This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball
Oct. 6, 2008
This week's FSN match features No. 24 OREGON STATE at No. 7 OREGON on Sun., Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. PT. Never before have both teams been ranked at the same time. The Beavers and Ducks are coming off a big weekend with each upsetting USC, and Oregon adding a second upset with a win over UCLA. Paul Sunderland will call the action, while Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak provide color commentary.... CALIFORNIA and STANFORD roll to 4-0 starts in Pac-10 play, and each will look to extend their nine-match winning streaks against the visiting Arizona squads.... Seven Pac-10 teams are among the Top 25 in the latest CBS College Sports/AVCA Top 25 Poll - No. 4 STANFORD, No. 5 CALIFORNIA, No. 7 OREGON, No. 8 UCLA, No. 10 WASHINGTON, No. 11 USC and No. 24 OREGON STATE. It's the 20th consecutive week with at least six Pac-10 teams ranked among the Top 25.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 10
ARIZONA at No. 4 STANFORD*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 38-6. Streak: STAN 4
ARIZONA STATE at No. 5 CALIFORNIA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 24-20. Streak: CAL 11
No. 10 WASHINGTON at No. 8 UCLA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 32-12. Streak: WASH 3
WASHINGTON STATE at No. 11 USC*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 33-11. Streak: USC 6
Sat., Oct. 11
ARIZONA at No. 5 CALIFORNIA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 30-14. Streak: CAL 4
WASHINGTON STATE at No. 8 UCLA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 37-7. Streak: UCLA 10
No. 10 WASHINGTON at No. 11 USC*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 31-13. Streak: USC 1v
Sun., Oct. 12
ARIZONA STATE at No. 4 STANFORD*, 2 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 42-2. Streak: STAN 14
No. 24 OREGON STATE at No. 7 OREGON*, 12:30 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: OSU leads, 23-21. Streak: ORE 4
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Wed., Oct. 1
No. 25 ARIZONA def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
Fri., Oct. 3
No. 8 CALIFORNIA def. No. 9 WASHINGTON, 3-0
No. 11 OREGON def. No. 5 UCLA, 3-1
OREGON STATE def. No. 4 USC, 3-2
No. 6 STANFORD def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
Sat., Oct. 4
No. 12 Colorado State def. No. 25 ARIZONA, 3-1
No. 8 CALIFORNIA def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
No. 11 OREGON def. No. 4 USC, 3-0
No. 5 UCLA def. OREGON STATE, 3-2
Sun., Oct. 5
No. 6 STANFORD def. No. 9 WASHINGTON, 3-0
During the month of October, Pac-10 teams will help raise awareness about breast cancer during selected home matches. Among the promotional events planned, teams will wear pink accessories (uniforms, ribbons, wristbands, etc.), pink game balls will be used for the match, and pink mini volleyballs will be tossed into the stands.
Around the League - ARIZONA put up a season-high 15.0 blocks in its win over rival Arizona State to end a four-match skid to the Sun Devils. Sophomore MB Stephanie Snow led the way with a career-best 10 total blocks... ARIZONA STATE travels to the Bay Area looking to end a couple of streaks. The Sun Devils have lost 11 in a row to California and have not won at Cal since 2001; while they've dropped 14 in a row to the Cardinal and are looking for their first win at Stanford in 23 tries... CALIFORNIA has won nine straight, and the last seven victories have come by the 3-0 sweep. Cal has won 23 consecutive sets. The Bears are also riding a school-record 13-match home court winning streak... OREGON was impressive in its home victories over No. 5 UCLA and No. 4 USC. The Ducks hit a combined .333, while defensively they limited the opposition to a .154 attack percentage. Senior L Katie Swoboda set a career-high with 37 digs in the win over UCLA. It was the sixth-best single-match performance in school history... OREGON STATE snapped a 22-match losing streak to USC with a five set win over the Women of Troy. Junior OH Rachel Rourke posted back-to-back matches with 20+ kills, collecting 24 vs. USC and 20 vs. UCLA... STANFORD, like its Bay Area rival, has won nine in a row, with eight of those nine wins coming via the three set sweep. The Cardinal combined to hit .363 against the Washington schools last week. Sophomore OH Alix Klineman had the hot hand in wins at the Washington schools, hittting .538 in collecting 22 kills (3.67 kps) in 39 attempts with just one error... UCLA sophomore OPP Emily Clements posted a career-high 16 kills (3.2 kps) against Oregon State. She entered the match with a total of 28 kills (1.87 kps) for the season... USC sophomore MB Zoe Garrett caught the flu bug last week and missed the matches at Oregon and Oregon State. Garrett paces the Women of Troy, and is seventh in the Pac-10, in hitting percentage (.344)... WASHINGTON suffered back-to-back home losses for the first time since 2003 and it was the first time since 2000 that the Huskies were sweeped at home in three sets in consecutive matches... WASHINGTON STATE freshman OH Meagan Ganzer hit .444 last week in matches against Stanford and California, collecting nine kills in 19 attempts with just one error. The Cougars hit the road this week looking for their first win in Los Angeles since winning at USC in 1998.