Women's Volleyball Will Open NCAA Play in Malibu

Dec. 1, 2002

The UCLA women's volleyball team will open NCAA Tournament play on Thursday, December 5, at 5 pm in Malibu, CA, against Long Beach State. The winner of the match between the Bruins and 49ers will advance to play the winner of the 7 pm match between host Pepperdine and Cal Poly. Matches will be played at Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse.

UCLA (19-13) has reached the NCAA Regional Final match in each of the past three seasons, and was eliminated from the 2001 NCAA Tournament by Long Beach State at The Pyramid in Long Beach. This is UCLA's 21st NCAA Tournament appearance, and the Bruins have won three NCAA Championships (1984, 1990, 1991), all under current head coach Andy Banachowski.

NCAA First/Second Round Malibu, CA (Pepperdine, host)


5 pm UCLA (19-13) vs. Long Beach State (28-3)
7 pm Cal Poly (15-12) vs. Pepperdine (15-12)

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA
(25-10, 25-22, 25-15)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
(23-25, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11)
Friday, Dec 11
at Texas
Austin, TX
(25-23, 22-25, 10-25, 20-25)
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS