-17)
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16)
Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
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