This Week in Pac-10 Volleyball
Nov. 5, 2007
LEAGUE LEADERS SQUARE OFF ON FOX SPORTS NET
STANFORD travels to Seattle to take on WASHINGTON as the Huskies hold a half-game lead over the Cardinal. In addition, the Huskies are putting their 39-match home court winning streak on the line in this week's Pac-10 televised match on FSN. Paul Sunderland calls the action, while Holly McPeak and Karch Kiraly provide commentary... Six Pac-10 teams still among the CSTV/AVCA Top 25, including five among the Top 10 - No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Stanford, No. 6 USC, No. 7 California, No. 9 UCLA, and No. 20 OREGON.
PAC-10 NOTES:ARIZONA hit .362 against Washington State and snapped a seven-match losing streak with a three-game sweep of the Cougars. Junior OPP Randy Goodenough hit .452 in collecting 16 kills and added 12 digs for her 12th double-double of the season. Freshman OH Tiffany Owens has collected double digit kills in each of the last six matches, compiling 99 kills (4.50 kpg) in that span. After hosting rival Arizona State, the Wildcats jump out of league play for a non-conference match against No. 18 Colorado State on Saturday... ARIZONA STATE freshman MB Sara Todorovich had an impressive weekend, hitting .333 in posting 17 kills (2.43 kpg), including 11 kills against Washington while hitting .500 in the process. She also added nine blocks (1.29 bpg), with five of those being of the solo variety against Washington State. Senior L Sydney Donahue has posted 25 or more digs in three of the last four matches. Picking up a total of 92 digs (6.57 dpg) over that span. She's posted 20 or more digs in 14 matches this season... CALIFORNIA tied its 2006 record for wins in the Pac-10, reaching nine with five matches to go on the schedule. Cal is now on a three-match win streak, winning the last eight games in a row. The Bears also pushed their record against ranked opponents to 6-4 this season. In all 19 of the Bears' wins, Cal has notched more kills than the opponent. Senior OH Angie Pressey logged a double-double against No. 19 Oregon with 15 kills and 11 digs... OREGON looks to snap a three-match losing streak as it returns home to face USC and UCLA. In the loss to Stanford, the Ducks took a game from the Cardinal for the first time since Nov. 2, 2001. Junior OH Gorana Maricic's 476.5 points this year rank third in Oregon volleyball single-season history. Her current average of 5.81 points per game would set a new Oregon single-season record... OREGON STATE sophomore OH Rachel Rourke became the 11th player in school history to record over 400 kills in a season. Her current total of 414 kills on the season places her eighth on the single-season list... STANFORD freshman OH Alix Klineman paced the Cardinal with 16 kills and tallied a career-high six blocks in the win over Oregon. Junior MB Foluke Akinradewo turned in 13 kills, hit .667 and matched a season best with eight blocks. Senior S Bryn Kehoe (54 assists, 11 digs) and junior OH Cynthia Barboza (12 kills, 13 digs) recorded their 12th and 14th double-doubles, respectively. Against the Beavers, senior MB Franci Girard recorded 11 kills in 19 tries (.526), her season-best. Her 11 kills marked the third time in four matches that she has been in double-figures. Stanford hit .435, one of its best clips of the year... UCLA senior OH/MB Rachell Johnson had a team-high 14 kills and junior OH Ali Daley added a double-double with 11 kills and 19 digs as the No. 9 Bruins fell to No. 6 USC in four games on Friday. The Bruins had a season-high 17 blocks, with Johnson adding eight, junior S Nellie Spicer recording seven, freshman Katie Mills posting six and Daley and junior MB Elise Carstensen notching five each. Junior OH Kaitlin Sather registered another double-figure kills match with 10, adding 15 digs for a double-double. Spicer posted 45 assists and 11 digs for her double-double... USC senior OH Asia Kaczor had a team-high 21 kills along with 10 digs in the win over UCLA. USC snapped a three-match losing streak to UCLA as the Trojans extended their winning streak in the Galen Center to 21 matches. Kaczor registered 20 kills in a match for the fourth time in her last five matches. Freshman OH Geena Urango had 17 kills for the Trojans while junior OH Jessica Gysin added 15 kills. Kaczor needs 38 kills to reach 1,000 kills for her career... WASHINGTON senior OH Stevie Mussie posted a team-high 12 digs at Arizona, marking just the second time this year that junior L Tamari Miyashiro has not led the team in that category. Miyashiro moved up in Washington's top 10 career record list in digs to No. 6, passing Courtney Thompson (2003-06/1,059). Miyashiro now has 1,063 digs for her career. Senior OH Christal Morrison has recorded at least one ace in 12 straight matches. Junior MB Jessica Swarbrick has now hit better than .500 in nine matches this year and better than .300 in 16 of the team's 22 matches overall. Morrison needs 84 more kills to become the Huskies all-time leader in that category... WASHINGTON STATE sophomore OH Jackie Albright led the Cougars with 19 kills and added 15 digs against Arizona State. Senior MB Tara West added 13 kills, and junior OH Brittany Johnson and senior OH Adetokunbo Faleti each contributed 12 kills. Sophomore L Kelly Hyder needs eight digs to reach 1,000 for her career.