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UCLA Opens Pac-10 Season
By: UCLA Athletics

September 18, 1998

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BERKELEY, Calif. -- The UCLA women's volleyball team (1-6, 1-0 in Pac-10) registered its first victory of the season with a 3-1 (15-9, 8-15, 15-6, 15-7) win over the University of California (3-6, 0-1 in Pac-10) Friday night at the Recreational Sports Facility Fieldhouse on the Cal campus. The win gives the Bruins an all-time record of 35-0 against the Bears.

Cal had appeared to have the momentum to start the match, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead in game one behind a loud crowd of 618 and two service aces by junior outside hitter Brook Coulter. UCLA was able to recover, tying the match at 6-6 and then going on a 7-0 run and cruising to the 15-9 victory.

UCLA took an early lead in game two, but Cal came back to tie the match at 6-6. Cal then went on a 8-0 run and ended up winning the game 15-8. The Bruins, however, took games three and four easily, with the Bears never getting any closer than two points.

UCLA was led by Kristee Porter, who had a match-leading 24 kills with only six errors in 45 attempts for a .400 hitting percentage. Porter also led the Bruins with 13 digs and Ashley Bowles chipped in with 16 kills and had three service aces. Sophomore Elisabeth Bachman added 12 kills with only two errors in 31 attacks and also managed eight blocks. Cal's leading hitter was sophomore outside hitter Jameka Stevens, who had 18 kills and Coulter finished the match with 20 digs and had three service aces. The Bears were hurt by the fact starting middle blocker, Kellie Alva, was out with a torn abdominal muscle.

UCLA will next play at No. 9 Stanford, Sept. 20 at 4:00 in Maples Pavilion. Cal will host No. 5 ranked USC Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at the RSF Fieldhouse.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
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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
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