Oct. 5, 2002
STANFORD, CA - Sophomore outside hitter Brittany Ringel led UCLA with 15 kills as the No. 4 ranked Stanford women's volleyball team defeated No. 13 UCLA, 3-1, tonight in Maples Pavilion before a crowd of 2,750. Game scores were 30-24, 25-30, 30-25, 30-22.
The Cardinal improve to 13-2 on the year, 4-1 in the Pac-10 while the Bruins fall to 10-6, 3-3 in league play.
Stanford staked a 9-2 lead in game one as UCLA called a timeout after an Ashley Ivy/Jennifer Harvey block. The Cardinal continued to roll forcing a second Bruin timeout at 18-8 on an Anna Robinson dump. UCLA closed the gap to 17-24 on a Cardinal blocking error but Stanford proved to be too much winning 30-24 on an Ogonna Nnamani kill.
The Bruins took the early 9-5 lead in game two but led by just one (15-14) at the media timeout. The Cardinal took their first timeout trailing 30-23 and the second at 22-26. UCLA continued to push on reaching game point on a Stanford hitting error at 29-25. They would win game two 30-25.
UCLA led game three 15-13 at the first media timeout but the Cardinal came back to take the led at 16-15 on an Ivy kill. The two teams traded points and found themselves tied at 21-all. Stanford inched ahead taking the 25-23 lead on a block by Harvey and Nnamani. They reached game and match point on a kill by Nnamani. The Cardinal won game three 30-25 on an Ivy service ace. The ace was the 100th career service ace of Ivy's career.
Stanford took the early 11-6 lead, forcing a Bruins timeout after a UCLA hitting error. The Cardinal continued to widen the gap going up 21-14 on a Nnamani kill. The Bruins closed the gap to 18-24 on a service ace forcing a Stanford timeout. With the Cardinal leading 26-22, Stanford scored the last four consecutive points to close out the match, 30-22 on a Bruins hitting error.
The Bruins were led by Brittany Ringel's 15 kills. Lauren Fendrik added 14 kills and a match-high 19 digs. Heather Cullen had 10 kills and 12 digs on the night for UCLA, while both of UCLA's middle blockers, Angela Eckmier and Cira Wright, posted five blocks in the match.
UCLA returns to action on Thursday and Friday nights in Pauley Pavilion as the Bruins play host to the Oregon schools. Both matches are scheduled for 7 pm starts, and will be broadcast live on the internet at www.uclabruins.com.