Duck Netters Prepare for Washington Trip

Oct. 25, 2001

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Oregon This Week
Oregon (8-12 overall, 0-9 Pac-10) hits the road for a week long road trip in Washington. The Ducks play Gonzaga in a non-conference match Tuesday in Spokane before heading to Pullman Friday to face Washington State and Seattle Friday to play Washington. Oregon's match with Washington State has been moved to 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net.

Recently
On Tuesday, the Ducks fell 3-2 at Gonzaga. Prior to that match, Oregon dropped a pair of matches at home to the Arizona schools, falling 3-0 to Arizona State last Thursday and 3-0 to the Wildcats Friday. Senior Monique Tobbagi and junior Stephanie Martin each had 19 kills on the weekend, and Tobbagi led Oregon defensively with 17 digs, including 13 against Arizona State.

Head Coach Carl Ferreira
Second year head coach Carl Ferreira (166-87 overall, 18-31 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.

1,000th Kill Milestone
Tobbagi surpassed the 1,000 kill mark in the Ducks' match against Arizona State. She became just the fifth player in Oregon history to reach this milestone and currently has 1,033 kills.

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 Washington State
The Cougars (10-8 overall, 5-6 Pac-10), recently defeated California 3-1 before falling the next evening to Stanford. Washington State is second in the conference in service aces (1.88 sapg) and digs (17.14).

A Look at Washington
The Huskies (10-10, 3-8) have lost two straight matches, but have won three Pac-10 matches after being picked to finish last in the preseason conference poll. Washington went to five games with No. 7 Arizona and took a game off of No. No. 5 UCLA and No. 4 Stanford.

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