This Week in Pac-10 Women's Volleyball
Oct. 20, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 23
Sat., Oct. 24
Sun., Oct. 25
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 16
Sat., Oct. 17
AROUND THE LEAGUE
ARIZONA snapped a 17-match conference road losing streak with a four-set win at rival Arizona State. JR OH Whitney Dosty paced the Wildcats with 19 kills, hitting .467, and adding 10 digs. During Arizona’s three-match win streak, Dosty has tallied 44 kills (3.67 kps). JR S Paige Weber has started all 80 matches during her career and has played all 278 sets.
ARIZONA STATE will look to snap a six-match losing streak. If it wins the first set, there’s a good chance the Sun Devils could snap that streak as they are 9-0 this season after winning the first set.
CALIFORNIA’s three-set sweep over Oregon State gave coach Rich Feller his 500th career victory.
OREGON SR MB Neticia Enesi hit a combined .558 with 32 kills (4.00 kps) and just three errors in wins over No. 14 California (hit .667) and No. 5 Stanford (hit .514). The win over Stanford was the first for the Ducks since 1989, and the third ever.
Despite dropping six of seven sets in a pair of losses to the Bay Area schools, OREGON STATE hung tough, averaging 22.1 points in the seven sets. With 1,715 kills, SR OH Rachel Rourke needs 48 kills to set the OSU career mark.
STANFORD JR L Gabi Ailes tallied 59 digs (6.56 dps) in two matches last weekend, including a school-record 32 digs at Oregon. Ailes has played in 309 consecutive sets - every possible set during her career. JR OH Cassidy Lichtman recorded her sixth triple-double of the season with 17 kills, assists and digs at Oregon. She leads the team with 12 double-doubles in 17 matches.
UCLA SO MB Amanda Gil tallied 14 blocks (2.00 bps) in a split with the Washington schools. Gil leads the nation in blocks, averaging 1.83 bps, and tops the Pac-10 by nearly half a block over Cassie Robbins of Washington State (1.36 bps).
USC has lost four in a row for the first time since dropping five straight in 1990. SO OH Alex Jupiter posted 45 kills (5.63 kps) in a pair of losses to the Washington schools. She’s posted a double-double in four of the last five matches.
WASHINGTON JR OH Kindra Carlson tallied 36 kills (4.00 kps), 18 in each win over UCLA and USC, as well as 29 digs (3.22 dps). SR L Tamari Miyashiro has played every set possible during her Husky career - 401 sets.
WASHINGTON STATE knocked off No. 16 USC for its third win over a ranked opponent this season. The win pushed the Cougars’ record to 4-4 in Pac-10 play. WSU won a total of four matches in Pac-10 play the past two seasons combined. SO OH Meagan Ganzer continues to have the hot hand for the Cougars as she’s led the team in kills in six of the last seven matches, posting 93 kills (3.72 kps).