Volleyball Advances With 3-1 Win Over Loyola Marymount

Dec. 3, 2004

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - The 15th-seeded UCLA women's volleyball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night with a 30-28, 30-23, 27-30, 30-22 victory over Loyola Marymount (17-12) in Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins (19-10) were led by Brynn Murphy who had 19 kills and hit .474 in the match, while senior libero Chrissie Zartman had 31 digs. UCLA advances to play Long Beach State on Saturday night at 7 pm in Pauley Pavilion.

The Bruin and Lions played a close game to open the match. The Bruins held a 20-15 lead before the Lions crept back to tie the game at 27-27 and then 28-28 before an LMU attack error and a Becky Green kill sealed the 30-28 opening game victory for the Bruins. Murphy led UCLA in that game recording five kills on an error-free 10 swings.

In game two, the Bruins scored the first three points and never looked back. UCLA hit .364 as a team with Brittany Ringel and Murphy recording five kills apiece. Nana Meriwether recorded three of her 11 blocks in the game, while Zartman tallied eight digs in game two.

After the break, Loyola Marymount scored the first four points of the game, and held the lead until the 12-12 mark when UCLA used kills by Murphy and Meriwether to come pull even with the Lions. LMU would re-take the lead from the 15-15 mark, scoring three straight points before a Nancy Barba kill broke the scoring streak by LMU. The game would be tied as late as 26-26 before Loyola Marymount took the lead for the final time. The Lions scored four of the final five points in the game to take game three by a score of 30-27.

In game four, UCLA took an early 17-9 lead and was able to put away the match with a 30-22 fourth game victory. In that final stanza, Murphy was once again outstanding, recording seven kills on an error-free 16 swings. Meriwether recorded five blocks in the game as UCLA closed out the contest and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

For the match, Murphy was one of three Bruins with double-figure kills, leading the way with 19. Brittany Ringle followed with 15 kills in the contest, while Nana Meriwether double-doubled with 11 kills and 11 blocks in the match. Chrissie Zartman continued her streak of double-figure dig matches, recording an impressive 31 digs in the match.

UCLA advances to the second round of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament, and will play Long Beach State at 7 pm on Saturday night in Pauley Pavilion.

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 - TBA PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA