Cal Volleyball Upsets No. 17 ranked Washington State, 3-2
Oct. 18, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - Paced by sophomore Mia Jerkov's 38 kills, the University of California women's volleyball team (13-5, 4-5) upended No. 17 Washington State (14-5, 4-5), 3-2 (26-30, 30-20, 25-30, 30-27, 16-14), Friday night at Haas Pavilion. The win over the ranked Cougars came a night after the Bears fell in five games to Washington. It was also the second night in a row Jerkov finished with over 30 kills as she tallied a school-record 39 kills the night before against the Huskies.
Cal's win over WSU was the second time this season the Bears have upset a ranked team, as Cal topped No. 19 Arizona last weekend in Tucson. The Bears' 13th win (with 12 regular season matches left to go) also ties the most wins since the team captured 15 victories in 1991 (15-15).
Jerkov was again spectacular, registering 38 kills and 16 digs with a .289 hitting percentage. For the week's matches against the Washington school she finished with 77 kills and 42 digs. Other top players for Cal against the Cougars were senior Leah Young with 16 kills and a .350 hitting percentage, sophomore Camille Leffall with eight kills and a .438 hitting percentage and junior setter Caity Noonan had 68 assists and a team-high 26 digs.
Washington State was led with 15 kills apiece by Adrian Hankoff and Holly Harris.
Cal will next travel to Saint Mary's Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Bears then host Oregon State Friday, Oct. 25 and Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.