Johnson Leads Bruins to Sweep of Cougars

Oct. 26, 2006

Final Stats

PULLMAN, Wash. - Rachell Johnson led four Bruins with double-figure kills as UCLA posted a 30-27., 30-28, 30-25 win at Washington State on Thursday night. With the win, the Bruins improve to 23-1 (9-1 Pac-10) while the Cougars fall to 14-10 (2-8 Pac-10).

Game one saw the Bruins take an early 10-8 lead, but Washington State came back to tie it at 19-19. From that point, the teams traded oint before the Bruins put together a four-point run for a 25-20 lead, featuring a kill from Nana Meriwether and an ace from Jade Machado. The Bruins would not relinquish the lead and took the 30-27 opening game victory on a Johnson kill.

In game two, the Cougars scored the first point before UCLA sprinted out to an early 7-2 lead. The Bruins would not trail again although there were five ties in the game with the last coming at 28-28. From that point, the Bruins closed out the game and went to the locker rooms with a two games to none lead behind consecutive kills from setter Nellie Spicer, two of her three kills to go with 49 assists in the match.

Game three saw Washington State go out to a 10-6 lead and led by six points at 18-12 before the Bruins started chipping away at the lead. The lead was cut to three points at 19-16 on two Katie Carter kills. After the teams traded the next four points, UCLA tied the game at 21-all on a four-point run with a Meriwether kill and three Cougar attack errors. A Machado service aces gave the Bruins a 23-22 lead and UCLA would not trail again, closing out the match with kills from Johnson and Carter.

Johnson was UCLA's kill leader with 14 for the match while Meriwether had 13 kills and six blocks (two solo, four assists) for a team-high 17 points. The teams tied with eight blocks apiece while UCLA hit .247 to WSU's .190 in the match. The Bruins also led in aces, 4-3, and in digs, 60-56.

UCLA returns to action on Friday night in Seattle against No. 6 Washington. The Huskies defeated fifth-ranked USC in four games on Thursday night.

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