Cal Volleyball Loses at Washington State, 3-0

Nov. 15, 2002

PULLMAN, WA - Continuing its struggles in the Palouse, the University of California women's volleyball team (16-10, 6-10) lost at No. 17 ranked Washington State (18-7, 8-7), 3-0 (30-19, 30-19, 30-27) Friday night at Bohler Gym in Pullman, Wash. The Bears have now lost 13 matches in a row at WSU and have not won a game versus the Cougars since 1999.

Cal struggled in the match, hitting only .033. The Bears top hitter was sophomore Mia Jerkov, who finished with a team-high 11 kills and 13 digs. Senior Leah Young added nine kills and 10 digs, while freshman Alicia Powers also had 10 digs. Jerkov now has 446 kills on the season, and with at least four more matches, already had the seventh-most single-season kills in school history.

Cal definitely played its best in game three, coming back from a 18-10 deficit to get within 22-21 on a kill by Young. The game went back-and-forth from that point on, getting as close as 29-27 on a kill by Jerkov. Sophomore Camille Leffall played well in the final game, recording five kills.

Cal will next travel to No. 21 Washington Saturday, Nov. 16 in Seattle.

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