This Week in Pac-10 Volleyball

Oct. 11, 2004

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The California schools split last weekend and find themselves in a logjam behind the No. 1 ranked WASHINGTON Huskies... No. 6 USC takes on No. 11 UCLA in a must-win situation if either team wants to keep pace with league-leading Huskies... The Oregon schools travel to the Bay Area to take on No. 12 Stanford and No. 13 California... The Arizona schools host the Washington schools. Friday's WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA match is the featured FSN match of the week... Here's this week's schedule (all times local to site):

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tues., Oct. 12

Stanford at Pacific, 7 p.m.
Washington State at Idaho, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 15
Oregon at No. 13 California, 5 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 30-6. Streak: CAL 10
Oregon State at No. 12 Stanford*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 36-0. Streak: STAN 36
No. 11 UCLA at No. 6 USC , 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 21-15. Streak: USC 6
No. 1 Washington at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 19-17. Streak: WASH 3
Washington State at No. 22 Arizona, 8 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 26-10. Streak: ARIZ 1

Sat., Oct. 16
Oregon at No. 12 Stanford*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 34-2. Streak: STAN 29
Oregon State at No. 13 California, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 22-14. Streak: CAL 2
No. 1 Washington at No. 22 Arizona, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 22-14. Streak: ARIZ 1
Washington State at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WSU leads, 19-17. Streak: WSU 6

* - Due to Maples Pavilion renovation, Stanford's home matches this season will be played on campus in Burnham Pavilion.

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
OGONNA NNAMANI, STANFORD


Stanford outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced.

Nnamani, a senior from Normal, Ill., led the Cardinal to a split on the road in Los Angeles that included a victory over No. 10 UCLA.

Nnamani finished the week with 60 kills (7.50 kpg) on 127 attempts with 19 errors for a .323 hitting percentage, while collecting 23 digs (2.88 bpg). She posted 24 kills in 62 attempts with eight errors (.258) and nine digs in the loss at No. 2 USC. She recorded a career-high 36 kills on 65 attempts with 11 errors (.385), while picking up 14 digs in the win at UCLA.

With 1,955 career kills, Nnamani became Stanford's all-time leader in kills, surpassing two-time National Player of the Year Logan Tom (1,939).

This is the fourth weekly honor for Nnamani, and Stanford's 51st Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - Senior L Kelli Mulvany became the eighth Wildcat to reach 1,000 digs in a career.. She now has 1,005 digs... Junior OH Kim Glass posted her best attack percentage of the season, hitting .364 with 15 kills in the win over Oregon. Glass also tallied a pair of double-doubles over the weekend (22 kills/12 digs at OSU, 15 kills/11 digs at Oregon)... Arizona hosts Washington State in this week's FSN televised match. The Wildcats have won seven of their last eight home matches that have been televised by FSN. In fact, five of those victories have been three-game sweeps for Arizona.

ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils hit a season-high .309 in their victory over Oregon State... Freshman MB Colette Meek continues to impress for the Sun Devils. In the sweep of the Oregon road trip, Meek hit .450 in collecting 21 kills (3.00 kpg) and added 13 blocks (1.86 bpg)... With the pair of wins in Oregon, the Sun Devils won back-to-back Pac-10 road matches for the first time since sweeping the Oregon road trip in 2002.

CALIFORNIA - With the win over USC, Cal defeated the Women of Troy for the first time since 1991, snapping a 24-match losing streak to USC. It was Cal's first win at USC since 1986... Each of Cal's six losses this season have been to ranked teams... Senior MH Camille Leffall hit .365 in picking up 25 kills (4.17 kpg) in the road split with the Los Angeles schools. She also posted 12 total blocks.

OREGON - Senior L Katie O'Neil posted a career-high 27 digs in the loss to Arizona State... Sophomore OH Sarah Mason has posted double digit kills in five consecutive matches (all Pac-10 matches). She ranks eighth in the Pac-10 with 3.86 kills per game, and is fourth in the league with 4.80 points per game.

OREGON STATE - Sophomore MB Abby Windell hit .520 over the weekend against the Arizona schools and picked up 30 kills (4.29 kpg) in the process. Windell is hitting .426 in five Pac-10 matches this season. The next highest OSU hitting percentage during league matches is .256 and as a team OSU is hitting just .189 in Pac-10 play.

STANFORD - Senior OH Ogonna Nnamani now has 1,955 career kills, which tops the Stanford all-time list and ranks third on the Pac-10 career list. She needs 61 kills to move into the second spot on the Pac-10 list. She trails UCLA's Kristee Porter (2,255 kills - 1998-01) and Natalie Williams (2,115 kills - 1989-92)... Sophomore OH Kristin Richards has collected 70 digs over the last four matches, averaging 4.12 digs per game.

UCLA - With 1,642 career digs, senior L Chrissie Zartman needs 61 digs to move into the top spot on the Pac-10's career list. She trails former USC Trojan Katie Haller (1,702 digs - 1990-93)... Senior OH Heather Cullen set three season-highs on Saturday against Stanford with 16 kills, seven blocks (all assists) and 19.5 points. For the weekend, Cullen led the Bruins with 23 kills (3.29/game) and was second on the team with 1.14 blocks/game... Senior S Krystal McFarland also had a career-high eight kills against the Cardinal in that match... Senior MB Brynn Murphy currently has 1,049 career kills, ranking 19th on UCLA's all-time list and 84th on the Pac-10 list.

USC - Freshman OH Sarah Florian made her first collegiate start against Stanford and led the team with a .438 attack percentage, in addition to 16 kills, two aces, 10 digs and two blocks - career-highs in every category... USC's three-game loss to California was the first time the Women of Troy lost at home in three games since 1999... Despite dropping to No. 6 in this week's AVCA/CSTV Top 25 poll, the Women of Troy have spent 72 weeks ranked in the top 10 (dating back to the start of the 2000 season).

WASHINGTON - A crowd of 3,673 was on hand to witness the Huskies extend their unbeaten streak to 13 with a 3-0 sweep of Washington State. Senior OH Sanja Tomasevic led the Huskies with 19 kills and hit .447 in the process... Junior MB Darla Myhre ranks second in the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.374). She's moved her career attack percentage to .364, placing her at the top of the Husky career charts for hitting percentage... Defensively, Washington is allowing an average of 20.52 points per game... The Huskies are one of four teams in the nation that remain unbeaten this season (Hawai'i, Ohio State, Texas).

WASHINGTON STATE - As the Cougars embark on their road trip to the desert, it will be the sixth weekend out of seven that WSU has been on the road this season. The Cougars also have a road match at Idaho this week... Freshman S Nicole Martin, who missed WSU's last match against Oregon with a sore shoulder, returned to action in the Washington match and responded with 27 assists... Sophomore OH Kelly Rosin and sophomore MB Jennifer Todd account for 458 of the team's 836 kills (54.8 percent).

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