Women's Volleyball Defeats Notre Dame 3-0

Sept. 7, 2001


LINCOLN, NE - The seventh-ranked UCLA women's volleyball team opened their weekend at the US Bank/Arby's Classic in Lincoln, NE, on Friday night with a 3-0 win over No. 20 Notre Dame. Game scores were 30-28, 30-23, 30-26. With the win, UCLA improves to 4-0 on the season, while the Irish fall to 3-1.

UCLA squeaked out a game one win in a close first game of the match, closing it out after a 28-28 tie with a block assist by Brynn Murphy and Kristee Porter, followed by a service ace from junior middle blocker Angela Eckmier. After taking an early lead in game two, the Bruins allowed the Irish to climb back into the game, tying it up at 15-15, but the Bruins took over from that point on, cruising to a 30-23 win and going up 2-0 in the match.

In that second game, Porter recorded her 1,000th career dig, becoming the first Pac-10 player and second Bruin in history to reach both the 2,000 kill and 1,000 dig milestones. Junior outside hitter Lauren Fendrick continued the impressive play that earned her All-Tournament honors last weekend, cruising through the first two games of the match with 10 kills on 14 swings for an impressive .571 attack percentage to go along with three digs and two block assists. She would finish her evening midway through game three with 12 kills on 20 attempts for a .400 attack percentage.

UCLA pulled out to a four-point lead early in game three before Notre Dame climbed back to tie the match at 13 and 14, but the Bruins regained the lead for good, putting together a five-point service by senior setter Erika Selsor to earn a 2-15 lead, and eventually close out the game and match with a 30-26 win.

For the match, the Bruins hit .258 as a team, and played a total of 12 players. Freshman Brittany Ringel saw the first match action of her career, while Cira Wright and Heather Cullen were replacements at Middle Blocker and junior co-captain Lauren Hogan played half the match as a defensive specialist.

UCLA returns to action on Saturday at 3:30 pm Central Time with a match against No. 15 Pepperdine, and will conclude the weekend's play on Sunday at 3:30 against the host school, top-ranked Nebraska.

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
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 - 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
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE