Women's Volleyball Sweeps USD, Advances to Omaha Regional

Dec. 3, 2005

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LOS ANGELES - The No. 16 seed UCLA women's volleyball team won its second round match of the NCAA Championship against visiting San Diego 3-0 (30-24, 30-23, 30-19) Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion. With the win, the Bruins improve to 20-10 on the season and advance to the Regional Semifinals in Omaha, Neb., to face No. 1 seed Nebraska at 5 pm PT on Dec. 9. The game will be broadcast live on www.uclabruins.com.

UCLA was led by junior middle blocker Nana Meriwether who finished the match with 14 kills on a .824 (14-0-17) hitting percentage, which is the eighth-best mark all-time in school history.

Senior Nancy Barba and freshman Kaitlin Sather finished with 11 kills apiece, and sophomore Rachell Johnson posted 10 kills on the night. Freshman setter Nellie Spicer tallied 41 assists.

UCLA posted a .412 (57-10-114) attack percentage on the night, while holding San Diego to only a .164 (39-20-116) hitting percentage. This was the best team attack percentage for the Bruins in a match this season, topping the .358 mark for UCLA against Oregon State on Oct. 8 in Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruins jumped ahead of the Toreros in the middle of the first game, using an 11-5 run to go up 20-13. UCLA would convert that momentum into a 30-24 game one win.

In the second game, San Diego held tight and trailed 21-18 before UCLA put together a 7-2 run to extend its lead to 29-20. The Toreros would rally for three more points and cut the Bruins' lead to 29-23, but would not get any closer.

San Diego kept things close in the first part of the third game and trailed only 11-10. UCLA then used a 13-4 run to take control of the match to lead 24-14, and would run away with a 30-19 game three win.

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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