This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball
Nov. 8, 2004
ARIZONA STATE and No. 22 ARIZONA, which has won seven of its last nine matches, head to the Northwest to take on No. 1 WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE... While the Huskies have maintained their No. 1 ranking, they've been tested of late, having to go the distance of five games in two of their last three matches... No. 14 CALIFORNIA and No. 11 STANFORD host the Oregon schools, while No. 6 USC visits No. 16 UCLA ... Thursday's match between Arizona State and Washington State will be televised by FSN... Here's this week's schedule (all times local to site):
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Nov. 11
No. 22 Arizona at No. 1 Washington, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 22-15. Streak: WASH 1
Arizona State at Washington State, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: WSU leads, 19-18. Streak: ASU 1
No. 14 California at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 23-14. Streak: CAL 3
No. 11 Stanford at Oregon, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads 35-2. Streak: STAN 30
Fri., Nov. 12
No. 22 Arizona at Washington State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 27-10. Streak: ARIZ 2
Arizona State at No. 1 Washington, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 20-17. Streak: WASH 4
No. 14 California at Oregon, 8 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 31-6. Streak: CAL 11
No. 11 Stanford at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 37-0. Streak: STAN 37
No. 6 USC at No. 16 UCLA, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 21-16. Streak: USC 7
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
OGONNA NNAMANI, STANFORD
STANFORD outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani has been named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 1-7, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced.
Nnamani, a senior from Normal, Ill., helped lead No. 12 Stanford to pair of victories over No. 16 UCLA and No. 4 USC.
She hit .424 in collecting 51 kills (6.38 kpg) on 99 attempts with nine errors. Nnamani also posted 22 digs and added six total blocks. In the victory over UCLA, Nnamani notched her ninth double-double of the season with 24 kills and 14 digs. In the upset victory over USC, she posted 27 kills in the three-game sweep, averaging 9.00 kills per game, while hitting at a .578 clip.
Nnamani pushed her career kills total to 2,133 and needs just 123 to become the Pac-10 career kills leader.
This is the third weekly honor for Nnamani this season, the fifth of her career, and Stanford's 52nd Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sept. 7 - Lauren Westendorf, ORE; Sept. 13 - Jennifer Abernathy, ARIZ; Sept. 20 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN; Sept. 27 - Sanja Tomasevic, WASH; Oct. 4 - Emily Adams, USC; Oct. 11 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN; Oct. 18 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 25 - Chrissie Zartman, UCLA; Nov. 1 - Angie Pressey, CAL. Nov. 8 - Ogonna Nnamani, STAN.
ARIZONA - Senior MB Jolene Killough had her error-free hitting streak snapped at four matches. Over the last five matches, Killough is hitting .699 with 52 kills in 73 attempts and just one errors... The next Arizona victory will give coach David Rubio his 250th win at the helm of the Wildcat program... In its win over Oregon, Arizona hit a season-high .434... Over the last three matches, the Wildcats are hitting .363... With the sweep over the Oregon schools, Arizona secured its 12th consecutive non-losing season.
ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils snapped a five-match losing streak with a three-game sweep over Oregon. It was just the third three-game sweep of an opponent this season for the Sun Devils... Freshman L Sydney Donahue posted a career-high 30 digs in the loss to Oregon State. She became the sixth player in Sun Devil history to record 30 or more digs. She also bettered the school's freshman record of 27 digs she set earlier in the season vs. New Hampshire... In splitting matches with the Oregon schools last weekend, Arizona State hit a combined .255 in the two matches - that's .057 improvement over the .198 team attack percentage entering last weekend's play.
CALIFORNIA - Sophomore S Meredith Hasson, stepping in for sophomore Samantha Carter who was serving a one-match suspension, got her first career start and responded with 51 assists against USC. She also collected four kills in seven attempts with no errors... Carter is already fourth on the Cal all-time assist list (2,488) after setting the school record for single-season assists (1,555) last season as a freshman.... Senior MH Camille Leffall is second on the schools's all-time block list with 402. She needs 32 blocks to pass leader Cara Dane's 434 blocks from 1990-93.
OREGON - The Ducks lead the Pac-10 with 152 service aces (1.92 sapg). Oregon posted a total of 111 service aces last season... Senior L Katie O'Neil led the Ducks last season with 266 digs. She passed that total for the season after picking up 16 digs at the Arizona schools last weekend. Her season total stands at 282 digs. She ranks fifth in the Pac-10 with 4.70 digs per game... Sophomore OH Sarah Mason returned from an ankle injury and responded with 14 kills, including 10 against Arizona State. It was the sixth time in the last seven matches that she's posted double digit kills.
OREGON STATE - Freshman L Nina Baltimore tallied a career-high 28 digs at Arizona State as the team posted a season-high 92 digs in the win over the Sun Devils... Against Arizona State, Senior OH Allison Lawrence posted her first career 20/20 match in which she recorded 22 kills and 21 digs. It's the fifth time this season that a Pac-10 player turned in a 20 kill/20 dig performance ... Sophomore MB Abby Windell hit .353 over the weekend with 20 kills (2.86 kpg) on 51 attempts and two errors.
STANFORD - With 2,133 career kills, senior OH Ogonna Nnamani sits in second on the Pac-10 career list. She trails former UCLA Bruin Kristee Porter (2,255 kills, 1998-2001)... The Cardinal posted a season-high 20 total team blocks in their five-game victory over UCLA... Stanford has played in seven five-game matches - the most in a season since playing in eight five-game matches during the 1986 season... The Cardinal hit .460 in their upset three-game sweep over No. 4 USC. It's the second best attack percentage by Stanford this season.
UCLA - The victory over California secured UCLA's 35th consecutive winning season... Senior L Chrissie Zartman posted a career-high 31 digs in the Bruins five-game win over California, helping UCLA to extend its perfect record to 46-0 over California... Zartman has a streak of 47 matches with double-digit digs, currently the second best streak in the nation behind VCU's Griselle Lopez-Pereira (58).
USC - Junior MB Staci Venski posted a career-high 18 kills against California. For the weekend, Venski hit .415 with 28 kills (4.00 kpg) on 53 attempts with six errors... At .322, Venski moved into the top ten among the conference leaders in hitting percentage... Senior MB Emily Adams collected five service aces over the weekend, including a career-high matching three aces against California. She had just nine aces for the year entering last weekend's play... USC takes on UCLA this week and will look to run its winning streak over the Bruins to nine matches (includes non-league matches). That would be the longest streak by USC in the series.
WASHINGTON - Freshman OH Christal Morrison posted a career-high 26 kills and hit .367 in the win at Washington State. The five-game win over the Cougars was Washington's second five-game victory in the last three matches... Sophomore S Courtney Thompson has 207 assists over the last three matches, averaging 15.92 apg during that span. She currently leads the Pac-10 with a 14.84 apg average. That mark ranks as the third-best single-season average in Pac-10 history.
WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars took No. 1 Washington to five-games. It was the first time the two teams have played five games in the series since 1999, and the first time ever that it has occurred in the rally-score system... In the five-game match against the Huskies, five different Cougars either matched or bettered career marks - Kelly Rosin (18 digs), Kristin Kelley (5 total blocks), Jessie Camp (17 digs).