Women's Volleyball Falls to Wisconsin

Sept. 18, 2005

Final Stats

MADISON, Wis. - The 11th-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team suffered its second loss of the 2005 season on Sunday night at the InnTowner Invitational, falling to host No. 13 Wisconsin 30-26, 30-28, 30-23. Two Bruins, junior outside hitter Nana Meriwether and freshman setter Nellie Spicer, were named to the All-Tournament Team.

UCLA opened the match with a Nancy Barba kill, but would trail for the majority of the opening game of the match. The Bruins were within three points late, but were unable to close the gap. Two of head coach Andy Banachowski's regular players, junior Colby Lyman and sophomore Meghan Schoen, were unable to play in Sunday's match due to injuries, playing a critical role in UCLA's difficulty mounting a consistent attack.

The Bruins rebounded with a very solid second game, building a 16-22 that included a five-point scoring run with Meriwether at the service line, but Wisconsin countered with an eight-point run to take a 27-25 lead. UCLA was able to close the gap to one point, but ran out of time and dropped the second game by a narrow 30-28 margin.

In game three, UCLA was again unable to put together an extended scoring run and trailed for much of the game. The inexperienced Bruin lineup was unable to counter Wisconsin's .353 attack percentage as the Bruins lost the third and final game of the match.

UCLA had two players with double-figure kills in the contest led by Kaitlin Sather with a match-high 18 kills and two aces. Barba also finished with double-figure kills, hitting .450 with 11 kills in the contest. On the block Meriwether continued to lead the way for the Bruins leading her team with five block assists in the contest. Junior libero Laura Kroneberger was the only Bruin with double-figure digs, leading all players with 12.

The Bruins remain on the road next weekend, traveling to the Bay Area to begin Pac-10 conference play at California on Friday and at Stanford on Saturday. Saturday's match will air on a tape-delayed basis on CSTV as the AVCA Match of the Week for the second consecutive Sunday (3 pm PT air time).

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
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 - 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
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