Volleyball Travels to Oregon, Oregon State

Nov. 2, 2005

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UCLA lost a hard-fought four-game match at USC on Friday night and will now continue a four-match stretch of road contests with a trip to Oregon State and Oregon this week. UCLA will conclude the road swing next Tuesday with a match at Pepperdine. With nine matches remaining in the 2005 regular season, four will take place in Pauley Pavilion including a Nov. 12 appearance by undefeated and second-ranked Washington, and the Bay Area schools traveling to Southern California over Thanksgiving weekend.

Oregon Ducks (11-11, 1-10 Pac-10)
The Ducks lost both matches on the road in the Bay Area last weekend, and have lost 10 of their last 11 matches, all in Pac-10 play. Oregon started the conference season with an eight-match losing streak, including a three-game loss to the Bruins on Oct. 7 in Pauley Pavilion. Oregon's Jim Moore is in his first season as head coach of the Ducks. UCLA holds a 42-1 all-time record against Oregon, and has won the last 36 meetings. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Mira Djuric (4.30/game), ASSISTS- Heather Madison (6.49/game)/ Erica Bartruff (5.96/game), ACES- Mira Djuric (0.61/game), DIGS- Katie Swoboda (4.41/game), BLOCKS- Erin Little (0.91/game).

Oregon State Beavers (8-6, 4-7 Pac-10)
Oregon State scored a stunning upset on Thursday night, downing then-No. 15 California in Berkeley with a five-game victory. After starting the Pac-10 schedule 1-5, including a three-game loss in Pauley Pavilion where UCLA freshman libero Jordan Smith served 15 straight points in a 30-6 second-game win. The Beavers are currently half a game behind UCLA in the Pac-10 standings. Oregon State is led by first-year head coach Terry Liskevych. The Bruins hold a 38-2 all-time record against Oregon State, including wins in the last seven meetings. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Brittany Cahoon (3.07/game), ASSISTS- Desma Stovall (8.55/game), ACES- Karah Rhoades (0.24/game), DIGS- Karah Rhoades (2.53/game), BLOCKS- Brittany Cahoon (1.12/game).

Banachowski Nears 1,000th Victory
Currently holding a career record of 995-263 (.791), UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski needs just five more wins to become the first Collegiate Women's Volleyball head coach with 1,000 career wins. In his 39th season on the Bruin bench, Banachowski 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 - 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