This Week in Pac-10 Women's Volleyball
Oct. 10, 2006
No. 3 UCLA and No. 4 USC host No. 6 STANFORD and No. 7 CALIFORNIA in key matchups this week, with the FSN televised match featuring Stanford at USC. Those four teams have a combined record of 63-4 (.940) this season... The Arizona schools travel to Oregon, while No. 5 WASHINGTON hosts WASHINGTON STATE in the volleyball version of the Apple Cup... While there were no changes to the Pac-10's position among the top 10 in this week's AVCA rankings, the OREGON Ducks picked up a couple of votes and come in tied at No. 34 in this week's poll. The last time the Ducks cracked the top 25 was during the 1991 season... Jim Watson will call the action for this week's match at USC, with Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak providing color commentary.
Thur., Oct. 12
ARIZONA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 31-9. Streak: ARIZ 19
ARIZONA STATE at OREGON, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 33-7. Streak: ASU 16
No. 7 CALIFORNIA at No. 3 UCLA, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 39-1. Streak: UCLA 1
No. 6 STANFORD at No. 4 USC, 7 p.m. (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 30-10. Streak: STAN 3
Fri., Oct. 13
ARIZONA at OREGON, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 32-8. Streak: ARIZ 15
ARIZONA STATE at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 26-14. Streak: OSU 2
No. 7 CALIFORNIA at No. 4 USC, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 33-7. Streak: USC 1
No. 6 STANFORD at No. 3 UCLA, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 24-16. Streak: STAN 10
WASHINGTON STATE at No. 5 WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. (FSNNW)
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 27-13. Streak: WASH 6
Last Week's Results:
Fri., Oct. 6
STANFORD def. CALIFORNIA, 3-0
WASHINGTON def. OREGON, 3-1
WASHINGTON STATE def. OREGON STATE, 3-2
UCLA def. ARIZONA, 3-1
USC def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-2
Sat., Oct. 7
USC def. ARIZONA, 3-0
UCLA def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-0
OREGON def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
WASHINGTON def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
STANFORD outside hitter Kristin Richards has been named the Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Oct. 2 - 8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Richards, a senior from Orem, Utah, led No. 6 Stanford to a 3-0 sweep over No. 7 California over the weekend, pushing the Cardinal's record to 13-2 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-10.
On Friday, Richards collected 13 kills without recording a single error against the Bears, giving her a season-high .565 hitting percentage. In addition, she went on to add six digs, an ace, and tallied three blocks to hold Cal to a .143 hitting percentage, tying their lowest of the season.
This is the second weekly honor for Richards, and Stanford's 57th Pac-10 Player of the Week all-time.
Also Nominated: Angie Pressey, JR,OH, CAL; Rachel Rourke, OH, FR, OSU; Nana Meriwether, SR, MB, UCLA; Christal Morrison, OH, JR, WASH; Kelly Rosin, SR, OH, WSU.
2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 28 - Angie Pressey, CAL; Sept. 5 - Nana Meriwether, UCLA; Sept. 11 - Cynthia Barboza, STAN; Sept. 18 - Asia Kaczor, USC; Sept. 25 - Christal Morrison, WASH; Oct. 2 - Katie Carter, UCLA; Oct. 9 - Kristin Richards, STAN
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