This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball
Nov. 24, 2008
STANFORD captured at least a share of the Pac-10 title last weekend, and can win the title outright with a win on the road against the Oregon schools... WASHINGTON looks to keep its hopes alive with a share of the title as the Huskies conclude conference play with a pair of home matches against the Arizona schools... This week's FSN televised match features No. 11 USC at No. 10 UCLA. 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. 10 UCLA, and No. 11 USC. It's the 27th consecutive week with at least six Pac-10 teams ranked among the Top 25.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Tues., Nov. 25
No. 23 Pepperdine at No. 10 UCLA, 7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 26
No. 7 CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE*, 4:30 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 30-15. Streak: CAL 5
No. 2 STANFORD at No. 8 OREGON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 43-2. Streak: STAN 38
Fri., Nov. 28
ARIZONA at No. 5 WASHINGTON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 23-22. Streak: WASH 9
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 25-20. Streak: ASU 6
No. 7 CALIFORNIA at No. 8 OREGON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 38-7. Streak: CAL 4
No. 2 STANFORD at OREGON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads 45-0. Streak: STAN 45
No. 11 USC at No. 10 UCLA*, 3 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 24-21. Streak: USC 2
Sat., Nov. 29
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 34-11. Streak: ARIZ 4
ARIZONA STATE at No. 5 WASHINGTON*, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 28-17. Streak: WASH 10
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Nov. 21
ARIZONA def. No. 8 OREGON, 3-1
ARIZONA STATE def. OREGON STATE, 3-1
No. 2 STANFORD def. No. 10 USC, 3-1
No. 7 CALIFORNIA def. No. 9 UCLA, 3-2
No. 5 WASHINGTON def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-1
Sat., Nov. 22
No. 8 OREGON def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
No. 2 STANFORD def. No. 9 UCLA, 3-2
No. 7 CALIFORNIA def. No. 10 USC, 3-1
Sun., Nov. 23
ARIZONA def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
Around the League - ARIZONA posted its third win over a Top 25 team this season with a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Oregon. Sophomore OH Tiffany Owens hit .400 with 35 kills (5.00 kps) and added 25 digs (3.57 dps) in a pair of wins over the Oregon schools... ARIZONA STATE sophomore OH Sarah Reaves has posted 400 or more kills in back-to-back seasons. She's the first Sun Devil to do so since Amanda Burbridge posted three straight seasons of 400 or more kills from 1998-2000... CALIFORNIA swept the season series with UCLA for the first time in school history. Junior OH Hana Cutura hit .306 with 48 kills (5.33 kps) in wins over UCLA and USC. Freshman OH Tarah Murrey posted a career-high 21 kills and 19 digs in the five set win over UCLA... With its win over Arizona State, OREGON posted its fourth ever winning record in Pac-10 play, and first since 1989. The win also assures the Ducks of at least a fourth place finish, their highest since tying for fourth in 1989. Senior L Katie Swoboda has moved into sole possession of second on the Pac-10's all-time digs list with 2,100 digs... OREGON STATE senior L Ashley Evans needs 12 digs to reach 400 digs for the second consecutive season. Only three other Beavers in school history have posted 400 or more digs in a two separate seasons... STANFORD has now won or shared 12 Pac-10 titles. In 23 seasons of Pac-10 play, the Cardinal have finished either first or second in 22 seasons. In the five-set win over UCLA that clinched at least a share of the title, sophomore OH Alix Klineman posted a career-high 28 kills... UCLA takes on USC in the season finale and looks to finish .500 in Pac-10 play with a win. The Bruins have never finished below .500 in league play. A Bruin victory would place the Bruins and the Women of Troy in a tie with 9-9 records. In 23 seasons of Pac-10 play, those two teams have never finished league play with identical records... USC junior S Taylor Carico became the second player in school history to reach 4,000 career assists. With 4,063 assists, she needs 196 more to become the school career record holder... WASHINGTON sophomore OH Becky Perry hit .490 and collected 27 kills (6.75 kps) in the Huskies' 12th consecutive win over Washington State. Should the Huskies finish Pac-10 play with a pair of wins, they'll have posted 15 or more league wins in each of the last five seasons... WASHINGTON STATE senior OH Brittany Johnson sits sixth on the school's all-time kills list with 1,091 kills. She needs 23 more to move into the top five.