Women's Volleyball Falls to Top-Ranked Women of Troy

Oct. 18, 2002

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - The top-ranked USC women's volleyball team defeated No. 13 UCLA on Friday night at the Lyon Center with game scores of 30-24, 30-22, 30-24. Brittany Ringel led the Bruins with nine kills in the match as the Bruins fall to 12-7, 5-4 Pac-10. The Women of Troy remain undefeated, improving to 16-0, 9-0 Pac-10 with the win.

The two teams played even early on, with the Bruins taking an early 8-5 lead before the Women of Troy ripped off five straight points, leading Bruin head coach Andy Banachowski to use his first time out of the game. UCLA was able to stop the scoring streak and come back to tie the game at 11-all, but USC would slowly take the lead from that point en route to a 30-24 opening game win.

After spotting USC an early 5-1 lead, the Bruins battled back in game two, coming to within one point as late as 20-19. Unfortunately, the Trojans took off from there, scoring seven straight points behind the service of Katie Olsovsky to a 27-19 lead before putting away the game by a score of 30-22.

UCLA held a lead as late as 14-13 in the third game and came from behind to tie the match at 19-all, but were unable to hang on and extend the match to a fourth game.

Ringel led the Bruins with nine kills and nine points, followed by Heather Cullen with 8.5 points (six kills, one solo and one assisted block) and Angela Eckmier with eight points, four on blocks. Sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman led the Bruins with 13 digs. USC's April Ross led all players with 13 kills and 16 points on the evening.

The Bruins will return to action next Friday night, Oct. 25, in Pullman, WA, with a televised match at Washington State. The Pac-10 road trip will conclude on Saturday night at Washington. Friday night's match at WSU will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on FOX Sports Net.

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