This Week in Pac-10 Volleyball

Oct. 10, 2005

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The Washington schools will host UCLA and USC ... STANFORD and CALIFORNIA visit ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE ... OREGON and OREGON STATE square off in the volleyball version of the Civil War ... This week's FSN match features No. 22 UCLA at No. 2 Washington. Chris McGee and Holly McPeak will call the action for FSN ... Seven of the nine league matches last week were decided in three games. The two matches that extended beyond three games involved the second-ranked Washington Huskies, who defeated California in five games and Stanford in four games ... Six Pac-10 teams remain in the AVCA Top 25 - No. 2 Washington, No. 3 Stanford, No. 12 Arizona, No. 13 California, No. 17 USC and No. 22 UCLA ... The Pac-10 owns a 72-24 (.750) record in non-conference play ... Here's this week's schedule:

Thur., Oct. 13
Stanford at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads 34-4. Streak: STAN 5

California at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads 24-14. Streak: CAL 5

UCLA at Washington, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads 30-8. Streak: WASH 2

USC at Washington State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads 27-11. Streak: WSU 1

Fri., Oct. 14

Oregon at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: OSU leads 21-17. Streak: OSU 4

California at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads 29-9. Streak: ARIZ 1

Stanford at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads 36-2. Streak: STAN 9

USC at Washington, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads 29-9. Streak: USC 1

UCLA at Washington State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads 31-7. Streak: UCLA 4


ARIZONA - The Wildcats defeated Arizona State for the fourth straight time. Each of the four victories were three-game sweeps for the Wildcats ... Sophomore OH Dominque Lamb tallied a career-high 11 kills and hit .769 against Arizona State. She is hitting .526 with 24 kills in 38 attempts over the last three matches ... Senior MB Bre Ladd needs 32 kills to reach 1,000 kills for her career ... Senior OH Kim Glass is the Pac-10's only senior to lead in one of the league's seven statistical category this week, averaging a conference-best 5.53 points per game ... The Wildcats are 2-2 against ranked opponents this season and will face No. 3 Stanford and No. 13 California this week.

ARIZONA STATE - Sophomore MB Staci Smith had a total of 16 service aces (0.33 sapg) this season, then picked up a career-high six service aces in the three-game loss to Arizona. With that performance, she jumped into the league's top 10 statistical rankings for service aces, coming in at No. 5 with 0.42 service aces per game ... Sophomore L Sydney Donahue saw her double-digit dig streak end at 14 matches when she was held to eight digs against Arizona.

CALIFORNIA - The Bears have lost just three matches this season, each of those coming in five games ... The Bears were the first team to win a game against Washington, ending the Huskies streak at 36 ... The Bears held second-ranked Washington to its lowest hitting percentage (.185) this season. The Huskies entered the match leading the conference in hitting (.423) ... Senior OH Jenna Brown needs one dig to become the eight player in Cal history to reach 1,000 career digs. She also needs 33 kills to reach 1,000 career kills. When she accomplishes those two feats, she'll be the fifth player in Cal history to record 1,000 kills/1,000 digs ... Junior S Samantha Carter is now third on the Cal all-time assist list (3,628).

OREGON - Freshman Mira Djuric leads the Pac-10 in service aces with 0.66 aces per game ... Since 1996, the Ducks have won 12 Pac-10 matches. Six of those victories have come against rival Oregon State ... Freshman L Katie Swoboda turned in a 24-dig effort against USC, her second-best single-match total this season. She ranks fourth in the Pac-10, averaging 4.58 digs per game.

OREGON STATE - Senior S Desma Stovall has 1,761 career assists and needs four assists to pass Kristy Wing (1989-91) for fifth on the all-time list at Oregon State ... The Beavers are averaging 2.46 blocks per game. That's better than a 0.50 block per game increase from last year's season total of 1.91 blocks per game ... Junior MB Brittany Cahoon has 42 total blocks (1.08 bpg). She had 51 total blocks (0.68 bpg) all of last season.

STANFORD - Freshman MB Foluke Akinradewo hit .545 with 20 kills in 33 attempts and just two errors in the four-game loss to Washington. Akinradewo leads all Pac-10 freshman in hitting (.419) ... As a team, the Cardinal hit .247 against the Huskies. That's the highest percentage allowed by Washington, which entered last weekend's play by holding the opposition to a league-best .084 attack percentage ... Stanford drew a season-high 4,712 fans for its match with Washington. It was the second highest attendance total in school history and the ninth best in Pac-10 history.

UCLA - Junior MB Nana Meriwether has 37 total blocks (2.31 bpg) in five Pac-10 matches. She's posted five or more blocks in nine matches this season ... Freshman L Jordan Smith posted a personal-best three-game dig mark with 18 in the win over Oregon State ... UCLA had a 15-point scoring run in game two of the OSU match on Saturday, two points shy of the NCAA Division I record (17 consecutive points). The six points scored by OSU in that second game is the fewest scored against a UCLA team since rally scoring started in 2001, and the fewest points by a Bruin opponent in any game since UCLA beat Morgan State in the first round of the 2000 NCAA tournament with side-out scores of 15-4, 15-6, 15-5 ... Junior OH Colby Lyman returned to the lineup for the first time since Sept. 16, playing in the back row during Friday night's win over Oregon ... Head coach Andy Banachowski now needs seven wins for 1,000 on his career.

USC - Senior OH Staci Venski hit .384 with 31 kills in 73 attempts with just three errors in wins over Oregon State and Oregon last week. She posted 17 kills with no errors to hit .415 against Oregon State ... Over the last nine matches, junior L Debora Seilhamer has posted 221 digs, averaging 6.50 digs per game ... Senior Bibiana Candelas has collected 59 kills (5.90 kpg) over the last three matches, all wins for the Women of Troy ...

WASHINGTON - Senior OH Brie Hagerty picked up 38 kills (4.22 kpg) in the wins over California and Stanford. She pushed her career kills total to 1,009 to become the 12th Husky to reach 1,000 kills ... Junior S Courtney Thompson dished out a season-high 71 assists in the win at Stanford. It was the fourth time in her career that she's registered 70 or more assists in a match ... Senior L Candace Lee needs 11 digs to move into second all-time on the Pac-10 career digs list. With 1,692 digs, she trails USC's Katie Haller (1,702) and UCLA's Chrissie Zartman (2,065).

WASHINGTON STATE - Cougar volleyball and the Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, known as Bosom Buddies, have joined together for the Attacking Breast Cancer (ABC) Pledge Drive for the fourth consecutive year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Cougar players will be collecting monetary pledges for each attack which results in a kill (and a point) for WSU during the 11 matches in October ... Junior MB Jen Barcus moved to ninth place on the WSU all-time career block solos list last weekend. She has 36 solo blocks and is tied with Carla Reyes (1986-89). Still at ninth for school record in both career block assists (286) and total blocks (322) ... Freshman L Jalen Pendon needs only 63 more digs to crack the WSU's single-season to 10 digs list. Stanford was her only match this season when she did not reach double-figure digs.

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