Oct. 29, 1999
WESTWOOD, Calif. - The Washington State University volleyball team never got a chance to feel at home Friday night at Pauley Pavilion as it took 7th-ranked UCLA just 73 minutes to claim a 15-5, 15-6, 15-11 win to remain undefeated and atop the Pac-10 Conference standings.
WSU is 11-9 overall, 5-7 in conference play while UCLA moves to 21-1 overall, 13-0 and atop the Pac-10 Conference standings. UCLA defeated Washington 3-0 Thursday night in LA.
UCLA sophomore Kristee Porter had 15 kills and hit the career 1,000 kill mark in only her second collegiate season. Ashley Bowles added 13 kills and 11 digs.
Joy Sperry led the Cougars with 12 kills as the Cougars struggled to a .038 hitting percentage.
The Bruins hit .528 as in the 15-5 first game win, committing only three errors in 36 attacks.
In the second game, UCLA ran off nine points before the Cougs got on the board. La Toya Harris had two kills and Holly Harris had four kills to get WSU back into game but the Cougars could not put more than six points as they hit -.034.
Behind the serving of LaToya Harris, WSU knocked down six straight points for a 9-5 lead in game three. The Bruins came back with a 4-0 run to go ahead 10-9 but WSU would not go away quietly. Holly Harris and Trina Kightlinger teamed on a block followed by Kortney Jamtaas' ace to give WSU back the lead at 11-10. But the homecourt teddys would not be denied as Elisabeth Bachman tallied three of the final five points for the UCLA 15-11 win.
WSU travels across town to play #17 USC Saturday, Oct. 30, at North Gym.
#7 UCLA (21-1, 13-0 Pac-10) d. Washington State (11-9, 5-7 Pac-10)
Game scores: 15-5, 15-6, 15-11
STATISTICS: KILLS: Sperry (WSU) 12, Porter (UCLA) 15. ASSISTS: Wright (WSU) 20, Selsor (UCLA) 38. DIGS: L. Harris (WSU) 9, Bowles (UCLA) 11. BLOCKS: Kightlinger (WSU) 3, Bachman (UCLA) 3. SERVICE ACES: (WSU) four with 1 each, (UCLA) three with 1 each. Attendance: 1414.