This Week in Pac-10 Women's Volleyball
Nov. 14, 2006
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, four Pac-10 teams are locked into a heated race for the Pac-10 title. STANFORD and WASHINGTON hold a one-game lead over USC and UCLA. The latter two teams meet in Los Angeles this week where the victor looks to remain in the hunt for the league title. FSN will televise USC at UCLA match with Jim Watson calling the action, while Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak provide color commentary ... The Arizona schools travel to Washington, while the Bay Area schools head to Oregon ... This week's AVCA rankings show five Pac-10 teams among the top 25 with No. 2 Washington, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 USC, No. 6 UCLA, and No. 15 California.
Thur., Nov. 16
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 22-19. Streak: WASH 5
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 21-20. Streak: ASU 2
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 26-15. Streak: CAL 1
STANFORD at OREGON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 39-2. Streak: STAN 34
Fri., Nov. 17
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE*, 6:30 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 30-11. Streak: WSU 1
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 24-17. Streak: WASH 6
CALIFORNIA at OREGON*, 5 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 34-7. Streak: ORE 1
STANFORD at OREGON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 41-0. Streak: STAN 41
USC at UCLA*, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 22-19. Streak: UCLA 1
Last Week's Results:
Thur., Nov. 9
ARIZONA def. OREGON, 3-2
ARIZONA STATE def. OREGON STATE, 3-1
Fri., Nov. 10
ARIZONA STATE def. OREGON, 3-1
ARIZONA def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
USC def. STANFORD, 3-0
UCLA def. CALIFORNIA, 3-0
WASHINGTON def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
Sat., Nov. 11
STANFORD def. UCLA, 3-1
USC def. CALIFORNIA, 3-0
USC opposite and outside hitter Asia Kaczor has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Kaczor, a junior from Wroclaw, Poland, led the Women of Troy to a pair of 3-0 victories over the weekend at No. 2 Stanford and No. 12 California, extending their Conference record to 12-3, 23-3 overall. The weekend sweep moved USC up two-spots in the national rankings from No. 6 to the No. 4 spot.
During Friday night's match against Stanford, Kaczor posted 26 kills and hit .500 for the night. Her outstanding play continued into Saturday's match against California as she posted 23 kills, four digs, three block assists, and two assists. For the week, she registered 8.17 kills per game and hit .415 while recording 13 digs and three block assists.
For the season, Kaczor has posted double-digit kills in 25 of USC's 26 matches and has recorded 20 or more kills nine times. She has a streak of four straight matches with 20 or more kills, with the last three matches being 3-0 sweeps, and has averaged 7.15 kills per game over that span. In addition, she has a 4.95 kpg average this season including a 5.22 kpg average in Pac-10 Conference matches this season. She is hitting .311 overall, with 168 digs (1.81 dpg), 66 total blocks (0.71 bpg), and 30 service aces (0.32 sapg) for the season.
Kaczor currently ranks third on USC all time list in points (522.5) and is 10th with 460 kills.
This is the second weekly honor for Kaczor and USC's 39th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.
ARIZONA - Arizona won back-to-back Pac-10 matches for the first time this season with a weekend sweep of No. 24 Oregon and Oregon State. The Wildcats upset No. 24 Oregon on Thursday with a 3-2 win, snapping a season-long seven match losing streak. Arizona followed the win with a 3-0 sweep of Oregon State on Friday night ... Freshman Whitney Dosty posted a career-best 29 kills on a .365 (29-6-63) hitting percentage against Oregon, becoming the first Wildcat this season to break the 20-kill plateau.