Bruins Down WSU in Five-Game Thriller

Nov. 2, 2001

Final Stats

WESTWOOD - Senior setter Erika Selsor became UCLA's all-time career assist leader on Friday night, and celebrated the accomplishment with a five-game win over Washington State at Pauley Pavilion. Fellow senior Ashley Bowles was the critical factor, downing 24 kills with 21 digs in the 27-30, 30-25, 29-31, 30-28, 15-9 victory. UCLA is now 2-6 (7-4 Pac-10), while WSU is 13-9 (7-7).

UCLA came out of the gate a bit sluggish, as Washington State sprinted out to leads of 6-3 and 11-4. The Cougars had the Bruins doubled up on the scoreboard as late as 18-9, before a block by freshmen Brynn Murphy and Heather Cullen spurred a six-point run by CLA behind the service of a third frosh, defensive specialist Chrissie Zartman.

UCLA would close to within one point at 19-20 and 20-21 before the Cougars pulled away to take the opening game 30-27.

In game two, Selsor recorded the record-breaking assist on a kill by Murphy that gave the Bruins a 17-12 edge. UCLA continued its domination of the game from that point, posting a .275 team attack percentage to WSU's .143. UCLA won the game 30-25 to go to the break even.

The two teams traded blows early in game three, with UCLA building 12-5 and 15-9 leads before the Cougars put together a five-point run to get within a point at 15-14. From that point on, the teams were tied 10 times, as late as 29-29, before WSU's LaToya Harris recorded two straight kills for the 31-20 game win.

Game four had a similar start, with UCLA streaking out to a 5-1 lead before the Cougars came back to tie it at 6-6, the second of 16 ties in the game. UCLA put together two critical scoring runs, the first behind the service of Selsor, started with a kill by freshman Cira Wright to tie the match at 20-20, and built to give UCLA a 24-20 lead. Washington State fought back to tie it at 24-24, and the teams traded points to 27-27, when the Bruins put together two points on service to take a 29-27 lead. UCLA converted on its second game point to win 30-28.

Entering this match with an 0-2 record in five game matches, the Bruins successfully turned that trend around in the deciding game of this match, going down 4-1 at the start before a kill by Bowles sparked a six-point rally. Zartman's service was again productive, and included a block by Murphy and Cullen to end a long rally, two kills from Brittany Ringel, one by Murphy,

The Bruins never looked back, allowing only five more Cougar points in the match en route to a 15-9 game five win.

Bowles posted a superb match on the evening, finishing with 24 kills, three service aces, 21 digs and five block assists for the match. Murphy was the only other Bruin with double-figure kills, although Zartman matched her uniform number with a career-high 23 digs in an impressive effort.

On her record-setting evening, Selsor finished with a career-high eight kills to go along with 16 digs and 60 assists.

UCLA returns to action on Saturday night with a 7 pm match against Washington in Pauley Pavilion. The match will be broadcast live on

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