Bruins Welcome Oregon Schools To Pauley Pavilion

Oct. 8, 2002

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The Bruins return to Pauley Pavilion for their final two home games of October, playing host to the Oregon schools this Thursday and Friday. After three weekends of conference play, UCLA sits in fifth place with a .500 record in Pac-10 play. After this week's home series with the Beavers and Ducks, the Bruins travel to USC next weekend before playing two in the state of Washington to close out the month of October. After Friday night's game against Oregon, UCLA's next match in Westwood will be on November 1 against Stanford.

Bruins Stay at .500 With Bay Area Split

UCLA provided some dramatics last weekend, recording an exceptional comeback in game one of Friday's 3-1 win at Cal before traveling down to Stanford and recording a 1-3 loss. In the opening game of the match at Cal, the Bruins trailed 29-23 before scoring eight straight points to win the game 31-29, en route to a 31-29, 26-30, 30-21, 30-23 victory over the Golden Bears. In the game, sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman posted a career-high 28 digs, leading all players. Four bruins had double-figure digs, with Heather Cullen leading the way with 16, followed by Lauren Fendrick with 14, Brittany Ringel with 12 and Cira Wright with 11. Angela Eckmier posted a match-high seven blocks, all assists, as one of five Bruins to score double-figure points. On Saturday night at Stanford, the fourth-ranked Cardinal earned the 30-24, 25-30, 30-25, 30-22 victory over UCLA. In Saturday's match, three Bruins had double-figure kills, led by Ringel with 15, while Fendrick and Cullen contributed 14 and 10, respectively. Fendrick double-doubled with a match-high 19 digs, while Cullen and Zartman recorded 12 apiece. Eckmier and Wright each had five blocks in the match.

UCLA vs. Oregon State

The Bruins hold a 31-2 all-time record against Oregon State, including a 15-1 record at home. OSU's only victory in Westwood was on September 28, 2000 in Pauley Pavilion, a 4-15, 15-10, 7-15, 15-13, 16-14 victory that was the first over the Bruins in OSU program history. Last season, UCLA defeated the Beavers 3-0 in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 16, but UCLA fell to Oregon State three days later in Corvallis, 3-1. The Nov. 16 match in Corvallis was originally scheduled for Sept. 13, but was changed due to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

UCLA vs. Oregon

UCLA holds a 35-1 all-time record against the Ducks, including a 16-0 record in Westwood. Oregon's only victory over the Bruin women's volleyball team was a 3-1 win on Sept. 26, 1987 in Eugene. Last season, UCLA swept the Ducks with a 3-0 win in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 15 followed by a 3-1 win in Eugene on Nov. 20.

Head Coach Andy Banachowski

In his 36th season on the Bruin bench, UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski remains one of the top coaches in his profession. On Sept. 1, 2001, in Hawaii, he became the first collegiate women's volleyball coach in history to record 900 career wins, and is just the second collegiate volleyball coach for either gender to reach that milestone. UCLA men's coach Al Scates, for whom Banachowski was a setter during his collegiate career, posted his 1,000th career win in February, 2000. The first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA, Banachowski currently has a career record of 929-227 (.804), and has coached the Bruins to six national championships, including three NCAA titles.

Next Week for the Bruins

UCLA is away from Pauley Pavilion for the next two weekends, trekking across town next Friday for a 7 pm match against top-ranked USC at the Lyon Center. The Bruins will then travel to Washington and Washington State before returning to Pauley at the start of November.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
(26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-18, 25-22)
Sunday, Oct 18
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-21, 25-16, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
(25-22, 19-25, 28-26, 29-27)
Sunday, Oct 25
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
(25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 15-5)
Friday, Oct 30
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
(25-13, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16)
Sunday, Nov 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
(20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Nov 04
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 26-24, 25-17)
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16)
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 - 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