This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball

Nov. 4, 2002

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The Pac-10 reached a couple of firsts last weekend as OREGON won its first Pac-10 match, while USC dropped its first league contest ... WASHINGTON travels to WASHINGTON STATE for an in state clash where the Cougars look to even the season series ... The Oregon schools host UCLA and USC ... The Arizona schools travel to the Bay Area where ARIZONA meets STANFORD Thursday, Nov. 7 for this week's FOX Sports Net featured match. The match will be tape delayed for airing on Saturday, Nov. 9 ... Seven Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week's USA Today/AVCA poll. USC tops the Pac-10 entries at No. 2, followed by defending Pac-10 and NCAA Champion Stanford at No. 4, ARIZONA at No. 16, WASHINGTON STATE at No. 17, UCLA at No. 19, WASHINGTON at No. 21 and ARIZONA STATE at No. 23... The Pac-10 holds an impressive 76-17 record (.817) this season against non-conference competition.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Wed., Nov. 6
Washington at Idaho State, 7 p.m.

Thur., Nov. 7
Arizona at Stanford, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)

Fri., Nov. 8
Arizona at California, 7 p.m.
Arizona State at Stanford, 7 p.m.
USC at Oregon, 7 p.m.
UCLA at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Washington at at Washington State, 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 9
Arizona State at California, 7 p.m.
UCLA at Oregon, 8 p.m.
USC at Oregon State, 7 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 10
Stanford at Hawaii, 5 p.m.

Game times local to site

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS. . .

Fri., Nov. 1
Washington def. @ Arizona, 3-0
(WASH - Tomasevic 17 k/12 d, Benjamin 16 k; ARIZ - Rutledge 12 k, Ladd 11 k)
Washington State def. @ Arizona State, 3-0
(WSU - Schafer 14 k, Jamtaas 15 d; ASU - Escobar 11 k/12 d, Leddy 10 k)
@ USC def. California, 3-0
(USC - Burdine 13 k/14 d, Ross 12 k; CAL - Young 9 k, Brown 14 d)
Oregon def. @ Oregon State, 3-1
(ORE - Russell 14 k, Acevedo 11 k/20 d; OSU - Lawrence 22 k/11 d, Rhoades 14 k)
Stanford def. @ UCLA, 3-0
(STAN - Tom 14 k/17 d, McGee 11 k; UCLA - Ringel 12 k, Fendrick 17 d)

Sat., Nov. 2
@ Arizona def. Washington State, 3-2
(ARIZ - Glass 28 k/16 d, Mulvany 23 d; WSU - Schafer 22 k/18 d, Hankoff 15 k)
Washington def. @ Arizona State, 3-1
(WASH - Benjamin 21 k, Tomasevic 19 k/15 d; ASU - Escobar 24 k/15 d)
@ UCLA def. California, 3-0
(UCLA - Fendrick 14 k, Zartman 22 d; CAL - Brown 14 k, Powers 16 d)
Stanford def. @ USC, 3-2
(STAN - Tom 28 k/15 d, McGee 15 k; USC - Burdine 17 k/12 d, Ross 13 k/20 d)

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
STANFORD'S LOGAN TOM

Stanford outside hitter Logan Tom has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Tom, a senior from Salt Lake City, Utah, led No. 6 Stanford to road victories over No. 18 UCLA (3-0) and an upset of No. 1 USC (3-2). She posted a double-double in both matches, and led the Cardinal with 42 kills (5.25 kills per game) and 32 digs (4.00 digs per game) and put together a team-leading 49.5 points for the weekend. Versus UCLA, she posted a match-high 14 kills, 17 digs along with two aces and four blocks. Against the top-ranked Trojans, she put down a match-high 28 kills and a team-high 15 digs as well as a match-leading 30 points.

The Cardinal (21-3, 11-2 in Pac-10) swept the Bruins, and handed the No. 1-ranked Trojans their first loss of the season.

This is the eighth weekly honor for Tom, Stanford's 46th Player of the Week honor all-time.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- April Ross, USC; Sept. 9-Mia Jerkov, CAL; Sept. 16- Kim Glass, ARIZ; Sept. 23- Katie Olsovsky, USC; Sept. 30- Juliana Escobar, ASU; Oct. 7- Emily Adams, USC; Oct. 14-Kim Glass, ARIZ; Oct. 21- Mia Jerkov, CAL; Oct. 28- Laura Collins, OSU; Nov. 4- Logan Tom, STAN.

PAC-10 NOTES

RANKING THE PAC-10 - For the first time this season, the Pac-10 has seven teams ranked in the AVCA/USA Today Coaches Top-25: USC, Stanford, Arizona, Washington State, UCLA, Washington and Arizona State. The Conference narrowly missed having an eighth team in the top 25; with California receiving enough votes to finish at No. 31. The Pac-10 was finally dethroned, as USC moved down to No. 2 after occupying the No.1 ranking for seven straight weeks.

ARIZONA - The Wildcats rallied from being down 0-2 to defeat Washington State ... The win marked the second time the 'Cats have come back to win from an 0-2 deficit (last time, Oct. 11 vs. Stanford) ... Freshman Kim Glass posted 28 kills in the victory over the Cougars ... Glass leads all freshmen in the Pac-10 and is third overall with 4.96 kills per game. Sophomore Kelli Mulvany recorded a career-high 24 digs against WSU ... Freshman Bre Ladd had 11 kills on .500 hitting ina 3-0 loss to Washington.

ARIZONA STATE - Junior Juliana Escobar posted her 12th double-double of the year and her ninth 20+ kill match with 24 kills and 15 digs in the 3-1 loss to Washington ... In her first start as a Sun Devil, freshman Sarah Watkins picked up her first career double-double with 11 kills and 22 digs versus Washington ... Senior libero Brittany Arnett put together a career-best 22 digs against the Huskies in her second start of the season.

CALIFORNIA - The Bears played both of the week's matches without the presence of sophomore Mia Jerkov, who leads the team and the Pac-10 in kills (6.05 kills per game) ... Jerkov has missed four matches this season due to an ankle injury ... Freshman Jenna Brown posted a double-double in a 3-0 loss to UCLA, with 14 kills and 12 digs ... Junior Lisa Collette joined with a double-figure kill performance of her own, knocking down 10 kills.

OREGON - Senior middle blocker Lindsay Closs put down 13 kills and hit a match-high .357 to help lead the Ducks to their first Pac-10 victory of the season over Oregon State ... The win also snapped a 19-match road losing streak in Pac-10 play ... Closs also matched her season-high with seven blocks to help Oregon match their highest block total in Conference play this season with 13 against the Beavers ... Freshman Dariam Acevedo chipped in 11 kills and 20 digs of her own versus Oregon's neighbor to the north.

OREGON STATE - The Beavers got 22 kills and 11 digs from sophomore Allison Lawrence in a 3-1 loss to Oregon ... OSU had four players post double-digit kills in the match, senior Michele Solomon (10), senior Megan McMillan (10), freshman Karah Rhodes (14) and Lawrence ... Senior libero Nikki Neuburger needs 41 digs to become the 10th player in Oregon State history to reach 1,000 digs.

STANFORD - Senior outside hitter Logan Tom leads Stanford averaging 4.77 kills and 3.08 digs per game while hitting at a .329 clip. In Conference matches, she is averaging 4.77 kills and 3.10 digs per game while hitting .325. Her career kills total now stands at 1,712 which ranks her 13th all-time in the Pac-10. She also ranks in the top 10 in the league in career service aces (T6th) with 146 ... Should junior middle Sara McGee maintain her .442 hitting percentage throughout the remainder of the year, she would top the Pac-10's single season list currently held by Arizona's Marissa DaLee (.437, 2000).

UCLA - With 26 digs last week, senior outside hitter Lauren Fendrick pushed her career total to 1,016 digs - 12th on the UCLA career charts ... Her 113 service aces come in 11th on the UCLA career list, while her 1,217 kills rank 16th on the school charts ... Sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman leads the Pac-10 in digs with a 4.22 digs per game average, her average in Conference only matches is 4.88 dpg.

USC - The Women of Troy had 2,115 fans who witnessed the Stanford match on Saturday night the largest volleyball crowd ever at the Lyon Center (USC has had larger crowds at the Sports Arena) ... USC's loss to Stanford put an end to the Trojans' undefeated record, but at 19-1 USC still boasts its best record in 25 years ... The Trojans' game-one loss in the Stanford match was the first of the season ... Against Cal, USC had nine different players post kills, while all 14 players logged playing time ... Senior opposite hitter Lauren Killian posted a career-best 16 kills against Stanford ... Junior libero Nicole Davis tied a career high with 24 digs against Stanford (ties 24-dig effort she had at Stanford on Oct. 4).

WASHINGTON - The Huskies have won three in a row - all over ranked opponents. While a non-conference match is slated for Wednesday at unranked Idaho State, the meeting of non-ranked opponents is brief as the Huskies travel to No. 17 Washington State Friday ... The road sweep of the Arizona schools was the first for the Huskies since the 1989 season ... Sophomore outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic recorded 42.5 points in the two matches last weekend, including 36 kills (5.14 kpg), 27 digs (3.86 dpg) and eight blocks (1.14 bpg). She also hit .303 on the weekend, while committing just nine attack errors in 89 swings ... Seven Conference wins are also the most for the team since 1998 when it finished 7-11 in the Pac-10.

WASHINGTON STATE - With the Cougars taking on No. 21 Washington this week, WSU will be playing its fifth consecutive match against a ranked opponent ... In the second half of the Pac-10 play, senior right side hitter Chelsie Schafer leads the team with 4.29 kpg (73 kills, 18 errors, 165 attacks), hitting percentage .333, points with 4.47 ppg, and is second on the team in defense with 3.29 dpg. WSU has played five five-game matches in Pac-10 play this year including both matches against UCLA and Arizona where the team playing on its home court won ... Sophomore middle blocker Victoria Prince has recorded six total blocks in a match six times, including five in Pac-10 play. Her 1.20 blocks per game leads the team ... Senior right side LaToya Harris served six aces last weekend to move her career total to 129, second in WSU all-time history. She needs just four more to tie Beth Welch's 1987-89 record of 133 aces.

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