#4 UCLA Women's Volleyball Sweeps Oregon State

Nov. 24, 2006

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - Nana Meriwether had 11 kills and six blocks while Kaitlin Sather added seven kills and a career-high six aces as fourth-ranked UCLA easily swept Oregon State on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion, 30-12, 30-15, 30-26.

UCLA improves to 28-3, 14-3 Pac-10, while OSU falls to 3-23, 0-17 Pac -10.

UCLA trailed just twice all night, the first coming on the opening point of the match. However, the Bruins quickly claimed the lead by scoring the next seven points, including four-consecutive OSU errors. The Bruin lead was four points at 14-10 when UCLA began dominating the rest of game one, going on a 16-2 run the rest of the way as the Bruins hit .345 in game one while holding OSU to a -.212 en route to the 30-12 decision.

Game two was more of the same as UCLA jumped out to an 11-1 lead thanks to five aces by Sather in the opening rotation. The Bruin lead was comfortably in the teens at 22-9 as UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski took the opportunity to insert several substitutes off the bench. The teams would sideout the final five serves as UCLA took a 30-15 win in game two.

Oregon State claimed its final lead of the night on the opening point of game three, but UCLA scored the next four points to take a 4-1 lead. The Bruins again pushed the margin to a comfortable nine points at 14-5 as, once again, UCLA took advantage of the opportunity for some reserves to see playing time prior to next weekend's start of the NCAA Tournament. Oregon State hung tough and closed the margin to one point at 22-21 and 26-25. Two Katie Carter kills helped UCLA reach match point and a Sather kill ended the night as the Bruins picked up the sweep.

Meriwether had 11 kills and hit .400 to tally 14.5 points in the match while Ali Daley had 10 kills and five blocks for 12.5 points. Sather tied Meriwether with 14.5 points thanks to her career-best serving night, topping the five aces she posted three times, most recently earlier this season against Tennessee Tech. Colby Lyman tallied a match-high 13 digs and Nellie Spicer dished 38 assists as UCLA outhit OSU as a team, .307 to .032. OSU was paced by Rachel Rourke with nine kills and 12.0 points.

UCLA wraps up the regular season on Saturday night with a 5 p.m. match against Oregon in Pauley Pavilion. The NCAA Tournament selections are scheduled to be announced on Sunday afternoon (November 26) at 12:30 p.m. PST and will be telecast live on ESPNEWS.

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 - 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
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