Cougars Fall to Tough UCLA Team in Four

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The sixth-ranked UCLA Bruins came back after losing the first game to defeat the BYU Cougars, 24-30, 30-26, 29-31, 30-18 in the final match of the 2004 BYU/Utah Challenge.

"We've made some progress," BYU assistant coach Jason Watson said after the match. "We just need to go from here and continue to improve. We hope to be better by November."

BYU setter Lauren Richards led the Cougar attack with a triple double. She had season-high 10 kills while adding 47 assists and 12 digs. Three other Cougars contributed double digit kills with Erica Lott recording 18, Lindsy Hartsock 12, and Lexi Brown 11. Hartsock and Lindsey Metcalf each had seven blocks.

Brittany Ringel's 21 kills and Krystal McFarland's 51 assists led UCLA. Chrissie Zartman chipped in a game-high 16 digs and Nana Meriwether added 10 kills and seven blocks.

As a team, BYU hit .212 on the match (67-31-170) with UCLA hitting .249 (64-21-173). The Cougars 70 digs and 12 team blocks while the Bruins had 53 digs and 10 team blocks.

The Cougars were in control early, jumping out to a 6-3 lead in game one. UCLA closed the gap at 7-6 and kept the game close until two Lindsey Metcalf blocks helped extend BYU's lead from 19-17 to 22-17. From there the Cougars cruised to a 30-24 win, the final point coming on a Bruin service error. Richards, Hartsock, and Brown led a balanced Cougar attack with four kills each and Hartsock and Metcalf kept the UCLA hitters at bay with three kills apiece.

The Bruins rebounded from the game one loss to take a 7-1 lead in the second. BYU closed the gap to two at 6-8 behind two Lott kills. The score remained close until UCLA went on a 7-1 run to extend the lead to 21-13. Ringel had five kills for the Bruins while Meriwether had three. As the team, UCLA out-blocked the Cougars 6-0. Lott paced BYU in the second with seven kills.

Both squads came out hungry in the third game, as the score remained close throughout. BYU was able to take a 15-13 lead on a Hartsock kill but the Bruins came back on a 7-3 run capped by a Ringel kill. Down 22-20, the Cougars went on a 4-0 run that included a Richard's ace. With the score tied at 28, Kim Wilson came up with a big kill to give BYU the one point advantage. But UCLA came back with a three-point run to take the game and go up two games to one. Ringel had eight kills in the third to boost the Bruins.

UCLA carried its momentum over from game three into the fourth and jumped out to a 14-4 lead. The Cougars would close the gap to seven at 8-15 but the Bruins were too much as they took the game 30-18, winning the match in four.

BYU fell to 5-4 on the season while UCLA improved to 7-2. The Cougars will open Mountain West Conference play with a match against Utah in the Smith Fieldhouse Friday September 24, 2004. The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Hartsock is looking forward to the match with Utah.

"Utah is a good team and it's always a touch match," Hartsock said.


 

Volleyball Box Score

Brigham Young University - Volleyball

UCLA Bruins vs Brigham Young Univ. (Sep 18, 2004 at BYU, PROVO UTAH)

UCLA Bruins | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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1 RINGEL, Brittany.... 4| 21 3 50 .360| 0| 1 1| 0| 5| 0 2 0| 1

2 BARBA, Nancy........ 1| 1 1 2 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

9 CARTER, Katie....... 3| 4 6 19 -.105| 0| 0 2| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

10 MURPHY, Brynn....... 4| 9 3 31 .194| 0| 0 2| 0| 6| 0 3 0| 0

11 LYMAN, Colby........ 4| 7 3 23 .174| 6| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 4 0| 0

12 McFARLAND, Krystal.. 4| 7 1 12 .500| 51| 1 1| 1| 5| 0 2 0| 1

7 MERIWETHER, Nana.... 4| 10 1 19 .474| 0| 1 1| 0| 2| 1 6 1| 0

15 CULLEN, Heather..... 3| 5 3 17 .118| 0| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 0

20 FINE, Jessica....... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0

23 ZARTMAN, Chrissie... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 4| 0 4| 1| 16| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 64 21 173 .249| 61| 3 11| 2| 53| 1 18 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 8 35 .143 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS

2 15 5 44 .227 UCLA Bruins......... (3) 24 30 31 30 7-2

3 20 5 55 .273 Brigham Young Univ.. (1) 30 26 29 18 5-4

4 16 3 39 .333

Brigham Young Univ. | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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5 RICHARDS, Lauren.... 4| 10 6 25 .160| 47| 2 6| 0| 12| 1 0 1| 0

6 METCALF, Lindsey.... 4| 7 2 25 .200| 5| 0 1| 3| 9| 2 5 0| 0

7 WILSON, Kim......... 4| 9 5 31 .129| 2| 0 2| 0| 9| 0 1 0| 0

9 BROWN, Lexi......... 4| 11 6 27 .185| 0| 0 0| 0| 7| 1 1 1| 0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 4| 18 8 38 .263| 1| 0 5| 0| 6| 0 2 0| 0

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 4| 12 3 22 .409| 0| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 7 0| 0

1 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 1| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

16 EVANS, Lindsey...... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 0 0| 0

17 POWELL, Stacie...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 4| 0 0| 0| 11| 0 0 0| 0

20 JUDKINS, Jenna...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

21 KEMP, Annie......... 2| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 67 31 170 .212| 61| 2 16| 3| 70| 4 16 2| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 4 34 .382 Site: BYU, PROVO UTAH (SMITH FIELDHOUSE)

2 18 10 45 .178 Date: Sep 18, 2004 Attend: 1106 Time: 2 H 10

3 19 6 48 .271 Referees: ANNETTE COTTLE, DAPHNE NELSON, KAREN MARSHALL

4 13 11 43 .047

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