Volleyball Falls 3-1 To No. 11 UCLA

Nov. 20, 2001

Oregon senior Monique Tobbagi had her 10th double double of the season (16 kills, 11 digs), but No. 11 UCLA held off a pesky Oregon offense to win 30-19, 25-30, 30-16, 30-28 in front of 622 fans at McArthur Court Tuesday evening. Oregon is 9-20 overall, 0-17 Pacific-10 conference and the Bruins improve to 18-8, 12-6.

'I thought we made some adjustments that helped us out,'Oregon head coach Carl Ferreira said. 'We served and blocked well in games two and four and showed that we are a really good volleyball team when we do those things.'

After the first two games, the match was tied at one game apiece and Oregon had committed just seven errors to post its best hitting percentage of the season (.378). But the Bruins had outkilled Oregon 20-12 in the first game before the Ducks responded in game two to outkill UCLA 19-12. Oregon held a potent UCLA offense to a .119 hitting percentage in game two and capitalized on seven Bruin errors.

In game three it was all UCLA as the Bruins came out of the locker room and put up 17 kills to Oregon's eight. The Ducks had just eight kills and committed nine errors to hit -.029.

'The bottom line is that the match is going to come down to getting more kills and minimizing errors,' Ferreira said. 'I thought we did a good job in games one and two, but we had 18 errors combined in the last two games. You can't do that and be successful.'

Oregon sophomore Heather Gilmore had a career night against the 11th ranked Bruins, tallying nine kills and committing just two errors to hit a career-high .389. Gilmore added seven digs in her best performance of the season.

Junior Stephanie Martin added 11 kills and six blocks and Lindsay Closs added eight kills.

Oregon's final match of the Pac-10 season is tomorrow night at 7 p.m. against USC at McArthur Court.

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