No. 16 Arizona Volleyball Sweeps Past California

Nov. 8, 2002

BERKELEY, Calif. - Arizona's women's volleyball team used a hitting percentage of .346 to exact a bit of revenge over California as the Wildcats swept the Golden Bears Friday. Game scores were 90-18, 30-28, 30-21.

The freshmen duo of Kim Glass and Bre Ladd led the way for Arizona as each tallied double digits in kills and hitting percentages over .400. Glass totaled 21 kills in 38 attempts for a hitting percentage of .421. Ladd contributed 12 kills in just 20 attempts for a hitting percentage of .450 to lead all players in that category. Ladd also posted five block assists.

The Wildcats opened the match with a resounding 30-18 victory. In the first frame, Arizona only committed 2 team attack errors to outhit California, .415 to .135. Arizona rolled to victory in the next two games, limiting the Golden Bears to hitting percentages under .150 in each game.

Senior setter Laurie Gardner successfully directed the Wildcat offense as she dished out 47 assists while contributing 7 kills, 8 digs and three block assists.

Arizona avenged a 3-game loss to California last month and improved its record to 13-9 overall and 8-6 in conference action. California falls to 15-9 and 5-9 in Pac-10 play.

The Wildcats return home where they will face Oregon and Oregon State in the final regular-season home matches of the season next Friday and Saturday.

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