No. 10 Cal Volleyball Upends Washington State, 3-0

Oct. 12, 2007

BERKELEY, CALIF. - Behind the solid play of senior middle hitter Ellen Orchard, the No. 10-ranked Cal women's volleyball team (14-4, 4-3) powered past Washington State (9-12, 0-7), 3-0 (30-18, 30-22, 31-29) Friday night at Haas Pavilion. Orchard paced the Golden Bears with 11 kills and only one error in 19 attempts for a .526 hitting percentage and led Cal with 10 block assists.

Other top performers for the Bears, who out-hit the Cougars .279 to .035 for the evening, were junior Morgan Beck with eight kills and a .462 hitting percentage (8k, 2e, 13att.), and sophomore Mindi Wiley, who came off the bench to notch seven kills (7k, 1e, 10att.) with a .600 hitting percentage. Freshman setter Carli Lloyd finished with 40 assists, sophomore Cat Dailey had a team-high three service aces and sophomore libero Kristen Kathan had a match-high 12 digs.

'This was a good weekend for us,' said Cal coach Rich Feller, who saw his Bears upset previously undefeated and No. 8-ranked Washington on Thursday. 'We know it is going to get tougher the next two weeks when we go on the road against the Arizona schools, and USC and UCLA. But, we are pretty healthy and fit right now because we were able to utilize different players and got a chance to rest some people.'

Cal will next travel to Arizona State on Thursday, Oct. 18 for a 7 p.m. match at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. On Friday, Oct. 19 the Bears will face Arizona at 7 p.m. at the McKale Center in Tucson.

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