Women's Volleyball Embarks on European Trip

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's volleyball team is set to depart on Saturday, June 17, for a 10-day trip to Slovenia and Italy. The team is scheduled to play five matches on the trip and will have two full days in Rome while also visiting Ravenna, Italy; Milan, Italy; Venice, Italy; Novara, Italy; and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Bruins open their competitive schedule on Monday, June 19 against the Slovenian National Team in Izola, Slovenia. The team will then depart for Italy, where they will spend the remainder of the trip.

Other opponents scheduled for the European tour include Teodora Vavenna, Aystel Novara, the Italian Junior National Team and either Lido di Ostia or AS Fidia Cesano.

"We are all very excited about the trip," said senior outside hitter Katie Carter. "We are ready for a new experience and I think this will be a good bonding experience for our team, as well as an opportunity to play together against some good competition. This trip also provides a good opportunity for those of us who want to play professionally in Europe to see what it's like."

The UCLA women's volleyball program last took a European trip during the spring of 2001, traveling to and playing in Holland, Belgium and Germany.

UCLA, which reached the NCAA Regional Semifinals last season, loses just one starting player from last year's team. The Bruins are scheduled to begin their 2006 season on Saturday, August 26, in Cincinnati.

UCLA Women's Volleyball European Tour
Saturday, June 17 - Depart United States for Brnik Airport in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sunday, June 18 - Arrive in Ljubljana, drive to Izola, Slovenia
Monday, June 19 - Play Slovenian National team in Izola (W, 3-2)
Tuesday, June 20 - Day in Venice, Italy. Travel to Ravenna, Italy
Wednesday, June 21 - Play vs. Teodora Ravenna (W, 3-0)
Thursday, June 22 - Drive to Novara, Italy
Friday, June 23 - Play vs. Aystel Novara (3 pm local time)
Saturday, June 24 - Play Italian Junior National Team (5 pm local time), drive to Rome
Sunday, June 25 - Sight-seeing in Rome
Monday, June 26 - Sight-seeing in Rome, play evening match vs. Lido di Ostia or AS Fidia Cesano | Photo Gallery
Tuesday, June 27 - Return to United States

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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)
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at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
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at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
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vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
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at California
Berkeley, CA
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at Utah
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at Oregon
Eugene, OR
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at Arizona State
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