Oregon Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision To No. 8 UCLA

Oct. 28, 2000

The University of Oregon volleyball team fell 15-9, 15-10, 15-7 to No.8 UCLA in front of 624 fans at McArthur Court Saturday. The Bruins improve to 16-5 overall, 11-2 Pacific-10 Conference and Oregon is 9-12, 1-11.

'If you want to beat a ranked opponent, you have to not only play at their level, you have to play above it,' Oregon head coach Carl Ferreira said. 'We did some good things, but I thought we came out a little flat.'

Oregon was led by junior Monique Tobbagi and sophomore setter Sydney Chute, who had 10 kills each. Chute added 19 assists and committed zero errors to post a match-high .526 hitting percentage. Tobbagi just missed a double-double, adding nine digs.

'We know we can beat a top 25 team,' Tobbagi said. 'We just need to work on consistently executing our game plan and sustaining a high level of play.'

UCLA was led by sophomore Kristee Porter's 22 kills and .421 attack percentage. Porter added three service aces and three blocks. As a team the Bruins hit .353 and had nine aces. They outkilled (59-45), outdug (41-36) and outblocked (9-1) Oregon and held the Ducks to a .176 hitting percentage.

Seniors Halie Mazza and Amy Banducci added eight and six kills, respectively, for Oregon. Mazza had just one error in 15 attempts to post an overall attack percentage of .467. Freshman Alisha Stevens had six kills and one block.

Oregon travels to Arizona to face the Sun Devils Thursday and the Wildcats Friday. Both matches begin at 6:00 p.m.

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