This Week In Pac-10 Volleyball
Sept. 29, 2008
WASHINGTON will host fellow league leaders CALIFORNIA and STANFORD this week. Both the Bears and Cardinal take seven match win streaks to the state of Washington.... This week's FSN match features STANFORD at WASHINGTON on Sun., Oct. 5 at 12:30 p.m. PT. Paul Sunderland will call the action, while Karch Kiraly and Holly McPeak provide color commentary.... A record seven Pac-10 teams are among the Top 25 in the latest CBS College Sports/AVCA Top 25 Poll - No. 4 USC, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 STANFORD, No. 8 CALIFORNIA, No. 9 WASHINGTON, No. 11 OREGON and No. 25 ARIZONA. It's the 19th consecutive week with at least six Pac-10 teams ranked among the Top 25.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Wed., Oct. 1
ARIZONA STATE at No. 25 ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 25-19. Streak: ASU 4
Fri., Oct. 3
No. 8 CALIFORNIA at No. 9 WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 26-18. Streak: WASH 1
No. 5 UCLA at No. 11 OREGON, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 42-2. Streak: ORE 1
No. 4 USC at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 37-7. Streak: USC 22
No. 6 STANFORD at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 41-3. Streak: STAN 10
Sat., Oct. 4
No. 25 ARIZONA at No. 12 Colorado State, 7 p.m.
No. 8 CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 24-20. Streak: CAL 10
No. 4 USC at No. 11 OREGON, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 38-6. Streak: ORE 1
No. 5 UCLA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 41-3. Streak: UCLA 1
Sun., Oct. 5
No. 6 STANFORD at No. 9 WASHINGTON, 12:30 pm (FSN)
Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 37-7. Streak: STAN 1
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Sept. 26
ARIZONA def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
No. 9 WASHINGTON def. ARIZONA STATE, 3-2
No. 8 CALIFORNIA def. No. 11 OREGON, 3-0
No. 6 STANFORD def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
No. 5 USC def. No. 4 UCLA, 3-2
Sat., Sept. 27
No. 9 WASHINGTON def. ARIZONA, 3-2
ARIZONA STATE def. WASHINGTON STATE, 3-0
No. 6 STANFORD def. No. 11 OREGON, 3-0
Sun., Sept. 28
No. 8 CALIFORNIA def. OREGON STATE, 3-0
During the month of October, Pac-10 teams will help raise awareness about breast cancer during selected home matches. Among the promotional events planned, teams will wear pink accessories (uniforms, ribbons, wristbands, etc.), pink game balls will be used for the match, and pink mini volleyballs will be tossed into the stands. Washington State will kick off the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign this Fri., Oct. 3 against Stanford by wearing pink jerseys.
AROUND THE LEAGUE - ARIZONA sophomore OH Whitney Dosty paced the Wildcats last week with 17 kills vs. Washington State and 16 kills vs. Washington. She's led the team in kills in five of the last seven matches.... ARIZONA STATE tallied a season-high 80 digs in the five set loss to Washington. The Sun Devils are 2-2 in five-set matches this season, which equals the same five-set mark for all of last season.... CALIFORNIA senior OH Morgan Beck recorded her 1,000th kill in Cal's win over Oregon State. With 1,002 career kills, she needs 52 more to break into the school's all-time top ten list.... OREGON was swept in back-to-back Pac-10 matches for the first time since 2005. Wtih 1,810 career digs, senior L Katie Swoboda is tied for fifth all-time on the Pac-10 career list.... OREGON STATE junior MB Lexie Rathgeber is hitting .396 over the last three matches with 25 kills in 53 attempts and four errors... STANFORD senior OH Cynthia Barboza hit .500 in a pair of three set sweeps over the Oregon schools last weekend, collecting 28 kills in 48 attempts with just four errors (4.67 kps). With 998 career digs, Barboza needs two digs to become the seventh Cardinal all-time to post 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career.... Afer picking up nine blocks in the five-set loss to USC, UCLA freshman MB Amanda Gil leads the Pac-10 with 1.45 blocks per set. That's also tops among all freshmen nationally.... USC junior L Alli Hillgren tallied 24 digs in the win over UCLA. She has posted double digit digs in eight of 10 matches this season. Her 4.32 digs per set ranks third in the league. USC's opponents have failed to hit .100 or better in three of the last four matches. During the last four matches, its opponents are hitting just .080.... WASHINGTON junior L Tamari Miyashiro recorded 32 digs in the five set win over Arizona. It was the 10th time she's posted 30 or more digs in a match during her career.... Eleven of WASHINGTON STATE's next 12 matches are against Pac-10 opponents currently ranked in the Top 25. Senior OH Brittany Johnson reached the 1,000 kill plateau for her career. With 1,001 career kills to her name, she ranks 10th on WSU's all-time list.