No. 15 Cal Volleyball Defeats Oregon, 3-0
Oct. 28, 2005
BERKELEY, CALIF. - In a night in which a pair of Golden Bears placed themselves among the all-time greats, the No. 15-ranked California women's volleyball team (14-6, 7-4) defeated Oregon (11-11, 1-10), 3-0 (30-22, 30-21, 30-18) Friday at Haas Pavilion. Senior outside hitter Jenna Brown became only the fifth player in Cal history to record over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs when she tallied seven kills with no errors in 10 attempts to total 1,001 career kills to go along with her 1,046 career digs. With 33 assists on the evening, junior setter Samantha Carter moved up to second on the Bears' all-time list with 3,849 assists, surpassing beach volleyball star Holly McPeak's 3,819 assists from 1987-89.
Other highlights for Cal, which broke a three-match losing streak with the victory over the Ducks, were 11 kills apiece from senior middle hitter Alicia Powers (11k, 3e, 20att., .400 hitting percentage) and sophomore Angie Pressey (11k, 2e, 30att., .300 hitting percentage). Pressey also added three service aces, while Jillian Davis and Alexis Kollias had 13 and 11 digs apiece, and freshman Morgan Beck hit .333 with eight kills (8k, 2e, 18att). Junior middle hitter Natalie Smart came off the bench to tally five kills with only one error in six attempts in the third game.
Oregon was led by Jaclyn Jones' nine kills and Stephanie Alleman had a match-high 17 digs. Cal has now defeated the Ducks in 14-straight matches.
The Bears will next travel to Washington State, Thursday, Nov. 3, before taking on No. 2-ranked Washington, Friday, Nov. 4. Cal took the Huskies to five games this season, falling to UW, 3-2, Oct. 7 at Haas Pavilion.