Cal Volleyball Loses to No. 16 Arizona, 3-0
Nov. 8, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (15-9, 5-9) lost to No. 16 ranked Arizona (13-9, 8-6), 3-0 (30-18, 30-28, 30-21) Friday night at Haas Pavilion. The Bears were still short-handed as their top player, Mia Jerkov, is still nursing a sore left ankle. Jerkov was able to play in the backrow, though, and Cal still battled a Wildcat squad that was in the NCAA Volleyball Final Four last season.
Cal was led by four players with seven kills apiece - senior Leah Young, junior Lisa Collette, sophomore Camille Leffall and freshman Jenna Brown. Brown also led the Bears with 11 digs and Young chipped in 10 digs. Sophomore setter Astrid Gonzalez came off the bench to tally a career-high 20 assists. Jerkov finished with seven digs and one assist.
Freshman Kim Glass led Arizona with 21 kills.
After losing, 30-18,in game one, Cal improved in game two, losing a hard-fought contest, 30-28. The Bears had got within, 28-27 on a kill by Leffall and could have tied the game, 28-28, on a service ace by Collette, but referee Micky Matthews had blown the whistle on the serve, nullifying the point.
In game three, the Bears had taken a 21-19 lead on a Young kill, but failed to score from that point on, falling 30-21
Cal will next host No. 23 Arizona State Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Haas Pavilion.
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