Volleyball Falls to Stanford in Four

Nov. 11, 2006

Final Stats

STANFORD, Calif. - Fifth-ranked UCLA dropped its third match of the 2006 season on Saturday night at No. 2 Stanford, falling 17-30, 30-25, 30-26, 30-27 to the Cardinal at Maples Pavilion in a Dig for the Cure match. The Bruins fall to 25-3 (12-3 Pac-10) with the loss and are now tied with USC for third place in the Pac-10 standings.

The Bruins were hot in the opening game of the match, hitting .464 as a team with 14 kills on 28 attacks with just one error.

Unfortunately, UCLA's pinpoint offensive accuracy did not transfer to the remainder of the match. The Bruins had an equal numbers of kills and errors in game two and went on to hit .104 in game three and .157 in game four for a .144 attack percentage as a team in the match. Stanford hit just .165 as a team in the match.

UCLA was led by Nana Meriwether who had 17 kills and 13 blocks (1 solo, 12 assists) in the match with a .361 individual attack percentage. Rachell Johnson also finished with double-figure kills, finishing with 12 in the match to go along with all four of the team's service aces. The Bruins had four players with double-figure digs, led by sophomore libero Jordan Smith with 23.

UCLA out-blocked the Cardinal 17.5-14 and out-dug them 85-79.

The Bruins return to action on Friday night, Nov. 17, with a 7 pm Lexus Gauntlet match against No. 6 USC in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins will play their final four regular season matches in Pauley, with the Nov. 17 USC match, a Nov. 20 contest against Pepperdine and Thanksgiving weekend matches against Oregon State and Oregon Nov. 24 and 25, respectively.

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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 - 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