Volleyball Falls to Stanford in Four Games

Nov. 13, 2003

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - The Bruin women's volleyball team dropped a four-game match to No. 7 Stanford on Thursday night in Pauley Pavilion, falling 30-17, 30-27, 25-30, 30-18. Brynn Murphy led UCLA with 17 kills and 20 points in the match. With the loss, UCLA is now 20-6 (11-5 Pac-10), while Stanford improves to 19-5 (12-3 Pac-10).

The Cardinal jumped out to an early 8-4 lead in game one, then turned in a seven-point run to extend the lead to 16-6. UCLA was unable to recover, as the Bruins hit -.024 as a team in the game to Stanford's .370 attack percentage.

The two teams remained close early in game two with neither squad staking more than a two-point lead. The Bruins led by three points at the media timeout after back-to-back Bruin kills by Brynn Murphy and Heather Cullen. UCLA extended their lead to five at 21-16, forcing a Cardinal timeout. Stanford rallied off three points to close the gap to three at 19-22 then scored the next four points to take a 23-22 lead. UCLA was able to re-tie the game at 27-all, but could not close out the game, going to the locker rooms down two games to none after Stanford took game two 30-27.

UCLA came out of the break on fire, taking a commanding 7-1 lead to open game three. With the Bruins leading 13-7, the Cardinal put together a five-point run to close within one at 12-13. UCLA fought back to reclaim a 17-13 lead and force the final Stanford timeout. The Bruins would keep the lead for the remainder of the game reaching game point at 29-25 and win the game 30-25. UCLA held the Cardinal to a team attack percentage of .145 in the game, their lowest single-game attack percentage of the match.

Stanford took control early in game three staking a 9-4 lead to force a Bruin timeout. The Cardinal continued to roll and were up by 10 at 15-5 when UCLA took their final timeout. UCLA was unable to close the gap, hitting .021 as a team in the game with 14 kills and 13 errors on 47 total attacks

UCLA had five players with double-figure kills in the match, led by Brynn Murphy with 17, Colby Lyman with 15, Becky Green with 11 and Heather Cullen with 10. Chrissie Zartman led all players with 22 digs in the match, giving her 1,222 career digs and passing Jenny Johnson for third place on UCLA's all-time career digs list.

The Bruins return to action on Friday night with a 7 pm match against No. 9 California. It will be Senior Night for the Bruins as they honor the team's two seniors, Natalie Ray and Cira Wright.

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