September 29, 1998
WSU RESULTS 4-5, 1-2 9/4 W Utah 3-2 9/5 W Gonzaga 3-1 9/5 L Louisville 0-3 9/10 L #6 BYU 0-3 9/12 L #2 Long Beach State 0-3 9/18 L #21 Arizona 0-3 9/20 W Arizona State 3-1 9/22 W Idaho 3-0 9/25 L Washington 2-3COUGS LOOK FOR NEXT PAC-10 WINS: The Washington State volleyball team travels to the San Francisco Bay area this weekend to take on the Stanford Cardinal and the California Golden Bears...Stanford is ranked 7th nationally and sits atop the Pac-10 standings while Cal has yet to win a league match and is a conference cellar dweller.
Future Schedule 10/2 at * Stanford 7 pm 10/4 at * California 1 pm 10/9 * Oregon State 7 pm 10/11 * Oregon 1 pm 10/16 at * USC 7 pm 10/18 at * UCLA 1 pm
Home matches are Bold Les Schwab Cougar Challenge * Pac-10 Conferences matches
THIS WEEK'S COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION: Friday, Oct. 2 at # 7 Stanford, Stanford 7 pm Sunday, Oct. 4 at California, Berkeley 1 pm
PAC-10 STANDINGS (as of 9/29): Conference Overall Stanford 4-0 8-2 Arizona 3-1 11-1 USC 3-1 7-3 UCLA 3-1 3-7 Arizona State 2-2 5-6 Oregon 1-2 6-7 Washington State 1-2 4-5 Washington 1-2 2-5 Oregon State 0-3 10-4 California 0-4 3-9ABOUT THIS WEEK'S COUGAR OPPONENTS:
STANFORD (8-2, 4-0): The Cardinal opened the season with a 1-3 loss at #10 UC Santa Barbara and three days later dropped another match to #5 Nebraska 1-3...Stanford has beaten four ranked teams this year - #21 San Diego, #12 Colorado, #5 USC and #20 Arizona...sophomore Jennifer Detmer leads the Cardinal with 3.89 kpg and 1.87bpg averages...junior All-American Kerri Walsh brings 3.76 kpg, 3.06 dpg and 1.33 bpg...coach Don Shaw has a 390-65 record in 15 years at Stanford...SU leads the series 24-1.
CALIFORNIA (3-9, 0-4): The Golden Bears lost to both USC and UCLA with 1-3 scores and were swept 0-3 by the Arizona schools...wins have come at UC Irvine and against San Francisco and Utah State...sophomore Jameka Stevens leads Cal with 3.51 kpg...junior Brook Coulter leads the conference in two categories - digs at 3.85 dpg, and service aces 0.63 per game average...coach Sue Woodstra has a 32-63 record in four years at Cal and a 142-102 career record in eight years...WSU leads the series 14-10 and has won the past 12 meetings.
LAST WEEK'S ACTION: WSU defeated Idaho 16-14, 15-13, 15-13 in Moscow Tuesday...Cougar freshman Alicia Erickson had 7 kills, hit .462 and tallied 9 blocks while Wendy Rouse had 12 kills...WSU out-blocked Idaho 15 to 7...Kim Kleven led WSU with 10 digs...Joy Sperry subbed into the Cougar lineup in place of starter Missy Blackshire and had 4 blocks and 7 kills for match....Idaho's Jessica Moore led all players with 15 kills while Beth Craig had 10 kills and 13 digs Idaho...Friday at Washington, the Huskies overcame the Cougs with a 3-2 win...game scores were 11-15, 17-15, 10-15, 15-0, 15-9...UW's Leslie Tuiasosopo had 31 kills, 11 digs and 13 blocks and Kristina Laffling added 18 kills and 19 digs...UW out-blocked the Cougs 21 to 12.
ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 188-118 record in her 10th season at WSU (.616)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 274-178 (.606)...assisting Fredrick is her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (tenth year), and Shannon Hoyt (first year).
ABOUT THE COUGARS:
Jennifer Stinson (6-1, senior, MB, Davenport, Wash.) leads WSU with 4.00 kills per game (tied for seventh in Pac-10) and 1.24 blocks per game (tenth in Pac-10)her .298 hitting percentage is ninth in Pac-10...needs only 27 more kills to move into 10th on the WSU all-time career kills list...was MVP of the Cougar Challenge Tournament.
Wendy Rouse (6-3, senior, LS, Reno, Nev.) moved from the right side to the left side in the past matches but she may move back according to Coach FredrickRouse is contributing 3.00 kills and 0.82 blocks per gamenamed to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament team.
Colleen Smith (6-6, sophomore, RS, Albuquerque, NM) moved from middle blocker to right side hitter in the Cougar lineup shakeupSmith has 2.67 kpg and 1.03 bpg averages...she has been in double-figures for kills in six of the Cougars' nine matches.
Samantha Spink (5-9, senior Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) leads the team with 2.36 digs per game in addition to her 11.15 assists per game.her 22 digs against Gonzaga is a career-best at WSU...she had six blocks against Utah and Arizona State.
Kim Kleven (senior, DS, Spokane, Wash.) had a career-high 11 digs against Long Beach State and became part of the Cougar starting six when Pac-10 competition started...tallied 10 digs at Idaho.
Alicia Erickson (6-4, freshman, middle/outside hitter, Henderson, Nev.) averaging 1.23 blocks per game...had nine blocks at Idaho...tallied an impressive five blocks against #2 Long Beach State and stopped eight kills at the net against Arizona State...in five games at UW, had 6 kills in 11 attacks with no errors for .545 Hpct.
Joy Sperry (6-1, junior LS, Wallace, Id.) started in the UW match but only played two games...still bothered by a an inflamed Ulnar nerve in the elbow in her hitting arm...alternates playing time with freshman Missy Blackshire.
Lucie Vratnickova (6-1, senior, OH, Czech Republic) subs into the back row for Colleen Smith...has recovered from a stress fracture in her take-off foot.
Missy Blackshire (5-10, freshman OH, Spokane, Wash.) alternates playing time with Joy Sperry...saw quality playing time in the win against Arizona State...she played all four games with 3 kills, a service ace, one block and 7 digs.
Mary Luhrs (5-9, junior DS, San Clemente, Calif.) re-injured her left knee and had surgery on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to repair the meniscus...she began limited work in practice this week.
Cougar All-Time Career Records
SOLO BLOCKS 1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 196 5. Joanne Johnson (1991-93) 69 6. Jennifer Stinson (1995-97) 54 BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 421 4. Keren Oigman (1994-97) 329 5. Jennifer Stinson (1995-97) 326 TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 617 4. Joanne Johnson (1991-93) 412 5. Jennifer Stinson (1995-97) 380NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: Washington State University has had 5,414 fans attend five home matches this season for an average of 1,083 fans per match, 16th-best in the nationHawai'i leads with attendance of 65,509 at 10 home matches for an average of 6,551 fans per match.
COUGAR VOLLEYBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE: The FOX Sports Net along with FOX Sports Northwest, will broadcast three WSU volleyball matches this season including two live matches.
Date Opponent Air Times Oct. 23 Washington Tape delayed to Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 California 7:30 p.m. LIVE Nov. 13 UCLA 7:30 p.m. LIVEWSU VOLLEYBALL RADIO SCHEDULE: Alex Webster returns as the Cougar volleyball play-by-play announcer on KRPL-AM Radio (1400), Moscow, Idaho, to announce ten Cougar volleyball road matches this seasonhere are the remaining radio dates:
Date Day Opponent Air Time Oct. 18 Sun. at UCLA 12:45 p.m. Nov. 6 Fri. at Oregon 6:45 p.m. Nov. 8 Sun. at Oregon State 12:45 p.m. Nov. 20 Fri. at Arizona State 6:45 p.m. Nov. 22 Sun. at Arizona 12:45 p.m. Nov. 27 Fri. So. Carolina at Disney World 8:45 a.m. Nov. 28 Sat. Florida at Disney World 10:45 a.m. NCAA Tournament matches tbaNEXT WEEK: WSU returns home to play Oregon State Friday, Oct. 9 and Oregon Sunday, Oct. 11...both matches will be at Beasley Coliseum.