Women's Volleyball Falls to USC

Sept. 21, 2001

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - UCLA's eighth-ranked women's volleyball team lost its Pac-10 opener on Friday night, losing 3-0 to fifth-ranked USC at the Lyon Center on USC's campus. Game scores were 30-27, 30-21, 30-12. With the loss, the Bruins are now 5-2, 0-1 Pac-10, while the Women of Troy improve to 6-1, 1-0 Pac-10.

The Bruins kept it close in the opening game of the match, as the score was tied as late as 24-24, and UCLA within one point as late as 27-26. From that point, however, the momentum swung in USC's favor, as the Women of Troy closed out the game at 30-27 and would build large early leads in the second and third games en route to the 3-0 win.

Senior outside hitter Kristee Porter had a team-high 13 kills on the evening to go along with seven digs and a block assist. Ashley Bowles was the only Bruin with double-figure digs, checking in with 11.

The Bruins return to action in one week, with their home opener next Friday, Sept. 28, at Pauley Pavilion against No. 3 Arizona. UCLA completes that homestand the following night, Sept. 29, against Arizona State. Both matches are scheduled for 7 pm starts.

Friday's match at Pauley is Beach Night, and that match against the Wildcats will also be broadcast by FOX Sports Net on a tape-delayed basis. Both matches will be broadcast live on www.uclabruins.com with Lou Riggs, Michael Sondheimer and Paul Nihipali calling the action.

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 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
Saturday, Sep 05 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:00 PM PST
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 10:00 AM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:30 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, Sep 23 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
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 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA