This Week in Pac-10 Women's Volleyball
Oct. 31, 2006
With the help of WASHINGTON's victories over UCLA and USC, STANFORD claims sole possession of first place and rides a nine-match winning streak into this week's match with CALIFORNIA ... WASHINGTON looks to extend its seven-match winning streak as it hits the road for matches in Oregon ... The Arizona schools travel to Los Angeles this weekend, where the FSN televised match features ARIZONA at USC. Jim Watson will call the action, with Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak providing color commentary ... The OREGON Ducks crack the AVCA rankings this week for the first time since 1991, coming in at No. 24. That's six Pac-10 teams in this week's AVCA rankings with No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 USC, No. 13 California, and No. 24 Oregon.
WASHINGTON STATE at No. 24 OREGON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WSU leads, 31-10. Streak: ORE 1
No. 4 WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 31-10. Streak: WASH 9
Fri., Nov. 3
ARIZONA at No. 6 USC*, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 29-12. Streak: USC 1
ARIZONA STATE at No. 5 UCLA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 37-4. Streak: UCLA 8
No. 2 STANFORD at No. 13 CALIFORNIA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 39-2. Streak: STAN 3
No. 4 WASHINGTON at No. 24 OREGON*, 8 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 34-7. Streak: WASH 11
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WSU leads, 29-12. Streak: OSU 7
Sat., Nov. 4
ARIZONA at No. 5 UCLA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 27-14. Streak: UCLA 1
ARIZONA STATE at No. 6 USC*, 6 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 32-9. Streak: USC 21
Last Week's Results:
Fri., Oct. 27
CALIFORNIA def. ARIZONA, 3-1
STANFORD def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
OREGON def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
WASHINGTON def. UCLA, 3-1
USC def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
Sat., Oct. 28
STANFORD def. ARIZONA, 3-0CALIFORNIA def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-1
UCLA def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
WASHINGTON def. USC, 3-1
WASHINGTON outside hitter Christal Morrison has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Morrison, a junior from Puyallup, Wash., helped the Huskies topple No. 5 USC and No. 4 UCLA over the weekend to move into second place in the Pac-10 and extend their home winning streak to 27 matches.
During Thursday's match against USC, Morrison led Washington with 17 kills and a career-best 21 digs. The All-American continued to play well in Friday's match-up against UCLA as she tallied 25 kills, just one shy of her career record, and recorded 13 digs. This marked her 11th double-double of the season, with nine coming within the last 10 matches.
For the weekend, Morrison averaged 5.25 kills per game, 4.25 digs per game and 5.88 points per game. In addition, the junior has recorded 20 or more kills six times this season.This is the third weekly honor for Morrison, her second for the season, and Washington's 19th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.
Also Nominated: Angie Pressey, JR,OH, CAL; Sonja Newcombe, FR, MB, ORE; Foluke Akinradewo, SO, MB, STAN; Nana Meriwether, SR, MB, UCLA.
2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 28 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Sept. 5 - Nana Meriwether, UCLA; Sept. 11 - Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Sept. 18 - Asia Kaczor, USC; Sept. 25 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 2 - Katie Carter, UCLA; Oct. 9 - Kristin Richards, STAN; Oct. 16 - Sonja Newcombe, ORE; Oct. 23 - Nana Meriwether, UCLA; Oct. 30 - Christal Morrison, WASH.