Volleyball Sweeps Two on Opening Day

Aug. 26, 2006

Final Stats

CINCINNATI - UCLA women's volleyball opened its 2006 campaign with a pair of victories at the State Farm Bearcats Invitational presented by The Vernon Manor Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bruins started the morning with a 3-0 win over Tennessee Tech before sweeping Western Michigan in the nightcap.

UCLA 3, Tennessee Tech 0
No. 10 UCLA shook off a sluggish start, rolling to a three-game sweep of Tennessee Tech in the opening match of Saturday's schedule at the State Farm Bearcats Invitational presented by the Vernon Manor Hotel. The Bruins took the win by scores of 30-18, 30-18, 30-20.

UCLA (1-0) hit .318 for the match, including a best of .364 in game two. Rachell Johnson turned in a monster game with 14 kills, while hitting an eye-popping .722. Kaitlin Sather and Katie Carter added 12 kills apiece for the winners.

Tennessee Tech (1-1) was led by six kills each from Caitlin Bullock and Laura Tyburski. The tournament continues at 2 p.m. today with Tennessee Tech taking on Western Michigan.

UCLA 3, Western Michigan 0
No. 10 UCLA set up a battle for the State Farm Bearcats Invitational title with host Cincinnati by topping Western Michigan in three game on Saturday night in Fifth Third Arena. The Bruins won by scores of 30-27, 30-22, 30-23.

UCLA got 12 kills from All-American Nana Meriwether and 10 from Kaitlin Sather in picking up its second victory of the season. Nellie Spicer did it all from her setter post, registering four kills, handing out 39 assists and adding 12 digs and two blocks. Jordan Smith chipped in 12 digs for the Bruins.

Katie Eberling paced Western Michigan (2-2) with nine digs, while Caitlin Strimel led all players with 17 digs.

The tournament concludes on Sunday with the Bruins-Bearcats matchup set for 1 p.m.

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 - 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