This Week in Pac-10 Volleyball (10/8/01)

Oct. 8, 2001

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STANFORD takes its five-match winning streak to Los Angeles to meet UCLA and USC. The Trojans carry a nine-match winning streak of their own. The Stanford-USC match will be the weekly televised match on FOX Sports Net. . . The Pac-10 posts a 55-15 (.786) record in non-league play, including a mark of 13-7 (.650) vs. non-league ranked opponents. . . Pac-10 in the weekly rankings - this week's USA TODAY/AVCA poll - No. 3 USC, No. 4 STANFORD, No. 5 UCLA and No. 7 ARIZONA.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Mon., Oct. 8*Washington at Washington State, 5 p.m. (1)*Arizona at California, 7 p.m. (1)

Tues., Oct. 9Idaho at Washington State, 7 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 10Oregon at Oregon State, 7 p.m.

Thur., Oct. 11Stanford at UCLA, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 12California at UCLA, 7 p.m.Stanford at USC, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)Washington at Arizona State, 7 p.m.Washington State at Arizona, 8 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 13California at USC, 7:30 p.m.Oregon State at Idaho State, 7 p.m.Washington at Arizona, 7 p.m.Washington State at Arizona State, 7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 14Oregon at Idaho State, 2 p.m.

(1) Matches rescheduled from week of Sept. 11.

THE POLLS

USA TODAY/AVCA COACHES (Oct. 8) 1. Long Beach State (55) 2. Nebraska (10) 3. USC 4. STANFORD 5. UCLA 6. Wisconsin 7. ARIZONA 8. Colorado State 9. Florida10. Ohio State11. Penn State12. Pacific13. Hawai'i14. Brigham Young15. Pepperdine16. Northern Iowa17. Texas A&M18. Utah19. South Carolina20. Minnesota21. Notre Dame22. Louisville23. Colorado24. UC Santa Barbara25. Santa Clara

VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE (Oct. 1) 1. Long Beach State 2. Nebraska 3. USC 4. STANFORD 5. Florida 6. Ohio State 7. Wisconsin 8. Penn State 9. UCLA10. ARIZONA11. Colorado State12. Brigham Young13. Pacific14. Pepperdine15. Texas A&M16. Hawai'i17. South Carolina18. Minnesota19. UC Santa Barbara20. Northern IowaARV WASHINGTON STATE

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS LOGAN TOM (STANFORD)

Junior outside hitter LOGAN TOM led Stanford to four wins in six days, including victories over No. 24 Santa Clara and No. 7 Arizona. Tom posted 70 kills (4.67 kpg) while hitting at a .327 clip for the week. She also added 42 digs (2.80 dpg), eight service aces (0.53 sapg) and 14 blocks (0.93 bpg). She tallied her 100th career service ace against Santa Clara on Tuesday, then recorded her 1,000th kill against Oregon State on Saturday.

It's the fourth weekly award for Tom, Stanford's 42nd honor all-time.

Previous Player of the Week honors: Sept. 4 - Kristee Porter, UCLA, Sept. 10 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN. Sept. 17 - None selected. Sept. 24 - Logan Tom, STAN. Oct. 1 - Laura Collins, OSU. Oct. 8 - Logan Tom, STAN.

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - With the win over Arizona State, Wildcat coach David Rubio picked up career win No. 300. His next milestone will be 100 career wins in Pac-10 play - his current league mark is 96-72 (.571). . . The Wildcats have dropped three straight Pac-10 road matches in the same season for the first time since losing four consecutive league road matches in 1996. . . With 968 digs, senior setter Dana Burkholder needs 32 digs to reach 1,000 for her career. She ranks fifth on Arizona's all-time digs list.

ARIZONA STATE - A cure for the Sun Devils four-match losing streak could be the Washington schools. Arizona State has won seven of the last eight matches against the schools from the northwest. . . After playing just one match in a 13-day span, the Sun Devils' next match will be the beginning of seven matches in a 15-day period.

CALIFORNIA - Freshman outside hitter Mia Jerkov (Split, Croatia) saw her first action of the season last weekend and responded with 22 kills (3.67 kpg), including a season-high 15 kills vs. Oregon State, while adding 19 digs (3.17 dpg). The 15 kills equals the second highest match total this season by a Cal player.

OREGON - Junior middle blocker Stephanie Martin is the only Duck to be listed twice among the Pac-10 statistical leaders. She ranks seventh in blocks (1.20 bpg) and 10th in hitting percentage (.359). Should she finish the season hitting .359, that would rank as the second-best hitting percentage in a single season by an Oregon player. . . Sophomore outside hitter Lindsay Murphy has led the Ducks in digs in six of the last seven matches, including a career-high 20 digs against Boise State (Sept. 8). She's averaging 3.30 dpg over the last seven matches.

OREGON STATE - With 1,193 career kills, senior outside hitter Gina Schmidt needs seven more to move up to fourth on the Oregon State all-time list. She also needs 21 digs to reach 1,000 for her career. When she reaches that milestone, she'll be the fourth Beaver to record at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

STANFORD - Freshman outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani tallied a career-high 19 kills against Arizona Sunday. . . Sunday's five-game match was the first five-gamer for the Cardinal this season. . . Sophomore setter Anna Robinson set a career-high with 52 assists against Arizona.

UCLA - In game 2 of Thursday's match at Washington, senior outside hitter Kristee Porter recorded the 2,116th kill of her career, surpassing UCLA's NatalieWilliams (1989-92, Pac-10 Player of the Decade) for the Pac-10 and UCLA career kills record. It took Williams 137 matches and 458 games played to set the previous Pac-10 and UCLA career record of 2,115 career kills, while Porter surpassed that mark in the 103rd match and 371st game of her career. She currently has 2,139 career kills. Her next kill will tie her with Minnesota's Andrea Gonzalez for 20th on the NCAA's all-time list. . . With 5,357 assists, senior setter Erika Selsor needs 12 assists to move into second on the Pac-10's all-time list for assists.

USC - USC has won nine consecutive matches and has not dropped a game since its Sept. 2 meeting with Wisconsin (27 straight game wins). . . . . . The Trojans have a homecourt winning streak of 22 matches, including a string of 12 straight Pac-10 matches. . . USC has held 10 of 11 opponents this season below a .200 attack percentage. . . After an impressive game three performance against Washington State (hit .750 with three kills and two blocks), sophomore middleblocker Kelli Lantz earned her first start of the season against Washington and responded with eight kills and a career-high six blocks.

WASHINGTON - Just four matches into the Pac-10 season, the Huskies have already matched their conference win total from last season. . . Senior outside hitter Allison Ricardson has led Washington in kills in 11 of the team's 14 matches. . . Senior center blocker Lisa Underhill needs 31 kills to reach 1,000 kills for her career.

WASHINGTON STATE - Junior middle blocker Holly Harris is making a dent on the WSU all-time block list. Currently with 198 block assists, she needs 14 more to move into eighth. With three more solo blocks she will tie for 10th on that list and needs only 13 more total blocks to be included on that WSU career list. . . Junior defensive specialist Kortney Jamtaas has 22 kills this season, surpassing her two-year career total of 19 kills.

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