Cal Volleyball Loses to No. 7 Ranked Arizona, 3-1

Oct. 8, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (5-7, 1-5) was defeated by No. 7 ranked Arizona (9-3, 4-3), 3-1 (30-21, 30-23, 27-30, 30-21), Monday evening at Haas Pavilion. Monday's match was originally scheduled for Sept. 15, but due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was moved to Oct. 8. Cal finished its recent four-match homestand 2-2, defeating Saint Mary's and Oregon, while losing to Oregon State and Arizona.

Despite being outhit .306 to .111 by the Wildcats, the Bears were competitive with Arizona, pulling out game three, 30-27. Junior middle blocker Reena Pardiwala led Cal with 11 kills and had a .455 hitting percentage (11 kills, one error, 22 attempts), while freshman Mia Jerkov added 10 kills and had two service aces. Senior setter/outside hitter Candace McNamee finished the match with four service aces and freshman middle blocker Camille Leffall had a .444 hitting percentage (six kills, two errors, nine attempts).

Arizona was led by junior Lisa Rutledge's 24 kills and senior setter Dana Burkholder had 49 assists. The Wildcats have now won 11 matches in a row versus the Bears.

The Bears will next host travel to No. 5 ranked UCLA, Friday, Oct. 12 and No. 3 ranked USC, Saturday, Oct. 13 in Los Angeles, CA.

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