This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball

Oct. 28, 2002


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The Bay Area schools visit the Los Angeles schools where USC looks to maintain its hold on first, while UCLA looks to break from a four-way tie for fifth place ... The Washington schools visit the Arizona schools where one match separates the four teams ... This week's FOX Sports Net match features the OREGON Ducks at the OREGON STATE Beavers Friday, Nov. 1. The match will be tape delayed for airing on Saturday, Nov. 2 ... USC holds the No. 1 spot in both the USA TODAY/AVCA and Volleyball Magazine polls ... Defending Pac-10 and NCAA Champion Stanford comes in at No. 6, with ARIZONA jumping to No. 14, WASHINGTON STATE rising to No. 17, UCLA dropping to No. 18, and ARIZONA STATE moving to No. 19... The Pac-10 holds an impressive 76-17 record (.817) this season against non-conference competition.


Fri., Nov. 1
Washington at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Washington State at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
California at USC, 7 p.m.
Oregon at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)
Stanford at UCLA, 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 2
Washington State at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Washington at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
California at UCLA, 7 p.m.
Stanford at USC, 7 p.m.

Game times local to site


Tue., Oct. 22
California def. @ Saint Mary's, 3-2
(CAL - Young 28 k/11 d/10 b, Brown 15 k/16 d, Diers 11 b)
Stanford def. @ Pacific, 3-0
(STAN - Tom 14 k/15 d, Nnamani 10 k, Schultz 11 d)

Fri., Oct. 25
@ Arizona def. Arizona State, 3-0
(ARIZ - Glass 16 k, Gardner 39 a; ASU - Escobar 13 k)
Oregon State def. @ California, 3-0
(OSU - Rhoades 16 k, Collins 49 a/11 d; CAL - Young 13 k, Noonan 11 d)
@ Stanford def. Oregon, 3-0
(STAN - Nnamani 17 k, Tom 11 k/9 d; ORE - Acevedo 10 k, Murphy 13 d)
USC def. @ Washington, 3-1
(USC - Ross 12 k/12 d, Davis 21 d; WASH - Benjamin 19 k/16 d, Tomasevic 14 k)
@ Washington State def. UCLA, 3-2
(WSU - Schafer 24 k/13 d, Jamtaas 25 d; UCLA - Fendrick 16 k, Zartman 28 d)

Sat., Oct. 26
@ California def. Oregon, 3-2
(CAL - Brown 22 k/12 d, Young 22 k; ORE - Closs 22 k, Acevedo 20 k/10 d)
@ Stanford def. Oregon State, 3-2
(STAN - Tom 25 k/18 d, McGee 18 k/10 b; OSU - McMillan 19 k, Hannaford 13 k)
USC def. @ Washington State, 3-1
(USC - Olsovsky 15 k/8 b, Burdine 14 k/15 d; WSU - Schafer 13 k/16 d)
@ Washington def. UCLA, 3-0
(WASH - Tomasevic 15 k/10 d, Lee 11 d; UCLA - Fendrick 18 d, Zartman 23 d)


Oregon State setter Laura Collins has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 21-Oct. 27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Collins, a junior from Milwaukee, Wis., tallied 106 assists (13.25 apg) and 17 digs (2.12 dpg) on .323 hitting with nine kills over the weekend. In a 3-0 win over California on the road, she had 49 assists and a match-high 11 digs, her fifth double-double of the year. She also tied her career-high with three service aces. In a 3-2 loss to Stanford, she dished out 57 assists and hit .467 with a season-high eight kills.

The Beavers (7-13, 2-9 in Pac-10) swept Cal on the road for the first time, and lost 3-2 to Stanford, but won their first game versus the Cardinal on the road since 1993.

This is the second weekly honor for Collins, Oregon State's 10th Player of the Week honor all-time.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- April Ross, USC; Sept. 9-Mia Jerkov, CAL; Sept. 16- Kim Glass, ARIZ; Sept. 23- Katie Olsovsky, USC; Sept. 30- Juliana Escobar, ASU; Oct. 7- Emily Adams, USC; Oct. 14-Kim Glass, ARIZ; Oct. 21- Mia Jerkov, CAL; Oct. 28- Laura Collins, OSU.


RANKING THE PAC-10 - For the fifth time this season, the Pac-10 has six teams ranked in the AVCA/USA Today Coaches Top-25: USC, Stanford, Arizona, UCLA, Washington State and Arizona State. The Conference again narrowly missed having a seventh team in the top 25; with Washington receiving enough votes to finish at No. 28. The Pac-10 has had a team at the No. 1 ranking in both major polls for the ninth straight week.

ARIZONA - The Wildcats put together a 3-0 sweep over rival Arizona State ... Freshman Kim Glass put down 16 kills on .542 hitting to lead Arizona ... Senior Lisa Rutledge and freshman Bre Ladd each added 10 kills in the effort ... Rutledge moved into third on Arizona's career kill list with 1,282 ... Arizona has already drawn 21,702 fans through eight matches this season and needs just 2,823 fans in its final four home matches to tie the single-season total attendance figure in McKale Center (24,525 set in 2000) ... Glass has tallied double digit kills in 17 of Arizona's 18 matches this season ... Arizona is 5-1 over its last six matches.

ARIZONA STATE - Sophomore Juliana Escobar led the Sun Devils with 13 kills on .308 hitting in a 3-0 loss to Arizona ... Escobar has double-digits in kills in 12 of 15 matches... Junior setter Cheryl Anglin has most assists among active setters with 3,135 ... Jodi Smith has four or more blocks in each of last four matches to move to second on team leaders, Just .01 off senior Julia Leddy... Head coach Patti Snyder-Park finished her career 15-14 against Arizona ... The Sun Devils are 6-0 in five-game matches and 5-0 in Saturday matches.

CALIFORNIA - Senior Leah Young posted the Conference's first triple-double performance, with 28 kills, 11 digs and 10 total blocks in a 3-2 win over St. Mary's ... Junior middle blocker Heather Diers tied a school record with 11 total blocks against the Gaels ... Freshman Jenna Brown and Young both put up 22 kills in a 3-2 win over Oregon ... Sophomore Camille Leffall added 10 kills with no errors on .476 hitting against the Ducks ... Young put down a total of 63 kills for the week (4.85 kpg) ... The Bears' 15 wins is the most they've had in a season since they went 15-15 in 1991.

OREGON - Senior middle blocker Lindsay Closs put up a career-high 22 kills along with four aces, eight digs and six blocks in a 3-2 loss to California on the road ... Freshman Dariam Acevedo added a career-high 20 kills of her own, and ten digs ... Freshman Kelly Russell led the team with .303 hitting and chipped in 15 kills ... Acevedo added 10 more kills in a 3-0 loss to Stanford.

OREGON STATE - Laura Collins led the Beavers to a 3-0 sweep of Cal with 49 assists and a match-high 11 digs, for her fifth double-double of the year ... She also tied her career-high with three aces ... The Beavers won their first game against Stanford since 1993 in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinal ... The match marked only the third time this year that a team has taken Stanford to five games ... Senior Nikki Neuburger moved into 10th place on OSU's career digs list with 945.

STANFORD - Senior outside hitter Logan Tom posted 50 kills (4.55 kpg) and 42 digs (3.82 dpg) over three matches last week. With her 50 kills last week, Tom moves into 16th all-time in the Pac-10 in career kills with 1,670. Her 42 digs pushed her over 1,000 for her career (1,039) while her 147 career service aces ranks sixth in the league ... Due to dominating net play by junior middle hitters Jennifer Harvey (1.56 bpg) and Sara McGee (1.45 bpg), the Cardinal continue to lead the league in blocks with 3.72 bpg. Stanford has led the league in blocks each of the last four seasons.

UCLA - Sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman continues to play a key role in the UCLA defense as she posted a career-high 28 digs at Washington State, then followed with 23 digs at Washington - that's 51 digs (6.38 dpg) for the two matches. Currently averaging 4.08 digs per game, Zartman certainly has a shot of making the top five UCLA single-season digs list. Samantha Shaver holds the school record with 499 digs during the 1990 season ... Senior outside hitter Lauren Fendrick needs 10 digs to reach 1,000 for her career.

USC - USC is spreading the wealth as it had four players with double-digit kills and four players finish with double digit digs in both matches against Washington and Washington State ... Sophomore Keao Burdine and junior April Ross posted double-doubles in both matches ... Middle blocker Emily Adams, in addition to leading with seven blocks, 12 kills and a .400 attack percentage, collected a career-high three service aces against Washington (Oct. 25) ... Burdine tied a career high with three aces against the Huskies ... The two four-game matches at Washington and Washington State marked only the fourth and fifth time this season that the Trojans have not swept their opponent ... USC returns home this week where it is riding a 23 match home court winning streak in Pac-10 play, last losing to UCLA Nov. 19, 1999.

WASHINGTON - With its win over UCLA, Washington pushed its Pac-10 record to 5-6 this season. The last time Washington reach five victories in Conference play was during the 1998 season when it finished the year 7-11 in league play ... Its 13 wins overall are the most for Washington since a 20-11 campaign in 1997 ... Sophomore outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic hit .536 with 15 kills and no errors in 28 attempts in the win over UCLA ... It was the first win for the Huskies over UCLA since 1998 ... Freshman libero Candace Lee posted a career-high 21 digs against USC.

WASHINGTON STATE - In its win over UCLA, senior right side Chelsie Schafer had a season-high 24 kills, while hitting at a .365 clip. Also, sophomore middle hitter Victoria Prince had 11 blocks and 11 kills, both career highs. Senior outside hitter Adrian Hankoff added 10 kills and 10 digs and a career-high six blocks. For the match, the Cougars had a season-high 17.5 blocks ... WSU took USC to four games before dropping the match. It was one of only seven game losses that USC has encountered this season - and the 18 points USC scored in game three was lowest point total in game this season for the Women of Troy.

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