No. 9 Cal Volleyball Looking to Break Attendance Mark Versus No. 4 Stanford

Oct. 6, 2003

BERKELEY, CA - The nationally No. 9 ranked California women's volleyball team, which has already set a school record by opening the 2003 campaign with a perfect 15-0 record behind junior All-American Mia Jerkov, will be attempting to break another record when the Golden Bears host No. 4 ranked Stanford Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

The next record that has to fall is the largest volleyball crowd in Cal history.

'All indicators point to this being a terrific college volleyball match,' said Bear coach Rich Feller. 'Fans will be watching teams ranked No. 4 and No. 9 in the country, and undefeated in Pac-10 play. This should be as close of a Stanford-Cal match as there has ever been. This is the first time in history both the Bears and the Cardinal have been ranked in the AVCA Top 10 at the same time.'

The Bears will be looking to surpass the existing record crowd of 3,125 that attended the Arizona State-Cal match on Oct. 15, 1999 in the first official athletic event in Haas Pavilion. That ASU-Cal contest was played prior to the men and women's basketball team's Midnight Madness event.

The Bears will be trying to beat the Cardinal for the first time since Oct. 1, 1982 when Cal defeated Stanford, 3-1, at the Cal Dolfin Invitational in old Harmon Gym. The Bears, who have a 4-52 all-time record against the Cardinal, will be looking to snap a streak of 40 straight losses to Stanford.

The Oct. 11 Stanford-Cal match is also part of Cal Volleyball Appreciation Day. Fans will have the opportunity to watch the Bears in a pre-match warm up at 9 a.m.

Following the 'Big Spike' between the Cardinal and the Bears at 3 p.m., there will be a dinner open to the public in the Haas Pavilion Club Room, and then a raffle for Cal apparel and other prizes. For more information on Cal Volleyball Appreciation Day, contact Kathy Andrews at 510-643-1299.

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