Lexus Gauntlet Features Women's Volleyball at USC on Friday

Oct. 25, 2005

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The Bruins open the second half of the Pac-10 schedule on Friday night at USC's Lyon Center. The match will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by FOX Sports Net and will air four times in Southern California with a 6 pm Saturday debut on FOX Sports West 2. It will also air on Sunday at 1 pm on FOX Sports West and on Monday at 3 pm and 8 pm on FSW2. USC won the previous meeting between the two teams, a four-game match in Pauley Pavilion with the Bruins winning the opening game before USC won games two, three and four.

USC (10-7, 6-3 Pac-10) •Lexus Gauntlet Match
The Women of Troy swept Arizona State and Arizona last weekend at the Lyon Center, finishing the first half of Pac-10 play with a 6-3 record, good for a tie for fourth place in the conference standings. USC is coached by Mick Haley, who is in his fifth season at USC. The Bruins lead the all-time series by a 50-45 margin, including a four-game loss in Pauley Pavilion on Sept. 30. Stat Leaders: KILLS- Bibiana Candelas (4.42/game), ASSISTS- Nena Siljegovic (11.52/game), ACES- Katelyn Bishop (0.22/game), DIGS- Debora Seilhamer (6.37/game), BLOCKS- Bibiana Candelas (0.90/game).

The Lexus Gauntlet: UCLA vs. USC
Friday's match will assign the remaining five women's volleyball points for the 2005-06 athletic year. The Gauntlet standings are currently tied with USC winning the Sept. 30 volleyball match and UCLA earning five points on a Golden Goal overtime women's soccer victory on Oct. 7 at UCLA's Drake Stadium. The Bruins won the award last year (2004-05) by the largest margin of victory in Gauntlet history, as well as bringing home the trophy for the 2002-03 year. Meanwhile, USC was presented with the inaugural award following the 2001-02 athletic year and won the trophy following the 2003-04 season. There are a total of 110 points available, distributed over 18 sports. For more information on the Lexus Gauntlet, visit www.gauntlettrophy.com

Banachowski Nears 1,000th Victory
Currently holding a career record of 995-262 (.792), UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski needs just seven 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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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