This Week In Bruin Volleyball

Nov. 18, 2003

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Record: 21-6
Pac-10 Record: 12-5
Current Ranking: No.8,AVCA/USA Today
Head Coach: Andy Banachowski
Career Record: 960-241 (37th season)

UCLA has just two matches remaining on its 2003 regular season schedule,and they are both on the road.First,the Bruins travel across town this Friday for their Pac-10 finale against top-ranked and undefeated USC.The Women of Troy clinched the Pac-10 title last week,while the Bruins are trying to catch Stanford for second place in the Pac-10 standings.Following Friday 's Pac-10 finale,the Bruins will travel to Malibu, CA,next Tuesday to face fourth-ranked Pepperdine at Firestone Field House.The Bruins are hoping to earn a host site for the first and second round of the NCAA Championship.Team selection and First/Second Round sites will be announced on Nov.30 at 5 pm on ESPNEWS.

BRUINS FALL TO STANFORD,REMAIN PERFECT VS.CALIFORNIA The Bruins played two four-game matches last week,falling to No.7 Stanford before defeating No. 9 California.In Thursday night 's match against the Cardinal,Brynn Murphy led the Bruins with 17 kills and 20 points,with Colby Lyman also turning in an impressive performance with a career- high 15 kills with 11 digs,a career high-tying two aces and a block assist for 17.5 points. On Friday night,UCLA improved to 44-0 all-time against the Golden Bears with a four-game win in Pauley Pavilion.Four Bruins had double-figure kills led by 21 from Murphy.Brittany Ringel tied her career-high with three aces,and several other Bruins had solid performances,including Krystal McFarland who tied her career-high with six kills in the match. UCLA VS.USC (26-0,17-0 PAC-10)

UCLA holds a 50-41 all-time record against the Women of Troy,and the Bruins are 17-13 in the rivalry when playing on USC 's campus.USC is coached by Mick Haley who is in his third season at USC with a 75-8 record.He is 605-142 in his 20th season as an NCAA head coach.Last Time (Sept. 19, 2003): The Bruins became the first team this season to win a game against USC,but lost the match 30-21,22-30,30-19,30-22 in Pauley Pavilion.UCLA 's Heather Cullen led the Bruins with 17 kills and 20 points in the match,while Brynn Murphy also had double-figure kills with 13.

THE LEXUS GAUNTLET:UCLA VS.USC Friday 's match will assign the final five women 's volleyball-related points for the 2003-04 athletic year,unless the two teams were to meet during NCAA Championship play.The Bruins won the award for the 2002-03 year,while USC was presented with the inaugural award following the 2001-02 athletic year.Women 's Volleyball accounts for 10 points in the Gauntlet standings.USC won five points in the standings with its Sept.19 victory over UCLA,with the remaining five awarded this Friday.There are a total of 110 points available,distributed over 18 sports.For more information on the Lexus Gauntlet,visit the Gauntlet Trophy page.

HEAD COACH Andy Banachowski In his 37th 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 960-241 (.799),and has coached the Bruins to six national championships,including three NCAA titles.

NEXT WEEK FOR THE BRUINS UCLA completes its regular season schedule next Tuesday,November 25,with a 7 pm match at Pepperdine.UCLA will then await NCAA selection at 5 pm PT on Nov.30 on ESPNEWS.

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