Nov. 1, 2003
LOS ANGELES - The eighth-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team defeated No. 10 Washington in four games on Saturday night in Pauley Pavilion with game scores of 23-30, 30-26, 30-26, 30-26. UCLA (19-4, 10-3 Pac-10) was led by Brittany Ringel who had 14 kills and Heather Cullen, who had a team-high 17 points and eight blocks. Washington falls to 15-7 (6-7 Pac-10) with the loss.
Washington turned in an impressive .452 attack percentage in game one, taking an early 5-1 lead in the game and never allowed the Bruins to tie the game. Ringel started her impressive evening with a six-kill, .545 attack percentage performance in the opening game of the match for the Bruins.
In game two, Washington again took a big early lead, sprinting out to a 7-3 lead. This time, however, the Bruins would fight back to tie the game at 9-9. From there, the teams battled back and forth and were tied as late as 23-23 before the Bruins extended a lead and won the game 30-26. Cira Wright had an impressive second game, hitting .500 with five kills on eight attacks with one error to go along with two solo blocks for seven points. Chrissie Zartman had a big defensive game as well, recording seven of her 20 digs.
After the break between games two and three, Heather Cullen had a dominant third game with six kills on an error-free 12 swings for a .500 attack percentage with two solo blocks and three block assists for 9.5 points in the game as UCLA won the game 30-26.
Game four saw a team performance from the Bruins as UCLA led throughout the game. Ringel posted three more kills on an error-free 10 swings in the game as the Bruins closed out the match with a 30-26 game four win.
For the match, Brittany Ringel led the Bruins with 14 kills, but Heather Cullen had a team-high 17.0 points as she accumulated 11 kills, 10 digs, four solo blocks and four block assists in the match. Brynn Murphy also had double-figure kills for the Bruins with 12. Chrissie Zartman led UCLA with 20 digs.
The Bruins return to action on Thursday night in Tucson, AZ, as UCLA takes on Arizona. UCLA will then travel north to Tempe, AZ, for a Friday night matchup with Arizona State.