Volleyball Travels to Arizona for Pac-10 Matches

Sept. 28, 2004

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Following a weekend stop for two Pac-10 matches in Pauley Pavilion last weekend, the Bruins return to the road this Friday and Saturday for a pair of conference matches at Arizona and Arizona State. The 17th-ranked Wildcats have won five of their last seven meetings with UCLA, including the last five. Conversely, the Bruins have won 15 of their last 16 meetings against Arizona State, including the last three meetings. The Arizona schools will travel to Pauley Pavilion for Halloween weekend. Both Arizona and Arizona State are still seeing their first Pac-10 win of the 2004 campaign.

Bruins Split With UW /WSU; Murphy Downs 1,000th Kill
The Bruins opened Pac-10 play on Friday night with a televised match against the third-ranked and undefeated Washington Huskies. UCLA started the match with a game one attack percentage more than .200 points lower than Washington's, but rebounded in the second game of the match with a .267 attack percentage while holding UW to a .191 clip. Senior outside hitter Brynn Murphy recorded her 1,000th career kill in the second game of the match. Brittany Ringel was UCLA's kill and points leader with 17 and 19, respectively, and she double-doubled with a season-high 12 digs in the match. Chrissie Zartman led all players with 24 digs in the four-game UW victory.

Both the story and the result changed on Saturday night when UCLA played host to Washington State at Pauley Pavilion. The Cougars trailed throughout the first game of the match and did not hold a lead of any kind until the 6-5 mark in game two. The Cougars had just one player with double-figure kills while hitting .134 as a team for the match. Becky Green led all players with 12 kills on the evening, while Zartman added 20 digs in the 30-19, 30-22, 30-26 UCLA win.

UCLA vs. No. 17 Arizona (8-4, 0-2 Pac-10)>BR> Arizona is still looking for its first Pac-10 victory of the season after a three-game loss at Stanford last Thursday and a five-game loss at California on Friday evening. The Wildcats are coached by David Rubio and trail the all-time series against UCLA by a 41-13 margin despite winning the last five meetings between the two schools. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Jennifer Abernathy (166 kills, 4.15/game); ASSISTS- Stephanie Butkus (499, 11.60/game); ACES- Abernathy (13, 0.32/game); DIGS- Kellin Mulvany (106, 2.52/game); BLOCKS- Jolene Killough (46, 1.12/game).

UCLA vs. Arizona State (5-5, 0-2 Pac-10)
Following a four-game loss at California and a three-game loss at Stanford last week, Arizona State is also seeking its first Pac-10 victory of the season. The Sun Devils are coached by second-year mentor Brad Saindon and trail the all-time series with UCLA by a 50-6 margin. UCLA has won the last three meetings between the two teams. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Nicole Morton (126, 3.60/game); ASSISTS- Rachel Mittlestaedt (318, 9.64/game); ACES- Sarah Watkins (12, 0.36/game); DIGS- Sydney Donahue (148, 4.11/game); BLOCKS- Colette Meek (47, 1.38/game).

Head Coach Andy Banachowski
In his 38th season on the Bruin bench, UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski remains one of the top coaches in his profession. On Sept. 1, 2001, he became the first collegiate women's volleyball coach in history to record 900 career wins, and is just the second collegiate volleyball coach for either gender to reach that milestone. UCLA men's coach Al Scates, for whom Banachowski was a setter during his collegiate career, posted his 1,000th career win in February, 2000. The first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA, Banachowski currently has a career record of 971-247 (.797), and has coached the Bruins to six national championships, including three NCAA titles.

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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
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 - 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