Volleyball Drops Second Straight With Loss To California

Oct. 20, 2001

SEATTLE - California freshman Mia Jerkov had 19 kills as the Golden Bears avenged an earlier loss to Washington with a three-game win, 30-16, 33-31, 30-20, Saturday in Pac-10 volleyball action at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. With the loss, the Huskies dropped to 10-10 overall and 3-8 in conference play, while the Golden Bears improved to 6-11 overall and 2-8 in the Pac-10.

The Huskies were led for the second straight night by sophomore Kara Bjorklund (Olympia, Wash.), who had 11 kills. Junior Paige Benjamin (Redmond, Wash.) also contributed 10 kills and a team-best three blocks, while three UW players reached double-digits in digs, including freshman Kaitlin Leck (Carson City, Nev.), who had 14 digs for the fourth time this season.

After dropping the first game 16-30, the Huskies outhit the Golden Bears .143 to .133 in the second, but were edged at the end, falling 31-33. California then capitalized on its 2-0 advantage by hitting .359 in the third game, winning the match with a 30-20 victory.

Washington returns home for a pair of Pac-10 matches next Friday and Saturday against Oregon State (Oct. 26) and Oregon (Oct. 27). Both matches are slated to begin at 7 p.m. in the Bank of America Arena.

Washington at California (Berkeley, Calif.) - October 20, 2001
California (6-11, 2-8) def. Washington (10-10, 3-8 Pac-10), 30-16, 33-31, 30-20

Kills: UW 43 (Bjorklund 11), CAL 47 (Jerkov 19), Hitting: UW .154, CAL .254, Assists: UW 39 (Maurer 35), CAL 43 (McNamee 30), Service Aces: UW 4, CAL 7, Digs: 55 (Leck 14), CAL 56 (Abernathy 14), Team Blocks: UW 3.5, CAL 10 (Leffall 6).

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