Cal Volleyball Falls to No. 8 UCLA, 3-0
Oct. 20, 2000
LOS ANGELES, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (9-9, 4-7) lost to No. 8 ranked UCLA (14-5, 9-2), 3-0 (15-2, 15-8, 15-7), Friday night at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus.
The Bears were led by sophomore outside hitter Leah Young with a team-high 11 kills and a .391 hitting percentage (11 kills, only two errors, 23 attempt). Senior outside hitter Alicia Perry had a team-high 13 digs. Perry now has 1209 career kills and 1010 digs, establishing herself as only the fourth player in Cal history to have 1000 kills and 1000 digs.
Perry joins Tiffany Rochelle (1986-89, 1814 kills, 1406 digs), Lisa Arce (1987-90, 1806 kills, 1602 digs) and Jessica Dinaberg (1994-97, 1233 kills, 1238 digs) as the only Cal players to record over 1000 kills and 1000 digs in their college careers.
UCLA dominated the Bears in game one, jumping out to a 5-0 lead before block assists by freshman Heather Diers and Perry game Cal its first point. The Bruins then went on an 8-0 run to lead 13-1, before Diers gave the Bears their second point with a kill to make the score 13-2. UCLA went on to win, 15-2. Perry had five digs in game one to tally over 1000 career digs.
Cal played much better in game two, getting within 9-8 on block assists by Diers and Perry, before UCLA went on a 6-0 run to win 15-8. The Bears had been down 4-0 before block assists by Diers and Young and a kill by Young made the score 4-2. Cal later got within 7-4 on back to back kills by Perry, and 8-5 on a kill by Young.
For the second night in a row the Bears started off game three in a big hole, falling behind 9-0 before scoring a point. Cal then went on a 4-0 run to get within 9-5 with the help of a kill by Young and a kill by Abernathy. UCLA jumped out to a 13-5 lead before the Bears were able to score on another kill by Abernathy and a wide hit by UCLA, but the Bruins put away the next two points to win the game and the match 15-7.
The Bears will next host No. 5 ranked Arizona, Friday, Oct. 27 and Arizona State, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Recreational Sports Facility Fieldhouse. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m.