NCAA WVB First & Second Rounds
Bruins Host Oregon, Oregon State This Weekend

Oct. 5, 2005

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The Bruins take aim at their first Pac-10 win of the season this Friday night against Oregon, followed by a Saturday night match against Oregon State. Both matches are scheduled for 7 pm starts at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA hopes to have junior outside hitter Colby Lyman back in the lineup for this weekend's pair of Pac-10 matches and with Kaitlin Sather's return to the lineup last Friday night against USC, the Bruins are working their way back to a relatively healthy roster. Both matches this weekend will be broadcast live on with Darren Preston and Matt McKinney calling the action.

Oregon (10-5, 0-4 Pac-10)
The Ducks come to Pauley Pavilion on Friday night having lost their last four matches, all to conference opponents. Oregon is coached by Jim Moore, who is in his first season as UO's head coach. The Bruins lead the all-time series by a 41-1 margin, earning sweeps of the Ducks in both meetings last year. UCLA has won its last 35 meetings against Oregon. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Mira Djuric (4.43/game), ASSISTS- Heather Madison (6.98/game), ACES- Djuric (0.62/game), DIGS- Katie Swoboda (4.49/game), BLOCKS- Erin Little (0.92/game).

Oregon State (5-5, 1-3 Pac-10)
Oregon State has lost five of its last six matches with its lone conference win coming on Sept. 24 at Arizona State, a five-game contest that went to 22-20 in game five. The Beavers also have a first-year head coach in Taras Liskevych, while UCLA leads the all-time series 37-2. The Bruins swept last season's series with a five-game in win Corvallis on Oct. 22 and a three-game sweep on Nov. 20 in Pauley Pavilion. UCLA has won its last six meetings with Oregon State. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Brittany Cahoon (3.15/game), ASSISTS- Desma Stovall (8.86/game), ACES- Karah Rhoades (0.26/game), DIGS- Kristy Mortensen (2.78/game), BLOCKS- Brittany Cahoon (1.12/game)

Banachowski Nears 1,000th Victory
Currently holding a career record of 991-260 (.792), UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski needs just nine more wins to become the first Collegiate Women's Volleyball head coach with 1,000 career wins. In his 39th season on the Bruin bench, Banachowski trails only UCLA men's coach Al Scates 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 1109-200.) 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.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
(26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-18, 25-22)
Sunday, Oct 18
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-21, 25-16, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
(25-22, 19-25, 28-26, 29-27)
Sunday, Oct 25
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
(25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 23-25, 15-5)
Friday, Oct 30
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
(25-13, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16)
Sunday, Nov 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
(20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 20-25)
Wednesday, Nov 04
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
(25-23, 26-24, 25-17)
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
(25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16)
Thursday, Nov 12
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
(25-17, 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 12-15)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-19)
Friday, Nov 20
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
(25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-10)
Sunday, Nov 22
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
(22-25, 27-29, 27-25, 25-21, 10-15)
Wednesday, Nov 25
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
(25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 12-25, 15-12)
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
(18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 11-15)
Friday, Dec 04 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Lipscomb
Los Angeles, CA