Women's Volleyball Caps Off Competitive Sunday

Aug. 29, 1999

Westwood, CA - Five former Bruins joined the 1999 varsity squad in the Wooden Center on Sunday afternoon, a program that featured two best-of-three matches.

The day started with an intrasquad scrimmage. UCLA Blue came out of the gate quickly, with sophomore setter Erika Selsor directing the squad to a 15-6 Game 1 victory. The score was reversed in the second game, with UCLA White team members junior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman and sophomore outside hitter Kristee Porter working towards their match-high totals of five blocks and 14 kills, respectively.

In the decisive third game, the score was tight throughout, with neither team taking more than a one-point advantage until UCLA White scored to win 16-14. Sophomore setter Jackie Levin directed the UCLA White offense in its winning attack.

All three Bruin freshmen, Stacy Millichap, Ella Harley and Lauren Fendrick, saw significant time during the scrimmage. Millichap contributed six digs as a back-row player, while Fendrick accumulated seven kills and four digs for Asst. Coach Burt Fuller's White squad, and Harley saw time on the outside for UCLA Blue, directed by Asst. Coach Kim Jagd.

Intrasquad Scrimmage Results

UCLA Blue 15 6 14

UCLA White 6 15 16

Jagd, who completed her UCLA playing career after the 1986 season, was joined on the Alumni team by several other standout names from Bruin volleyball history. Among those players were Jeanne (Beauprey) Reeves (1979-82), Julie (Bremner) Romias (1991-93), Michelle (Boyette) Morera (1982-85) and Alison Zamora (1995-96). Jenny (Johnson) Jordan (1992-95) served as the team's honorary coach.

The Alumni team, with subs Amy Nihipali and Angela Eckmier borrowed from the 1999 Varsity, lost Game 1 by a 15-4 margin, but rebounded to play a close second game, losing 16-14 in the best-of-three format.

Alumni Match Results

UCLA Alumni 4 14

1999 Varsity 15 16

The Bruins open their 1999 regular season schedule on Friday, Sept. 6, when the team faces Pittsburgh in the opening match of the 12th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic, hosted by the University of Hawaii.

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