This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball
Nov. 21, 2006
Heading into the final weekend of the season WASHINGTON and STANFORD find themselves locked into a first place tie. That tie will be broken on Friday night when the two teams face off for the Pac-10 title at Maples Pavilion. FSN will televise the match with Bill Macdonald calling the action, while Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak provide color commentary ... In other Pac-10 action, the Oregon schools travel to USC and UCLA, while ARIZONA STATE hosts ARIIZONA ... 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 ... NCAA Tournament Selections will be Sunday, Nov. 26. The selection show will be televised by ESPNEWS between 3 and 3:30 p.m. ET.
Mon., Nov. 20
Pepperdine at UCLA, 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 24
ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 22-19. Streak: ASU 1
WASHINGTON STATE at CALIFORNIA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 21-20. Streak: CAL 7
OREGON at USC*, 1 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 36-5. Streak: USC 32
OREGON STATE at UCLA*, 5 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 39-2. Streak: UCLA 9
WASHINGTON at STANFORD*, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 35-6. Streak: WASH 3
Sat., Nov. 25
WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA*, 7 p.m. (Comcast)
Pac-10 Series:WASH leads, 24-17. Streak: WASH 5
OREGON at UCLA*, 5 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 40-1. Streak: 38
OREGON STATE at USC*, 1 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 34-7. Streak: USC 19
WASHINGTON STATE at STANFORD*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 38-3. Streak: STAN 7
Last Week's Results:
Thur., Nov. 16
WASHINGTON def. ARIZONA, 3-1
ARIZONA STATE def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-2.
CALIFORNIA def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
STANFORD def. OREGON, 3-0
Fri., Nov. 17
ARIZONA def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-1
WASHINGTON def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
CALIFORNIA def. OREGON, 3-1
STANFORD def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
UCLA def. USC, 3-0
WASHINGTON outside hitter Christal Morrison has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 13-19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Morrison, a junior from Puyallup, Wash., led the Huskies two a 2-0 mark over the weekend, with a 3-1 win over Arizona and a 3-0 sweep over Arizona State. The Huskies are now 14-2 in Conference play, 24-3 overall, and share the Conference top spot with Stanford.
The All-American led Washington in its victory over Arizona with a career-high 28 kills and posted 17 digs, marking her 14th double-double of the season and eighth in the last nine matches. She followed up that performance with 17 kills on 33 swings with no errors the next night against the Sun Devils for a season-high .515 hitting percentage.
For the weekend, Morrison averaged 6.43 kills per game, 6.93 points per game, and boasted a .415 hitting percentage.
This is the fourth weekly honor for Morrison, her third of the season, and Washington's 20th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time. Morrison is just the ninth Pac-10 volleyball player to receive three or more Player of the Week honors in a single season. UCLA's Nana Meriwether garnered her third honor earlier this season. This is the first time that two players have each garnered Player of the Week honors three or more times in a same season.
Also Nominated: Samantha Carter, SR, S, CAL; Bryn Kehoe, JR, S, STAN; Katie Carter, SR, OH, UCLA