Cal Volleyball Defeats San Francisco, 3-0
Nov. 26, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - Led by 18 kills from sophomore Mia Jerkov's and senior Leah Young's 16 kills, the University of California women's volleyball team (19-11) defeated San Francisco (6-25) 3-0 (30-13, 30-13, 30-20) Tuesday night at Haas Pavilion. The Bears' 19th win was the most wins for Cal since the 1989 team went 19-13 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Jerkov now has 535 kills on the season, second-most single-season kills in school history behind Tiffany Rochelle's 568 kills in 1988. Both Jerkov and Young also had impressive hitting percentages as well, at .548 and .520, respectively. The Bears out hit the Dons, .406-.091 and are now a perfect 33-0 all-time versus USF.
Junior Brittanie Budinger led the Dons with 12 kills and finished the season with 503 kills, the first USF volleyball player to register 500 kills in a single season.
Cal will have to wait until Sunday, Dec. 1 to see if it has been selected as one of the 64 teams invited to NCAA volleyball postseason play. The Bears have put themselves in position to earn their first NCAA berth since 1989 by finishing 19-11 overall and 7-11 in the Pac-10, including defeating five teams ranked in the AVCA Top 25 poll.