Bruins Welcome Oregon Schools To Pauley Pavilion

Oct. 8, 2002

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The Bruins return to Pauley Pavilion for their final two home games ofOctober, playing host to the Oregon schools this Thursday and Friday.After three weekends of conference play, UCLA sits in fifth place with a.500 record in Pac-10 play. After this week's home series with theBeavers and Ducks, the Bruins travel to USC next weekend before playingtwo in the state of Washington to close out the month of October. AfterFriday night's game against Oregon, UCLA's next match in Westwood willbe on November 1 against Stanford.

Bruins Stay at .500 With Bay Area Split

UCLA provided some dramatics last weekend, recording an exceptionalcomeback in game one of Friday's 3-1 win at Cal before traveling down toStanford and recording a 1-3 loss. In the opening game of the match atCal, the Bruins trailed 29-23 before scoring eight straight points towin the game 31-29, en route to a 31-29, 26-30, 30-21, 30-23 victoryover the Golden Bears. In the game, sophomore libero Chrissie Zartmanposted a career-high 28 digs, leading all players. Four bruins haddouble-figure digs, with Heather Cullen leading the way with 16,followed by Lauren Fendrick with 14, Brittany Ringel with 12 and CiraWright with 11. Angela Eckmier posted a match-high seven blocks, allassists, as one of five Bruins to score double-figure points.On Saturday night at Stanford, the fourth-ranked Cardinal earned the30-24, 25-30, 30-25, 30-22 victory over UCLA. In Saturday's match, threeBruins had double-figure kills, led by Ringel with 15, while Fendrickand Cullen contributed 14 and 10, respectively. Fendrick double-doubledwith a match-high 19 digs, while Cullen and Zartman recorded 12 apiece.Eckmier and Wright each had five blocks in the match.

UCLA vs. Oregon State

The Bruins hold a 31-2 all-time record against Oregon State, including a15-1 record at home. OSU's only victory in Westwood was on September 28,2000 in Pauley Pavilion, a 4-15, 15-10, 7-15, 15-13, 16-14 victory thatwas the first over the Bruins in OSU program history. Last season, UCLAdefeated the Beavers 3-0 in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 16, but UCLA fell toOregon State three days later in Corvallis, 3-1. The Nov. 16 match inCorvallis was originally scheduled for Sept. 13, but was changed due tothe events of Sept. 11, 2001.

UCLA vs. Oregon

UCLA holds a 35-1 all-time record against the Ducks, including a 16-0record in Westwood. Oregon's only victory over the Bruin women'svolleyball team was a 3-1 win on Sept. 26, 1987 in Eugene. Last season,UCLA swept the Ducks with a 3-0 win in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 15followed by a 3-1 win in Eugene on Nov. 20.

Head Coach Andy Banachowski

In his 36th season on the Bruin bench, UCLA head coach Andy Banachowskiremains one of the top coaches in his profession. On Sept. 1, 2001, inHawaii, he became the first collegiate women's volleyball coach inhistory to record 900 career wins, and is just the second collegiatevolleyball coach for either gender to reach that milestone. UCLA men'scoach Al Scates, for whom Banachowski was a setter during his collegiatecareer, posted his 1,000th career win in February, 2000. The firstwomen's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National VolleyballHall of Fame in Holyoke, MA, Banachowski currently has a career recordof 929-227 (.804), and has coached the Bruins to six nationalchampionships, including three NCAA titles.

Next Week for the Bruins

UCLA is away from Pauley Pavilion for the next two weekends, trekkingacross town next Friday for a 7 pm match against top-ranked USC at theLyon Center. The Bruins will then travel to Washington and WashingtonState before returning to Pauley at the start of November.

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