Bruin Volleyball Hosts No. 7 Cal, No. 6 Stanford

Oct. 11, 2006

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UCLA brings a perfect 19-0 record back to Pauley Pavilion for the Bruins second homestand of the 2006 season. Cal and Stanford, two top-10 teams, come to town to face off against the undefeated Bruins and UCLA's cross-town rival USC, a team that is also undefeated heading into this week's play. All four teams involved in this weekend's Pac-10 matches in Los Angeles are ranked in the AVCA top-10, as UCLA is ranked third, USC is fourth, Stanford is sixth and California is seventh.

Bruins Host Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Friday
UCLA will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Night this Friday, October 13, against Stanford. Breast cancer awareness ribbons will be distributed at the gate as well as blue t-shirts with a pink script UCLA on the front. The shirts are specially colored to promote breast cancer awareness. The UCLA Medical Center will have information available at Pauley Pavilion on Friday night and will provide several items that will be distributed as prizes throughout the evening.

Breast cancer awareness has taken on a more prominent role for UCLA women's volleyball this year, as assistant coach Kim Jagd was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in March of 2006. Early detection is the key to curing all types of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that women have annual mammograms beginning at age 40 in addition to clinical breast exams on an annual basis beginning in their 20s.

UCLA vs. California Golden Bears (14-2, 3-2 Pac-10)
The Golden Bears opened the season with 11 straight victories before opening Pac-10 play with a three-game loss at Washington. Cal improved to 3-1 in the Pac before dropping a three-game decision at Stanford on Friday night. UCLA leads the all-time series 47-1 with the teams splitting a their season series last year. Cal won in three games on Sept. 23 in Berkeley and the Bruins took a four-game win on Nov. 26. Cal is coached by Rich Feller who is in his eighth year with the Golden Bears. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Angie Pressey (4.75/game), ASSISTS- Samantha Carter (12.81/game), ACES- Hana Cutura (0.36/game), DIGS- Jillian Davis (4.36/game), BLOCKS- Ellen Orchard (1.34/game).

UCLA vs. Stanford Cardinal (13-2, 4-1 Pac-10)
Stanford travels to Southern California for a Thursday evening televised match at USC before visiting Pauley Pavilion on Friday night. Stanford is coming off of a three-game win over Cal at Maples Pavilion on Friday night and has lost just two matches this year, a four-game loss at BYU on Sept. 1 and a three-game loss at Washington on the opening weekend of Pac-10 play. UCLA holds a 34-33 lead in the all-time series, but Stanford swept last year's meetings and has won the last 10 meetings. The Cardinal is coached by John Dunning, who is in his sixth year at Stanford. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Cynthia Barboza (4.59/game), ASSISTS- Bryn Kehoe (12.46/game), ACES- Cynthia Barboza (0.46/game), DIGS- Jessica Fishburn (4.09/game), BLOCKS- Foluke Akinradewo (1.60/game)

Banachowski Undefeated In 40th Season
A dramatic five-game upset win over then-undefeated Washington on Nov. 12, 2005, made UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski the first women's Division I volleyball coach to win 1,000 career matches. Banachowski, who holds a career record of 1,023-266 (.794), is in his 40th season on the Bruin bench. He trails only UCLA men's coach Al Scates and Juniata (Div. III) head women's coach Larry Bock (1,069 entering 2006) for wins by a collegiate volleyball coach.

Banachowski was an All-America setter for Scates during his collegiate career at UCLA. (Scates holds a career record of 1135-212.) The first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Mass., Banachowski has coached the Bruins to six national championships, including three NCAA titles (1984, `90, `91).

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 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA