This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball

Nov. 17, 2008

STANFORD LOOKS TO CLINCH SHARE OF PAC-10 TITLE

STANFORD looks to clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title with a pair of wins this weekend, but must do so over ranked foes USC and UCLA... This week's FSN televised match features No. 10 USC at No. 7 CALIFORNIA. Paul Sunderland will call the action, while Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak provide color commentary... Six Pac-10 teams are among the Top 25 in the latest Bison/AVCA Top 25 Poll, in fact all six are among the Top 10 - No. 2 STANFORD, No. 5 WASHINGTON, No. 7 CALIFORNIA, No. 8 OREGON, No. 9 UCLA, and No. 10 USC. It's the 26th consecutive week with at least six Pac-10 teams ranked among the Top 25.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Nov. 21
No. 8 OREGON at ARIZONA*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 33-12. Streak: ORE 3
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 31-14. Streak: ASU 5
No. 10 USC at No. 2 STANFORD*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 33-12. Streak: STAN 1
No. 9 UCLA at No. 7 CALIFORNIA*, 5 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 42-3. Streak: CAL 2
No. 5 WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE*, 8 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 32-13. Streak: WASH 11

Sat., Nov. 22
No. 8 OREGON at ARIZONA STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 35-10. Streak: ORE 1
No. 9 UCLA at No. 2 STANFORD*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 29-16. Streak: STAN 15
No. 10 USC at No. 7 CALIFORNIA*, 5 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 38-7. Streak: USC 6

Sun., Nov. 23
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA*, 12 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 34-11. Streak: OSU 2

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Nov. 14
No. 10 USC def. ARIZONA, 3-0
No. 9 UCLA def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
No. 2 STANFORD def. No. 7 CALIFORNIA, 3-0
No. 8 OREGON def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
No. 5 WASHINGTON def. OREGON STATE, 3-0

Sat., Nov. 15
No. 9 UCLA def. ARIZONA, 3-0
No. 10 USC def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0

Sun., Nov. 16
No. 5 WASHINGTON def. No. 8 OREGON, 3-1
WASHINGTON STATE def. OREGON STATE, 3-2

Around the League - ARIZONA dropped a pair of road matches are still looking for its first road win in league play. The Cats have dropped 12 consecutive road matches in Pac-10 play. Sophomore MB Stephanie Snow hit .480 with 14 kills (2.33 kps) in matches at USC and UCLA... ARIZONA STATE sophomore L Sarah Johnson has posted double digit dig totals in 24 of 27 matches this season. She needs 16 digs to reach 400 for the season and 31 digs to crack ASU's single-season top 10 list... CALIFORNIA sophomore L Kristen Kathan needs 22 digs to reach 400 digs for the second consecutive season. Only two other Bears in school history have posted 400 or more digs in two seasons (Jillian Davis 2006 and 07, Lisa Arce 1988 and 89)... OREGON junior MB Neticia Ensi hit .444 last week in a split with the Washington schools. She is hitting .405 this season and is on pace to break the school's single-season record of .364 set by Sue Harbor in 1984... OREGON STATE junior OH Rachel Rourke tacked on two more 20-plus kill matches last weekend with 25 vs. Washington and 23 vs. Washington State. She's posted 11 20-plus kill matches this season and is leading the league in kills per set with 4.54 kps and is even more impressive with a 5.14 kps in league matches only... STANFORD has won seven straight, including the last five by 3-0 sweeps. Over those last five matches, the Cardinal are hitting .329 and continue to lead the league in hitting at .319 for the year... UCLA freshman MB Amanda Gil hit .447 last week with 20 kills (3.33 kps) and added nine blocks (1.50 bps). She's second in the league at 1.41 bps, which ranks 15th nationally ... USC junior S Taylor Carico needs 14 assists to become the second USC player to reach 4,000 assists in a career... WASHINGTON recorded its seventh consecutive 20-win season. Senior MB Jessica Swarbrick hit .645 last weekend to record 22 kills (3.14 kps) in 31 attempts with just two errors. Sophomore S Jenna Hagglund moved into sixth place all-time at Washington with 2,511 career assists... WASHINGTON STATE snapped a 14-match losing streak with a five set win at Oregon State. It was the first road win in Pac-10 play for the Cougars since knocking off the Beavers in Corvallis during the 2006 season. Freshman L Bree Flach posted a season-best 29 digs (5.80 dps) at OSU. Prior to the match she had been averaging 2.07 dps for the season.

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