Oregon Volleyball Set For Bay Area Swing

Oct. 3, 2001

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RECENTLY The Ducks lost 3-0 to Washington last Friday and 3-0 to Washington State Saturday. Senior Monique Tobbagi led Oregon offensively on the weekend with 22 kills, while sophomore Lindsay Murphy led the Ducks defensively with 17 digs.

HEAD COACH CARL FERREIRA Second year head coach Carl Ferreira (166-80 overall, 18-24 Oregon) led the Ducks to their best overall finish since 1996 last season. Ferreira recruited the 2000 National Junior College Player of the Year as well as the Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year. Ferreira, a Hilo, Hawaii native, is joined by second-year assistants Anna Reznicek and Jared Sliger.

TV TIME Two home matches will be broadcast on Fox Sports this season. Oregon's matches against Arizona State Oct. 18 and California Nov. 1 will both be rebroadcast.

THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS Things aren't the same in women's collegiate volleyball this season. The NCAA scoring committee adopted rally scoring for the 2001 season. The first four games will be played to 30 and a point will be scored everytime the ball is put into play, regardless of which team served. A fifth game, if necessary, will be played to 15 points. Let scoring was also adopted, meaning if the ball grazes the net on a serve but still goes over, it remains in play.

A LOOK AT NO. 4 STANFORD The Cardinal remain perfect in conference play with wins over Washington, Washington State and California. Stanford's only loss this season was against No. 2 Long Beach State. The Cardinal are holding opponents to a .129 hitting percentage, which leads the Pac-10. They are also leading the conference with 3.65 blocks per game.

A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA The Bears are the only team in the Pac-10 not currently posting a winning record. They too, are seeking their first conference win this weekend against the Oregon schools. Freshman Camille Leffall leads all Pac-10 freshmen with a .359 hitting percentage, which is ninth in the Pac-10.

THE SERIES Stanford holds a commanding 33-2 advantage over the Ducks and have won the last 23 meetings. Oregon's last win was a 3-2 victory at Maples Pavilion. California leads the series 32-12 with Oregon's last win at Haas Pavilion.

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