This Week in Pac-10 Volleyball (10/23/00)

Oct. 23, 2000

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Conference play heads north as the Arizona schools travel to the Bay Area to meet CALIFORNIA and STANFORD, while UCLA and USC visit the Oregon schools . . . Another rivalry this week to be televised by FOX Sports Net as WASHINGTON meets WASHINGTON STATE . . . The Pac-10's non-conference record stands at an impressive 67-16 (.807). It's the second-best mark in non-league action for the Pac-10, ranking only behind the 1992 season's non-league record of 99-19 (.839). . . This week's Volleyball Magazine poll includes No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 USC, No. 11 UCLA and No. 15 Stanford, while the USA Today/AVCA poll lists No. 4 USC, No. 5 Arizona, No. 8 UCLA and No. 17 Stanford.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tue., Oct. 24USC at UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 26ARIZONA at STANFORD, 7 p.m.USC at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 27ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m.ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD, 7 p.m.USC at OREGON, 7 p.m.UCLA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, 7:30 p.m. (FOX SN)

Sat., Oct. 28ARIZONA STATE at CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m.UCLA at OREGON, 7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 29Idaho State at WASHINGTON, 12 noon

THE POLLS

USA TODAY/AVCA COACHES (Oct. 23) 1. Nebraska (50) 2. Hawai'i (10) 3. Colorado State 4. USC 5. ARIZONA 6. Wisconsin 7. Minnesota 8. UCLA 9. Pepperdine10. Florida11. Penn State12. Pacific13. Ohio State14. UC Santa Barbara15. Santa Clara16. Brigham Young17. STANFORD18. Long Beach State19. Utah State20. Utah21. Texas A&M22. Loyola Marymount23. Michigan State24. Notre Dame25. Missouri

VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE (Oct. 23) 1. Hawai'i 2. Nebraska 3. Colorado State 4. ARIZONA 5. USC 6. Wisconsin 7. Minnesota 8. Penn State 9. Pacific10. Florida11. UCLA12. Pepperdine13. Ohio State14. UC Santa Barbara15. STANFORD16. Long Beach State17. Santa Clara18. Brigham Young19. Utah20. Kansas State

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Senior outside hitter Amanda Burbridge (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was named Pac-10 Player of the Week as she led Arizona State to victories over Washington State and Washington last weekend. Burbridge collected 77 kills (8.56 kpg), while posting a .342 hitting percentage. She set an Arizona State single-match record with 39 kills in the win over Washington State. She also added 28 digs and five blocks. Burbridge followed that performance with a 38-kill effort against Washington, adding 19 digs and five blocks. Burbridge earns the Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for the first time in her career, Arizona State's 15th all-time, and first since 1995.

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - Junior middle blocker Erin Sebbas had 13 kills on 25 attempts and only three errors, a .400 hitting percentage in UA's two matches last weekend. She also had six total blocks, second most for Arizona on the weekend. . . Sophomore outside hitter Lisa Rutledge, senior outside hitter Allison Napier, and senior middle blocker Marisa DaLee each had 26 kills in the two matches (3.71 KPG) last week. In the match vs. Washington, DaLee tied her own school record with a .750 hitting percentage as she tallied 13 kills with one error on 16 attempts.

ARIZONA STATE - With victories over the Washington schools last week, the Sun Devils sweep the season series for the first time since 1992. . . With 1,428 kills, senior outside hitter Amanda Burbridge ranks fourth on the ASU career list. . . Junior outside hitter Jami Coughlin recorded her 1,000th dig of her career last week. With 1,007, she joins 10 other former Sun Devils with 1,000 or more digs.

CALIFORNIA - Senior Alicia Perry became the fourth Cal player with 1,000 kills/1,000 digs in a career. Her current numbers stand at 1,209 kills/1,010 digs. She was one of three Pac-10 players to record their 1,000th dig last week, joining Arizona State's Jami Coughlin (1,007) and USC's Antoinette Polk (1,001). . . Should Cal defeat Arizona State this weekend, it would be their first sweep over the Sun Devils since 1992.

OREGON - The Ducks picked up their first Pac-10 win of the season with a three-game sweep at Oregon State. It was Oregon's first sweep of a Conference foe since blanking Oregon State in 1998. It was also the first three-game sweep of a Conference opponent on the road in league play since 1996. . . Oregon continues to lead the Conference in service aces with 125 (1.81 service aces per game). . . Oregon's nine wins this season surpass last year's total of seven victories and are the most wins in a season for the Ducks since also posting nine wins in 1997.

OREGON STATE - Senior middle blocker Angie Shirley needs six kills to reach 1,000 for her career and the eighth Beaver all-time to reach that mark. . . With 384 kills this season, junior outside hitter Gina Schmidt already ranks ninth on the OSU single-season kills list. Should she maintain her 4.57 kpg average over the last 10 matches of the regular season, Schmidt could become just the third Beaver to register 500 kills in a season.

STANFORD - With five blocks vs. USC last week, senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer went over the 400 mark for total blocks in her career. Currently with 403 total blocks, she needs 23 blocks to move into fifth on the Stanford career total blocks list. . . The six league losses for the Cardinal are the most in conference play for Stanford since 1979 when it posted a record of 6-6 in NorCal action.

UCLA - Senior middle blocker Elisabeth Bachman posted an error-free match with 13 kills and 18 attacks against Cal, posting a .722 attack percentage. . . UCLA completed a season sweep of Stanford for the first time since 1993 with Thursday night's 3-0 win. . . For the weekend, the Bruins hit .368 as a team, and held the Cardinal and Golden Bears to a combined .092 hitting percentage.

USC - With their second win against the Cardinal this season, the Women of Troy completed their first-ever season sweep over Stanford since 1980. . . The USC-Stanford match was the first five-game match for the Trojans this season. . . Middle blocker Kelli Lantz made her second and third career start this week, replacing senior Janae Henry who is suffering from severe shin splints. The freshman turned in a solid performance against Cal with a .733 attack percentage (ranks fourth among USC match records), 11 kills and four blocks. Following with a .556 effort against Stanford, Lantz did not make an error against either team and averaged 667 in the series. In her three starts this season she has only accounted for one error. . . Senior outside hitter Antoinette Polk reached a historic milestone. With 1,041 career kills and 1,001 career digs to date, Polk became just the 36th player in Pac-10 history and the sixth player at USC to surpass 1,000 in both categories. . . Against Stanford, the Trojans collected a season-high 11 service aces.

WASHINGTON - Junior setter Britni Churnside posted 21 digs against Arizona State, one short of her career-high of 22 set earlier this season vs. Texas. . . Junior quick hitter Lisa Underhill has etched her name in the Washington record book. With 270 career total blocks, Underhill now ranks 10th on the UW career list for total blocks. . . The Huskies travel to Washington State for Friday night's FOX Sports Net televised match. The Huskies have won two of the last three meetings between the two schools in Pullman.

WASHINGTON STATE - Sophomore outside hitter LaToya Harris needs 14 kills to surpass 300 kills for the second consecutive season. Harris currently ranks fifth in the league with 4.03 kills per game. . . The Cougars have a record of 6-2 at home this year and will close the season with five of their last seven matches at home. . . Junior setter Kali Surplus is averaging 15.19 assists per game over the last four matches.

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