Cougs Play Volleyball in Dawgs' Alley, Nov. 16

Nov. 12, 2001

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The Washington State volleyball team, 14-11 overall, 8-9 in conference contests, wraps up the Pacific-10 Conference schedule Friday night, Nov. 16, with a 7 p.m. match at the University of Washington....for the first time in two years, this annual contest will escape the confines of the Pavilion and be played at the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson...the match will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by FOX Sports Net Northwest...Cougar fans in the Northwest can watch the replay Sunday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.

WSU took 80 minutes to defeat UW 30-28, 30-10, 30-25 at Pullman...WSU's Zanda Bautre and LaToya Harris led all players with 13 kills each. Bautre hit .458 while Harris hit .333. Melissa Boyle added 11 kills (.450) and led both teams with six blocks. Adrian Hankoff, Kerry Lewis and Kortney Jamtaas contributed 11 digs each. Setter Kali Surplus had 43 assists and six kills with a .455 hitting percentage. Washington's Allison Richardson and Paige Benjamin each had seven kills to lead the Huskies. Lisa Underhill had four blocks while Richardson and Gretchen Maurer had 11 digs each. The Cougars out-blocked the Huskies 12 to 5.5, and out-hit the Dawgs .305 to .072.

Washington's last Pac-10 win came 10/27, over Oregon...this match is the Huskies last match of the 2001 season...the Huskies are led by the 4.27 kpg (3rd Pac-10), 3.03 dpg (7th Pac-10) of 6-1 senior OH Allison Richardson...Richardson's 4.27 kpg in conference only matches is second only to Logan Tom (Stanford)...6-3 senior CB Lisa Underhill is seventh in the conference in blocking with a 1.20 bpg...junior setter Gretchen Maurer is averaging 12.54 assists per game (3rd Pac-10) Jim McLaughlin (first year at UW, 93-58 overall, 5 years).

UW leads the overall series 39-19, and also leads in the series of just Pac-10 matches, 20-11...Washington leads 12-3 in matches played at Seattle...the Dawgs last win at home came in 1998 (3-2)...Cougars have won the last five meetings since that match.

The local LIVE and Internet accessible radio broadcasts of the WSU Volleyball Pac-10 road matches are the Palouse, the broadcasts can be heard on KRPL-AM, 1400...for the internet connection, go to for the link...Gabe Rosenvall will call all the action of the Washington match...the pre-game report begins at 6:45 p.m.

This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 242-163 (.598) while her overall collegiate record is 328-223 (.595)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).

WSU defeated Arizona State 30-19, 30-24, 30-27, Friday night before 941 fans at Bohler Gym...Cougar outside hitters LaToya Harris and Chelsie Schafer led all players with 13 kills each while middle hitter Melissa Boyle added 12 kills...Kortney Jamtaas had 14 digs and Kali Surplus had 38 assists...both Harris and Surplus contributed 12 digs...Adrian Hankoff had four blocks...Kim Mehlhorn was the sole ASU player in double-figure kills with 12, and led the team with 14 digs...Jami Coughlin had seven kills and 10 digs. Jodi Smith added five kills and four blocks...Saturday night, WSU ended its regular home season with a 30-24, 30-26, 30-27 loss to #4 Arizona before 1,089 fans at Bohler Gym...Arizona's Lisa Rutledge and Jill Talbot had 24 of the Wildcats' 56 kills with Talbot adding a match-high 16 digs...Dana Burkholder had 42 assists with nine kills...Arizona hit .347 for the night and kept WSU to a miserly .148...Chelsie Schafer was the lone Cougar in double-figure kills with 12 while Kali Surplus had the only double-digit digs for WSU with 10.

WSU is not listed in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (11/12/01) or the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (11/12).

WSU is 29th on the national attendance with an average of 1,023 fans per home match...Hawai'i leads with an average of 6,514 fans per match while the top Pac-10 school is Stanford at 9th with 1,999 fans per match...WSU averaged 1,203 for its nine home Pac-10 contests.

The top ten teams in each of the eight regions are selected on a biweekly basis by a committee of regional coaches and administrators in order to assist the NCAA Div. I Women's Volleyball Committee in the November selection process for the Championship Tournament...the third poll of the 2001 season was conducted Oct. 31...the Pacific Region (Big Sky, Pac-10, and West Coast Conferences) rankings are: 1. USC, 2. Stanford, 3. UCLA, 4. Arizona, 5. Pepperdine, 6. Santa Clara, 7. San Diego, 8. Oregon State, 9. Washington State, 10. Sacramento State...the next poll is slated for Nov. 14.

LaToya Harris, junior right side/left side hitter is the eighth player in WSU history to reach 1,000 kills...the 5-7, Portland, Oregon, native has 1,037 kills and is sixth in career standings...her 96 service aces is fifth-best and 977 digs is sixth on WSU's career list...she needs only 23 digs to be the fifth Cougar to reach 1,000 career digs.

Holly Harris, junior middle hitter from Sandy, Utah, set a school match record with 10 kills on 11 attacks with no errors for a .909 hitting percentage in WSU's 3-0 win over Oregon, Oct. 26...the 6-2 Harris was the only player in the match with double-figure kills and she also tallied three blocks...the previous WSU match hitting percentage record of .900 (9 kills, no errors, 10 attacks) was set in 1989 by Beth Welch against Texas A& WSU career records, this Harris is eighth in solo blocks (40), eighth in block assists (223) and eighth in total blocks (263).

WSU had four matches televised this season, three on a tape-delayed basis...all were broadcast on the FOX Sports Net family of affiliates...WSU matches televised were Stanford at WSU (Sept. 20), USC at WSU (Oct. 4), Oregon at WSU (Oct. 26), and WSU at Washington (Nov. 16)...the Oregon match, Oct. 26, was a LIVE broadcast on FOX Sports Net Northwest.

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