Cal Volleyball Loses to No. 5 Ranked USC

Nov. 9, 2001

BERKELEY, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (8-15, 3-12) lost to No. 5 ranked USC (18-2, 12-1), 3-0 (30-19, 30-18, 30-23) Friday night at Haas Pavilion. The Bears, who haven't defeated the Trojans since 1991, were led by 12 kills by junior middle blocker Reena Pardiwala and a career-high 11 kills by sophomore Jessica Zatica. Pardiwala also had an impressive .500 hitting percentage (12 kills, two errors, 20 attempts).

USC was led by sophomore April Ross' 15 kills. The Trojans out hit the Bears, .448-.205.

Cal's most competitive game was game three when Pardiwala had three consecutive kills and Zatica added another kill to give the Bears a 12-11 lead. USC took control of the final game when they went on a 5-0 run to take a 20-15 lead and ended up winning 30-23.

Cal will next travel to No. 4 ranked Arizona, Friday, Nov. 16 in Tucson, AZ and Arizona State, Saturday, Nov. 17 in Tempe, AZ.

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