Cougars Host Huskies In Pac-10 Volleyball Match

Oct. 23, 2000

The Washington State volleyball team begins a two-week stint of playing at home...the Cougs play five of their last seven matches in the friendly confines of Bohler Gym...the Washington Huskies will be crossing the Cascade Mountains for the 'Apple Cup' of the volleyball court this Friday...the match is the Pacific-10 Conference Match of the Week and will be televised live nationally on the FOX Sports Network beginning at 7:30 p.m...Heather Cox and either Jim Watson or Tod Pickett will be calling all the action for the FOX Sports Net telecast...WSU swept UW in the first meeting this season at Seattle, 15-2, 15-7, 15-13.

Washington State Volleyball This WeekFriday, October 27 WSU vs. Washington LIVE FOX TVBohler Gym, Pullman, 7:30 p.m.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (Natl. Ranking): Conference Overall Streak
USC (4) 10-1 16-1 Won 2
Arizona (5) 10-1 17-2 Won 3
UCLA (8) 9-2 14-5 Won 4
Arizona State 6-5 14-7 Won 2
Oregon State 5-5 15-7 Won 1
Stanford (17) 5-6 11-8 Lost 2
California 4-7 9-9 Lost 2
Washington State 3-8 12-8 Lost 2
Oregon 1-9 9-10 Won 2
Washington 1-10 5-13 Lost 3

COUGAR COACHING STAFF:
Head coach Cindy Fredrick has compiled a 221-150 (.596) record in her 12 years on the Palouse...her overall collegiate record is 307-210 (.594) in 16 years...Fredrick has a 100-109 (.478) record in Pac-10 conference matches, fourth-best among league coaches...she is joined by assistant coaches, her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (12th year) and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (first year).

ABOUT THE COUGAR OPPONENT:
WASHINGTON (5-13 overall, 1-10 Pac-10) - The Huskies find themselves at the bottom of the Pac-10 standings with their sole conference victory a 3-1 win over Oregon...junior middle hitter Lisa Underhill leads the Dawgs with 3.39 kills per game and 1.18 blocks per game (4th, Pac-10)...Gretchen Maurer (So., S) is fourth in Pac-10 with a 0.37 ace per game stat and shares setting duties (5.26 apg) with Britni Churnside (7.21 apg, 9th Pac-10)...coached by Bill Neville (123-130, 10 years at UW, 260-245, 17 years career)...UW leads the series 39-17 overall, and has a 20-9 lead in Pac-10 matches...WSU won both matches last year, including a 3-2 win in Pullman.

LAST TIME - WSU AT WASHINGTON (9/29/00):
LaToya Harris, a WSU sophomore from Portland, Ore., levied a season-high 21 kills, hit .704, and tagged three service aces to lead the Cougars to a 15-2, 15-7, 15-13, win before 833 fans at a very warm and humid Pavilion Addition. This was UW's sixth consecutive loss. Besides LaToya Harris on the offensive end, the Cougars grabbed their first Pac-10 win with 16 kills from Chelsie Schafer, 12 from Zandra Bautre and 11 from Holly Harris. LaToya Harris had 10 digs and Bautre dug up 11. Trina Kightlinger had five blocks. WSU hit .422 for the match. Washington was led by the 17 kills of Lisa Underhill and the 10 digs from Allison Richardson. The Huskies played without starter Malena Thompson (Jr., SW), who sat out the game because of disciplinary actions.

LAST WEEK:
Behind a school record 39 kills and career-high 28 digs from Amanda Burbridge, Arizona State rallied past Washington State for a 22-20, 13-15, 5-15, 15-8, 15-6 volleyball win Friday night. In game one, the Cougars trailed 7-1 before scoring six straight points to tie the game. Three Sun Devils attack errors fueled the rally and Zanda Bautre, who finished with a career-high 20 kills, hit a cross court winner to pull WSU even. ASU pulled ahead 12-7, but again WSU responded with six straight points to take a 13-12 lead. LaToya Harris, who tied a career high with 24 kills and added 23 digs, recorded two kills during the rally and another Bautre slam put the Cougs on top. ASU missed four chances to close out the game and WSU failed six times. ASU's Michelle Mortensen, who had a team-high 8 blocks, and Kim Mehlhorn combined for a block to close out the game, 22-20. Holly Harris recorded 15 kills and 14 digs while Adrian Hankoff registered nine kills and 10 digs off the bench. Saturday night at Tucson, Allison Napier recorded a match-high 21 kills to lead fifth-ranked Arizona to a 15-5, 17-19, 15-2, 15-4, win over WSU. Napier added 12 digs for the Wildcats while teammates Jill Talbot added 10 kills and 12 digs, Lisa Rutledge 16 kills, and Marissa DaLee 13 kills. WSU was led by Chelsie Schafer's 19 kills and 10 digs. LaToya Harris added 15 kills and 16 digs, and Trina Kightlinger had nine kills with a .533 hitting percentage.

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE STANDINGS:
Washington State is 23rd on the national attendance standings with an average of 947 fans in eight home matches (7,572 total attendance)...Hawai'i leads with a 6,901 average (13 matches)...Stanford is the top Pac-10 school (1,811 fans, 9th nationally).

FROM A (Adrian Hankoff) TO Z (Zanda Bautre) HERE COME THE COUGS:

Brittney Diaz (5-11, Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) will redshirt this season...Diaz, the Gatorade Player of the Year for New Mexico, had ACL surgery last November and will utilize the Fall to complete her recovery.

#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Jr., OH, Boise, Idaho) transferred in January 2000 from Utah Valley State...practiced only with team in spring...moved from OH sub to starter at MB for California (8 kills, hit .273, 3 blocks)...in OSU/UO series had 25 kills (.451) and 10 blocks...tallied 16 kills, 9 blocks at ASU...started last five matches.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Jr., RS/S, Gresham, Ore.) transferred from Salt Lake CC...NJCAA All-American setter...selected to Cougar Challenge and Fresno State Invitational All-Tournament teams...unflappable setter...12.76 assists per game average is fifth in Pac-10 rankings...career-high 7 blocks at California.

#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-6, So., OH/DS, Orinda, Calif.) second year as back row starter...averages 2.41 digs per game (WSU is second in Pac-10 with 17.17 dpg)...played front row at Cal (3 kills) and at Arizona (2 kills).

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, Fr., OH, Riga, Latvia) Fredrick calls her WSU's International Secret Weapon...moved into starting spot versus Washington...best efforts include vs. Oregon State (18 kills - .485, 17 digs), at Stanford (14 kills 18 digs), and at ASU (20 kills, 10 digs)...tied for second on team in hitting percentage at .245.

#8 Trina Kightlinger (6-1, Sr., MH, Yorba Linda, Calif.) transferred from Loyola Marymount as a junior...leads team and sixth in Pac-10 with 1.14 blocks per game average...tallied 10 blocks and 17 kills versus ASU.

#9 Camila Schmitz Rower (6-0, Jr., OH, Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil) transferred from Arizona Western College...married to Cougar basketball center 7-1, 301-pound Paulo Rower...played in seven matches.

#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, So., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) shares left side with Bautre after starting first 14 matches...tallied career-high 20 kills at Idaho...this season 2.51 kpg is fourth on team.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, So., MB, Sandy, Utah) was freshman starter at MB, now alternates in front row...named to Cougar Challenge and Fresno State Invite All-Tournament teams...narrowly missed a triple double with 13 kills, 14 digs and 9 blocks against 17th ranked Kansas State...versus Arizona State had 17 kills, 13 blocks and 6 digs...1.05 blocks per game is second on team, 10th in Pac-10...her .281 hitting percentage leads Cougs.

#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, So., RS/S, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) spent spring drills and competition at setter...sets when WSU runs a 6-2 offense...second on team as server with 19 aces, 0.33 apg., (tied 9th, Pac-10)...second on team with 2.81 digs per game...hammered career-high 27 kills and hit .512 (13 digs, five blocks) in win over Oregon State.

#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Jr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) contributes to back row defense and serving...started five matches...WSU's only two-year letterwinner...seen action in 16 of WSU 's 20 matches...had career-high 12 digs in Oregon State win...averages 1.68 digs per game.

#21 LaToya Harris (5-7, So., OH, Portland, Ore.) talented left-hander with vertical jump of over 30'...earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention and first team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors last year...named MVP of Cougar Challenge and to Fresno State Invite all-tournament team...leads team with 4.03 kills per game (5th in Pac-10), digs with 3.23 digs per game (6th in Pac-10), and 0.35 serving (7th in Pac-10)...had double-figure kills in 16 of 20 matches and double-figure digs in 10 of those 16 matches (double-doubles)...career highs of 24 kills, 26 digs at Stanford...hit .704 with 21 kills in win at Washington...also tagged 24 kills, 23 digs, 5 blocks at ASU.

#22 Nohea Tano (5-10, Fr., MH, Honolulu, Hawai'i) key member of national championship Kamehameha Secondary team...seen action in seven Cougar matches...contributed 2 blocks versus Arizona State.

NOTEABLE:
In Pac-10 Conference only matches (per game averages), Washington State is second in assists (16.62), fourth in digs (16.80) and kills (17.98), sixth in hitting percentage (.210), eighth in blocks (2.46), and 10th in service aces (1.00).

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