Volleyball Travels to ASU and Arizona for Final Pac-10 Road Trip

Nov. 16, 2005

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UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski earned his 1,000th career victory with a dramatic upset victory over then-No. 2 Washington on Saturday night in Pauley Pavilion. Banachowski's Bruins will now look to extend their winning streak to a season-high six matches as the Bruins travel to Arizona State and Arizona for a pair of Pac-10 matches. The last time the Bruins took on the Arizona schools, UCLA defeated the Sun Devils in four games and lost to Arizona 3-1 in Pauley Pavilion.

Nellie Spicer Named Pac-10, National Player of the Week
UCLA freshman setter Nellie Spicer has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA and Pac-10 Player of the Week for Nov. 7-13. Spicer, a freshman from Barrington, Ill., steered UCLA's offense to a five-game road win at Pepperdine, a sweep of Washington State, and a five-game win over previously undefeated Pac-10 leader and then No. 2 Washington. She tied her career-high with seven kills at Pepperdine on Tuesday and also set career-highs with seven blocks and 12 points. In the Bruins' upset over the Huskies, Spicer dished out a career-high 71 assists, the first 70+ assist performance by a UCLA setter since Krystal McFarland had a 76-assist performance in a five-game loss to Hawai'i on Sept. 11, 2004. McFarland and Spicer's 70+ assist performances are the only such performances in UCLA history since the start of rally scoring in 2001.

Arizona State Sun Devils (7-17, 2-12 Pac-10)
The Sun Devils have had a difficult 2005 campaign and enter Friday night's match having lost their last four contests and 12 of their last 13 matches. Earlier this season, UCLA defeated the Sun Devils 3-1 in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins hold a 53-6 all-time advantage in the series including wins in the last six meetings. ASU is coached by Brad Saindon, who is in his third year with the Sun Devils. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Nicole Morton (3.23/game), ASSISTS- Giovana Melo (9.21/game), ACES- Staci Smith (0.33/game), DIGS- Sydney Donahue (6.25/game), BLOCKS- Staci Smith (0.90/game).

Arizona Wildcats (18-5, 10-4 Pac-10)
The Wildcats dropped a four-game match at California on Thursday night but rebounded with a dramatic five-game victory in Maples Pavilion on Friday, downing Stanford 18-16 in game five. The `Cats are led by head coach David Rubio, who is in his 15th season at Arizona. UCLA holds a 41-15 lead in the all-time series with Arizona winning the last two meetings. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Kim Glass (5.20/game), ASSISTS- Amy Dyck (11.85/game), ACES- Kim Glass (0.43/game), DIGS- Brittany Leonard (3.85/game), BLOCKS- Bre Ladd (1.20/game).

Banachowski Wins 1,000th Match with Upset of Washington
A dramatic five-game upset win over then-No. 2 and undefeated Washington on Nov. 12 in Pauley Pavilion made UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski the first women's collegiate volleyball coach to win 1,000 career matches. Banachowski, who holds a career record of 1,000-263 (.792), is in his 39th season on the Bruin bench. He trails only UCLA men's coach Al Scates for wins by a collegiate volleyball coach.

Banachowski was an All-America setter for Scates during his collegiate career at UCLA. (Scates holds a career record of 1109-200.) The first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Mass., Banachowski has coached the Bruins to six national championships, including three NCAA titles.

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
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 - 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