UCLA-USC Challenge Match Highlights AVP Tour Stop in Hermosa Beach

Aug. 5, 2009

AVP Hermosa Beach Open

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. - The UCLA-USC volleyball rivalry will get started a little earlier than usual this year at this weekend's AVP Crocs Slam Bud Light Hermosa Beach Open (Aug. 6-9). Bruin fans can come out to support former UCLA volleyball stars and enjoy discounts on tickets and merchandise.

Students, alumni and fans of the two local rivals will receive a $5 discount on Saturday and Sunday general admission by purchasing tickets online at the AVP Website and using the promo code AVPUCLA. The school that sells the most tickets will receive recognition on Center Court. Fans decked out in their school's apparel or accessories will also receive a 10 percent discount at the AVP Merchandise Tent.

At neighboring tents in Sponsor Village, each school will promote its fall sports, give away prizes, and host autograph sessions featuring current student-athletes and former volleyball standouts.

Highlighting weekend festivities is the UCLA-USC Challenge Match between Bruin and Trojan greats. The six-on-six coed exhibition is scheduled to take place Sunday on Center Court at approximately 2:30 p.m. Rosters remain to be finalized, but expected to compete for UCLA are former women's volleyball greats Chrissie Zartman and Julie Romias plus men's volleyball legends Sinjin Smith and Jim Menges.

Former Bruins playing on the AVP Tour include Romias, Zartman, Annett Davis, Lauren Fendrick, Jenny Johnson-Jordan and Elaine Youngs, as well as Albert Hannemann, Stein Metzger, Jeff Nygaard, Ed Ratledge, Mark Williams and Kevin Wong on the men's side.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
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