No. 8 Cal Volleyball Wins 3-0 at Washington State

Sept. 22, 2006

PULLMAN, WASH. - The No. 8-ranked California volleyball team (12-1, 1-1) rebounded from a Thursday night loss to No. 4-ranked and defending national champion Washington by defeating Washington State, 3-0 (30-25, 31-29, 30-27), Friday night at Bohler Gym in Pullman. The Golden Bears were again led by junior standout Angie Pressey, who had a team-high 22 kills and 15 digs. Cal improved to 12-1 on the year and 1-1 in the Pac-10, while the Cougars dropped to 12-4 and 0-2 in conference play.

'We really played well tonight,' said Cal coach Rich Feller. 'We were a lot more focus than the other night at Washington. Washington State is much improved and they played well, but we did all the things we were supposed to do. Angie was pretty amazing, and freshman Cat Dailey saw her first action of the year and helped us both hitting and playing in the back row.'

Besides Pressey, other top players for Cal were junior middle hitter Ellen Orchard, who recorded 11 kills; senior setter Samantha Carter with 46 assists and senior libero Jillian Davis with 12 digs. Dailey came off the bench to knock down three kills with no errors in seven attempts for a .429 hitting percentage. Dailey, who also had five digs, had been sidelined with a broken finger in her left hand.

The Bears will next host Arizona State on Friday, Sept. 29, and Arizona on Saturday, Sept. 30. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

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