Women's Volleyball Hope To Keep Three Match Streak Alive

Oct. 30, 2000

Thursday, November 2 vs. California, Bohler Gym, Pullman 7 p.m.

Friday, November 3 vs. Stanford, Bohler Gym, Pullman, 7 p.m.

COUGARS PLANNING TO KEEP HOME WIN STREAK ALIVE: The Washington State volleyball team will be home for the second consecutive week and has the opportunity to keep its three-match home win-streak alive...the Cougs play five of their last seven matches in the friendly confines of Bohler Gym...California comes into the Palouse just a half game behind WSU, while Stanford, struggling for the first time in recent memory, currently has only two more Pac-10 wins than WSU...with no non-conference matches remaining, the Cougars have to make the most of their final six Pac-10 contests to make a run for an NCAA Championship Tournament at-large invitation.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (Natl. Ranking):

Conference Overall Streak

USC (3) 12-1 19-1 Won 4

Arizona (4) 12-1 19-2 Won 5

UCLA (8) 11-2 16-5 Won 6

Arizona State 7-6 15-8 Won 1

Stanford (17) 6-7 12-9 Lost 1

Oregon State 5-7 15-9 Lost 2

Washington State 4-8 13-8 Won 1

California 4-9 9-11 Lost 4

Oregon 1-11 9-12 Lost 2

Washington 1-11 6-14 Won 1

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: Head coach Cindy Fredrick has compiled a 222-150 (.597) record in her 12 years on the Palouse...her overall collegiate record is 308-210 (.595) in 16 years...Fredrick has a 101-109 (.481) 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).


CALIFORNIA (9-11 overall, 4-9 Pac-10) - The Golden Bears have lost four in a row to the top four teams in the Pac-10...senior Alicia Perry leads Cal with 4.72 kpg (3rd Pac-10) and 4.10 digs per game (1st Pac-10)...Reena Pardiwala has 1.06 blocks per game (9th, Pac-10) while Ashleigh Turner is tied with WSU's Schafer with 0.32 service aces per game (8th Pac-10)...coach Rich Feller (22-26, 2nd year at Cal, 321-193, 16 years career)...Cal won the first meeting this season 16-14, 15-7, 15-7, and brings a two-match win streak versus the Cougs...WSU leads the series 18-17 overall and 18-11 in Pac-10 contests...in Pullman, WSU leads 11-3...Cal 's last win in Pullman was in 1989 (3-0), Cindy Fredrick's first year as head coach of the Cougars.

#17 STANFORD (12-9 overall, 6-7 Pac-10 pending 11/2 match at Washington) - The Cardinal come to the state of Washington with hopes of redeeming their conference season...although Olympian (1999 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, All-American) Logan Tom returned to collegiate action earlier this month, Stanford is 3-3 with Tom in the lineup...only setter Lindsay Kagawa is listed among the top ten in Pac-10 overall matches (12.23 apg - 6th) while MB Jennifer Demter makes the list of hitting percentage in conference only matches (.399 - 3rd)...head coach Don Shaw taking a one-year leave of absence (440-70, 16 years), long-time assistant coach Denise Corlett is serving as interim head coach...earlier in the season, Stanford won 15-7, 10-15, 15-5, 15-13...Stanford leads the series 29-1 with 13 wins and one loss in Pullman...WSU's sole win at home was a 3-1 contest in 1996.

LAST WEEK: Washington State defeated Washington 15-10, 15-2, 13-15, 15-5, in a nationally televised volleyball match Oct. 27, at Bohler Gym before 1,215 fans. Cougar freshman Zanda Bautre led all players with 21 kills and hit .419. Chelsie Schafer chipped in 18 kills (.455) followed by LaToya Harris with 17 kills. Kortney Jamtaas had a match-high 15 digs while WSU setter Kali Surplus nearly scored a triple double with 10 kills (.438), 58 assists and 8 digs. Washington was led by the 15 kills and five blocks of Lisa Underhill. Britni Churnside had 56 assists and 12 digs. It was the fourth time in school history WSU did not have a receiving errors (UW had zero aces). Washington has four consecutive losses. This is the second consecutive season WSU has won both the home and away UW matches. Washington State has now equaled its total wins from the 1999 season (13-15).

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE STANDINGS: Washington State is 23rd on the national attendance standings with an average of 976 fans in nine home matches (8,787 total attendance)...Hawai'i leads with a 6,901 average (13 matches)...Stanford is the top Pac-10 school (1,811 fans, 9th nationally) followed by Arizona (1,656, 12th).

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 six 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 2.49 digs per game which is third on team...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 end of September...best efforts include vs. Washington (21 kills, .419, 10 digs), vs. Oregon State (18 kills, .485, 17 digs), at Stanford (14 kills 18 digs), and at ASU (20 kills, 10 digs)...second on team in hitting percentage at .263.

#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 fifth 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...1.03 blocks per game is second on team...her .275 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 20 aces, 0.32 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 21 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 4.04 kills per game (5th in Pac-10), digs with 3.11 digs per game (7th in Pac-10), and 0.35 serving (7th in Pac-10)...had double-figure kills in 17 of 21 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: Among the Pac-10 Conference overall matches (per game averages), Washington State is second in digs (17.04), third in assists (15.88) and kills (17.52), sixth in service aces (1.33), seventh in hitting percentage (.231) and blocks (2.63)...Stanford team stats are ahead of WSU in blocks (3.30 - 1st) and hitting percentage (.237 - 5th) only...Cal is ahead in only blocks (2.65 - 6th).

2000 WSU Schedule/Results

13-8, 4-8 Pac-10

9/1 W ^Gonzaga 3-0
9/1 W ^Rhode Island 3-0
9/2 W ^Utah State 3-1
9/2 W ^Kansas State 3-2
9/8 W +UC Riverside 3-0
9/8 W +Cal St. Fullerton 3-0
9/9 W +Northern Iowa 3-0
9/9 W +Fresno State 3-0
9/14 L *USC 0-3
9/15 L *UCLA 0-3
9/19 W Idaho 3-1
9/22 L *Arizona 0-3
9/23 L *Arizona State 2-3
9/29 W *Washington 3-0
10/6 L *Stanford 1-3
10/7 L *California 0-3
10/13 W *Oregon State 3-1
10/14 W *Oregon 3-0
10/20 L *Arizona State 2-3
10/21 L *Arizona 1-3
10/27 W *Washington 3-1
11/2 *California 7 p.m.
11/3 *Stanford 7 p.m.
11/10 *Oregon 7 p.m.
11/11 *Oregon State 7 p.m.
11/16 *UCLA 7 p.m.
11/17 *USC 7 p.m.

Home matches are Bold
^ Les Schwab Cougar Challenge
+ Fresno State Tournament
* Pac-10 Conferences matches

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