Cal Volleyball Loses at Washington State, 3-0

Nov. 2, 2000

PULLMAN, WA - The University of California women's volleyball team (9-12, 4-10) fell to host Washington State (14-8, 5-8), 3-0 (15-9, 15-9, 15-3), Thursday night at Bohler Gym on the WSU campus.

It was Cal's fifth straight loss and the Bears have not won a game in a match since defeating non-league opponent William & Mary, 3-1, on Oct. 13. Cal has now lost six straight Pac-10 matches and 18 straight games in those six Pac-10 matches. The last time the Bears won a game against a conference opponent was when they defeated WSU, 3-0, Oct. 7 in Berkeley.

Freshman outside Gabrielle Abernathy led the Bears with 11 kills and senior outside hitter Alicia Perry had 10 kills and a team-high 10 digs.

In game one, Cal got within 5-4 on a kill by Abernathy and later got within 7-6 on a kill by Perry, but that was as close as the Bears would get, losing 15-9.

Cal lost game two, 15-9, but was defeated in a totally different manner than game one. The Bears had jumped ahead 7-2 on a kill by sophomore middle blocker Reena Pardiwala, but Cal let the Cougars back into the game. A kill by Abernathy gave the Bears a 9-6 lead, but when Abernathy was blocked later to make the score, 9-9, it was all down hill from there as Cal gave up six straight points to lose 15-9.

The Bears worst game was by far game three. Cal had tied the contest, 3-3, but that was all it could muster, losing 15-3.

The Bears will try to get back on the winning track when they travel to Washington, Friday, Nov. 3, for a 7 p.m. match at the Pavilion Addition in Seattle. Cal defeated the Huskies earlier this season, 3-1, Oct. 6 in Berkeley.

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