No. 14 Cal Volleyball Wins 3-0 at Arizona State to end regular season.
Nov. 27, 2004
TEMPE, AZ - The No. 14-ranked California volleyball team (16-11, 11-7) concluded the 2004 regular season on a positive note, sweeping Arizona State (10-17, 5-13), 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 31-29), Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. The Golden Bears were led by the play of freshman outside hitter Angie Pressey, who finished with 10 kills, 13 digs and had a career-high three solo blocks. Senior middle hitter Camille Leffall (8k, 0e, 13att) and freshman middle hitter Ellen Orchard (8k, 1e, 13att) also had strong offensive nights, hitting .615 and .538, respectively.
Cal had 16.0 team blocks, including six total blocks from Pressey and Leffall, and five total blocks from junior Jenna Brown. Junior libero Alexis Kollias had a team-high 16 digs and sophomore setter Samantha Carter finished with 39 assists and a .571 hitting percentage (4k, 0e, 7att). Arizona State was led by Nicole Morton's 10 kills.
'In games one and two we had some unbelievable blocking,' said Cal coach Rich Feller. 'We blocked really well tonight, and we also were very effective with our hitting. It was a nice way to end the regular season.'
The Bears are now looking to advance to NCAA postseason play for the third consecutive year - a feat Cal has not accomplished since the 1987-89 seasons. The NCAA volleyball selection show will be on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 3:45 p.m. on ESPNews. The Bears' 11 Pac-10 wins this season is the second-most conference victories in school history, behind last year's 12 Pac-10 wins and tying Cal's 11-7 league mark in 1987.