Women's Volleyball Falls to Pepperdine, 3-0

Oct. 30, 2001

Final Stats

MALIBU, CA - Despite nearly extending the match to four games, the UCLA women's volleyball team fell to No. 13 Pepperdine3-0 on Tuesday night. Game scores were 30-25, 30-25, 34-32. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 11-6, while the Waves improve to 16-3.

In game one, the teams played a back-and-forth match, with the Waves taking an early 7-4 lead before the Bruins stormed back with four straight points to go ahead 8-7. From there, neither team took more than a one point lead prior to the last tie of the match, at 22-22. Pepperdine then put together two three-point runs to take a 27-23 lead before putting away the game by a 30-25 margin.

Game two was also closely fought early, and the Bruins had the score tied as late as 18-18 before the Waves put together six straight points behind the service of Melissa Snow to go up 24-18, eventually putting the game away with a 30-25 score.

The Bruins came out with a different starting lineup in game three, with head coach Andy Banachowski putting Brittany Ringel in place of Heather Cullen. UCLA built a 27-24 lead and served for the game at 29-27. The Waves continued to fight back, tying the game at 29-29, and would for the match at 31-30 and 32-31 before converting with a kill from Stacy Rouwenhorst for the 34-32 win.

"We had a few breakdowns tonight, especially with their short serves," said Banachowski. "We played better in game three, but we had some critical errors at the end of the game."

For the second consecutive match, senior Ashley Bowles and junior Lauren Fendrick finished with identical kill totals, this time with 14 apiece. Angela Eckmier also finished with double-figure kills, hitting .556 with 12 kills to go along with two solo blocks and two block assists.

The Bruins return to Pauley Pavilion this weekend with matches against Washington State on Friday and Washington on Sunday. Both matches are scheduled for 7 pm starts and will be broadcast live on www.uclabruins.com.

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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 - 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