This Week in Pac-10 Women's Volleyball

Oct. 5, 2009

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    Fri., Oct. 9
    OREGON STATE at No. 22 ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 35-11. Streak: ARIZ 1
    No. 11 OREGON at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 35-11. Streak: ORE 2
    No. 3 WASHINGTON at No. 15 CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: WASH leads, 27-19. Streak: WASH 1
    No. 25 WASHINGTON STATE at No. 7 STANFORD, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 43-3. Streak: STAN 12
    No. 13 USC at No. 16 UCLA, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 25-21. Streak: UCLA 1

    Sat., Oct. 10
    No. 11 OREGON at No. 22 ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 34-12. Streak: ARIZ 1
    Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 32-14. Streak: ASU 6
    No. 25 WASHINGTON STATE at No. 15 CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 26-20. Streak: CAL 12
    No. 3 WASHINGTON at No. 7 STANFORD, 7 p.m. (FSN)
    Pac-10 Series: STAN leads, 39-7. Streak: STAN 3



    Fri., Oct. 2
    (25-21, 25-22, 25-24)
    (25-23, 25-16, 25-22)
    USC def. CALIFORNIA, 3-2
    (22-25, 29-27, 25-19, 16-25, 22-20)
    (25-21, 21-25, 10-25, 25-22, 16-14)
    STANFORD def. UCLA, 3-1
    (20-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20)

    Sat., Oct. 3
    (25-15, 25-13, 25-16)
    (25-19, 24-26, 13-25, 25-17, 15-10)
    UCLA def. CALIFORNIA, 3-1
    (25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22)
    STANFORD def, USC, 3-0
    (25-23, 35-33, 25-18)

    While the WASHINGTON Huskies have efficiently rolled out to a perfect 14-0 mark, sweeping every match along the way, their cross-state rival WASHINGTON STATE Cougars are right on their heels with a record of 3-1 in Pac-10 play, 14-1 over- all. The Cougars, who won just three matches in league play all last season, are off to their best start through 15 matches since 1997, when they opened the season with 16 straight wins... A record eight Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week’s AVCA Top 25. For the fifth straight week at least seven Pac-10 teams are ranked among the AVCA Top 25 - No. 3 WASHINGTON, No. 7 STANFORD, No. 11 OREGON, No. 13 USC, No. 15 CALIFORNIA, No. 16 UCLA, No. 22 ARIZONA and No. 25 WASHINGTON STATE. Also receNo. 3 Washington at No. 7 Stanford.

    PAC-10 NOTES 

     ARIZONA seeks for a little relief when it returns home to McKale Center after dropping two Pac-10 matches on the road. The Wildcats have not won on the road in Pac-10 play since Oct. 4, 2007 at Washington State, a string of 17 league matches. Senior MB Jacy Norton needs six blocks to become the sixth Wildcat all-time to post 400 total blocks.

  •  ARIZONA STATE junior OH Sarah Reaves has posted double digit kills in 13 straight matches, and in 15 of 16 matches this season. She’s posted four matches with 20 or more kills, including a season-high 26 kills in her last match at Washington State.
  •  CALIFORNIA senior MH Mindi Wiley has had the hot hand of late, hitting .432 over the last four matches with 53 kills (3.12 kps) and 23 blocks (1.35 bps). She was even more impressive on the road last weekend where she hit .491 with 34 kills (3.78 kps) at USC and UCLA.
  • OREGON STATE set an attendance record when 3,576 fans showed up for the upset win over No. 7 OREGON. OSU senior OH Rachel Rourke and Oregon junior OH Heather Meyers went toe-to-toe in the five-set match. Rourke tallied 29 kills (5.80 kps), hit .359, with 11 digs (2.20 dps) and six blocks (1.20 bps), while Meyers posted 20 kills (4.00 kps), hit .400, with three aces, 14 digs (2.80 dps) and four blocks (0.80 bps). The Beavers are 3-1 against ranked opponents this season. It is believed to be the first time OSU has knocked off three ranked teams in a season since 1995... Oregon’s Meyers leads the Pac-10 in service aces with 28 (0.76 saps), which is four more than she posted all of last season.

  • STANFORD is now 18-0 (17-0 in Pac-10) against UCLA under ninth-year head coach John Dunning. Cardinal junior L Gabi Ailes tallied 30 digs at USC, one shy of her career high. She has 1,236 career digs, ranking seventh on the school’s all-time list. Another 30, and she’ll find herself in the top five.

  •  UCLA senior OH Kaitlin Sather needs 46 digs to reach 1,000 for her career. She would become the 12th player in school history to post 1,000 kills/1,000 digs in a career... USC is 45-5 in Galen Center with three of those losses coming to Stanford, the other two have come against top-10 ranked teams Washington and Hawaii.
  • WASHINGTON has now won 42 consective sets to start the season, a program record. The Huskies have served tough in the early going of Pac-10 play, posting 2.42 saps in four matches. Husky junior OH Kindra Carlson has posted 13 or more kills in each of the four league matches, averaging 4.58 kps, while hitting at a .323 clip.

  • At 3-1, WASHINGTON STATE has equaled last year’s Pac-10 win total. Before the Oct. 2 sweep of No. 18 Arizona, the last time WSU defeated a ranked team in Pac-10 action was in November 2004 (3-2 win over No. 6 USC in Pullman). WSU freshman L Oceana Bush set a school record with 39 digs in the five-set win over Arizona State. She wiped out the school record of 35 digs (Jalen Pendon, 2005) and is now averaging 6.0 dps in four Pac-10 matches and 4.85 dps for the season.

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