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
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)