Volleyball Defeats BYU in Four Games

Sept. 18, 2004

Final Stats

PROVO, UTAH - The sixth-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team earned a four-game victory over BYU on Saturday night in Provo, Utah. UCLA had two players with double-figure kills, led by senior Brittany Ringel with 21 in the match. The Bruins (7-2), return home to Pauley Pavilion next weekend for Pac-10 matches against Washington and Washington State.

After a .143 team attack percentage in the first game of the match for the Bruins, UCLA rebounded, hitting .227 in game two, .273 in game three and .333 in the fourth and final game of the match. For the match, the Bruins hit .249 to BYU's .212, and pulled off the four-game victory. The Cougars led the Bruins in team digs (70-53) and blocks (12-10) in front of 1,106 fans in Smith Fieldhouse.

The Cougars were in control early, jumping out to a 6-3 lead in game one. UCLA closed the gap at 7-6 and kept the game close until two Lindsey Metcalf blocks helped extend BYU's lead from 19-17 to 22-17. From there the Cougars cruised to a 30-24 win, the final point coming on a Bruin service error. Richards, Hartsock, and Brown led a balanced Cougar attack with four kills each and Hartsock and Metcalf kept the UCLA hitters at bay with three kills apiece.

The Bruins rebounded from the game one loss to take a 7-1 lead in the second. BYU closed the gap to two at 6-8 behind two Lott kills. The score remained close until UCLA went on a 7-1 run to extend the lead to 21-13. Ringel had five kills for the Bruins while Meriwether had three. As the team, UCLA out-blocked the Cougars 6-0. Lott paced BYU in the second with seven kills.

Both squads came out hungry in the third game, as the score remained close throughout. BYU was able to take a 15-13 lead on a Hartsock kill but the Bruins came back on a 7-3 run capped by a Ringel kill. Down 22-20, the Cougars went on a 4-0 run that included a Richard's ace. With the score tied at 28, Kim Wilson came up with a big kill to give BYU the one point advantage. But UCLA came back with a three-point run to take the game and go up two games to one. Ringel had eight kills in the third to boost the Bruins.

UCLA carried its momentum over from game three into the fourth and jumped out to a 14-4 lead. The Cougars would close the gap to seven at 8-15 but the Bruins were too much as they took the game 30-18, winning the match in four.

The Bruins return home on Friday night with a 7 pm start against Pac-10 foe Washington. The game will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on FOX Sports Net. UCLA will then continue its first home stand of the season with a Saturday evening match against Washington State. Both matches will have live audio broadcasts available on uclabruins.com.

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
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
(26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-18, 25-22)
Sunday, Oct 18
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-21, 25-16, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
(25-22, 19-25, 28-26, 29-27)
Sunday, Oct 25
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
(25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 15-5)
Friday, Oct 30
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
(25-13, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16)
Sunday, Nov 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
(20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Nov 04
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 26-24, 25-17)
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16)
Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
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