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Release: 06/21/1999
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November 3, 1998

 WSU RESULTS 9-9, 6-6
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 2-3
10/2	L	*Stanford 0-3
10/4	W	*California 3-2
10/9	W	*Oregon State 3-0
10/11	W	*Oregon 3-0
10/16	W	#8 *USC 3-1
10/18	L	*UCLA 0-3
10/23	L	*Washington 2-3
10/30	W	*California 3-0
11/1	L	#5 *Stanford 0-3

Future Schedule 11/6 * Oregon 7 pm 11/8 * Oregon State 1 pm 11/13 * UCLA 7:30 pm 11/15 * USC 1 pm 11/20 * Arizona State 7pm 11/22 * Arizona 1 m 11/27 ! South Carolina Noon 11/28 ! Florida 2 pm

Home matches are Bold Les Schwab Cougar Challenge * Pac-10 Conferences matches ! Disney World SEC-Pac-10 Conf. Challenge Tournament

THIS WEEK'S COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION: Friday, Nov. 6 at Oregon, McArthur Court 7 pm Sunday, Nov. 8 at Oregon State, Gill Coliseum 1 pm

COUGS LOOK TO REPEAT SWEEP OF OREGON SCHOOLS: The Washington State volleyball team travels to Eugene and Corvallis this weekend to meet the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers...WSU defeated both schools 3-0 when they visited the Palouse earlier in the season.

PAC-10 STANDINGS as of 11/2 (current national rankings):

Conference Overall
Stanford (5) 13-0 19-2
USC (11) 10-2 15-4
Arizona (18) 9-4 18-4
UCLA (20) 8-4 9-10
Arizona State 7-6 10-10
Washington State 6-6 9-9
Washington 5-7 6-10
California 2-11 7-17
Oregon 2-11 6-16
Oregon State 1-12 11-13

LAST WEEK: The Cougs took a 15-4, 15-11, 15-11 win over Cal...Alicia Erickson led the Cougs with 15 kills, .481 hpct. and six blocks...Stanford defeated WSU 15-10, 15-12, 15-9...Missy Blackshire tagged 12 kills and 12 digs...Wendy Rouse added 12 kills and 5 blocks.

WSU VOLLEYBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE: The FOX Sports Net along with FOX Sports Northwest, will broadcast three WSU volleyball matches this season including two live matches: Oct. 23 vs. Washington, tape delayed to Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. on FSNW; Oct. 30 vs. California, 7:30 p.m. LIVE on FOX Net; and Nov. 13 vs. UCLA, 7:30 p.m. LIVE on FOX Net.

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S COUGAR OPPONENTS:

OREGON (7-17 overall, 2-11 Pac-10): The Ducks broke their 11-match losing streak with a huge upset of #16 Arizona in Tucson 3-2...senior OH Madeline Ernst leads the Ducks and the Pac-10 with 5.57 kills per game...senior MB Alli White adds 3.70 kpg...setter Julie Gerlach's 13.52 assister per game is second in conference...Oregon is coached by Cathy Nelson (35-79 in three years at Eugene; 95-96 career record in six seasons)...game scores in Pullman Oct. 11 were WSU over Oregon 15-7, 16-14, 15-4...Oregon leads the series 27-22 with their last win in 1990 (15 consecutive WSU victories), a 3-2 victory in Eugene.

OREGON STATE (11-13 overall, 1-12 Pac-10): The Beavers are currently riding a six-match losing streak...their last win was a 3-0 decision at Washington...OSU is led by 3.24 kills and 2.69 digs per game averages of junior Sarah Bjeldanes...Australian Selina Scoble's 1.70 blocks per game average is tied for first in the Pac-10 and seventh nationally...coach Jeff Mozzochi has a 94-89 record in six years at Corvallis and a 381-164 career record in 15 seasons...WSU leads the series 31-23...game scores last month in Pullman were WSU over OSU 15-7, 15-13, 15-11...the Cougs have 10 straight wins over the Beavs...OSU's last win came in 1993 in Corvallis.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 193-122 record in her 10th season at WSU (.613)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 279-182 (.605)...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.) dislocated her left ankle in practice 10/22 - had soft cast removed 10/29 and now in walking boot...will be re-evaluated this week...leads WSU and is seventh in the Pac-10 with 4.22 kills per game...her 1.48 blocks per game is fifth in Pac-10, 19th nationallyhas a .318 hitting percentage (seventh in Pac-10)...became the seventh Cougar in school history to nail 1000 kills in a career with 16 at UCLA - career total 1,006 kills...MVP of the Cougar Challenge Tournament.

Wendy Rouse (6-3, senior, LS, Reno, Nev.) fifth-year seniormoved into Stinson's MB spot for Washington match...tallied season-best six blocks against Washington...Rouse is second on team with 3.35 kills per game and third with 2.38 digs per gamehad match-high and career-best 21 kills in USC upset win...hit .480 vs. Long Beach State and .370 in five-game win at Cal...named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament team.

Colleen Smith (6-6, sophomore, RS, Albuquerque, NM) currently coming off the bench to replace Lucie Vratnickova in the Cougar lineupSmith averages 2.10 kills per game and 0.89 blocks per game...hit .400 at Cal.

Samantha Spink (5-9, senior, Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) 2.62 digs per game leads team and 0.89 blocks per game is third...tallies 11.83 assists per game.her 22 digs against Gonzaga is a career-best...she had six blocks against Utah, Arizona State and #8 USC...very tough kid who plays through numerous injuries.

Kim Kleven (senior, DS, Spokane, Wash.) had a career-high 13 digs at Cal and 11 digs against #2 Long Beach State...became part of the Cougar starting six when Pac-10 competition started...drilled three services aces at Cal and next match versus Oregon.

Alicia Erickson (6-4, freshman, middle/outside hitter, Henderson, Nev.) averaging 1.24 blocks per game - tenth in Pac-10...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...also hit .500 at Cal...career-high 15 kills came against Cal where she hit .481...only plays front row as she subs in for DS starter, Kleven.

Joy Sperry (6-1, junior LS, Wallace, Id.) played match of her life at USC with 16 kills, 15 digs...also had 14 kills, .414 hpct, 13 digs and five blocks vs. Oregon...career-high 22 digs vs. Washington...hitting arm elbow taped for sensitive Ulnar nerve.

Lucie Vratnickova (6-1, senior, OH, Czech Republic) last eight matches started in front row in place of Colleen Smith...had career-highs of three service aces and 10 digs against Oregon...career-high seven kills at Stanford.

Missy Blackshire (5-10, freshman OH, Spokane, Wash.) subs in for Joy Sperry...tallied 12 kills and digs versus Stanford...quality playing time in the win against ASUe when she played all four games with 3 kills, a service ace, one block and 7 digs.

Kristen Johnson (5-11, freshman, OH, Olympia, Wash.) subbed in at right side in Washington match when Rouse moved into Stinson's MB spot...tallied 17 kills and 11 digs against Washington.

Cougar All-Time Career Records

SOLO BLOCKS
1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 196
5. Joanne Johnson ('91-93) 69
6. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 59
BLOCK ASSISTS
1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 421
2. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96) 394
3. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 360
TOTAL BLOCKS
1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 617
3. Laurie VanDiest ('84-87) 440
4. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 419
KILLS
1. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96) 1848
6. Laurie VanDiest ('84-87) 1033
7. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 1006

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: Washington State University has had 13,312 fans attend eight home matches this season for an average of 1,331 fans per match, 15th-best in the nation.

WSU VOLLEYBALL RADIO SCHEDULE: Alex Webster is the Cougar volleyball play-by-play announcer on KRPL-AM Radio (1400), Moscow, Idaho, broadcasting 10 matcheshere are the remaining radio dates:

Date Day Opponent Air Time
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 TBA

NEXT WEEK: Washington State will wrap the regular season home season Nov. 13 with a 7:30 p.m. live TV match against UCLA, and Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., Nov. 15, against USC.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL
1998 SEASON AND CAREER SUPERLATIVES

Revised: Nov. 2, 1998

#2 MISSY BLACKSHIRE
Fr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 12 (Stanford 11/1)
Service Aces: 2 (California 10/30)
Digs: 12 (Gonzaga 9/5, Stanford 11/1)
Total Blocks: 3 (California 10/4)

#15 ALICIA ERICKSON
Fr. Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 15 (California 10/30)
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 2 (three times)
Total Blocks: 9 (Idaho 9/22)

#13 KRISTEN JOHNSON
Fr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 17 (Washington 10/23)
Service Aces: 2 (Washington 10/23)
Digs: 11 (Washington 10/23)
Total Blocks: 2 (Washington 10/23)

#16 KIM KLEVEN
Sr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 1 (Idaho 9/22, UCLA 10/18)
Service Aces: 3 (Cal 10/4, OSU 10/9)
Digs: 13 (California, 10/4)
Total Blocks: 0

Career Highs
Kills: 1 (California 1995, Idaho 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Cal, OSU 1998)
Digs: 13 (California 1998)
Total Blocks: 0

#14 KERRY LEWIS
Fr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 1 (BYU 9/10)
Total Blocks: 0

#8 MARY LUHRS
Jr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 0
Total Blocks: 0

#1 STACEY MILLER
Fr. Setter
Season Highs
Kills: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 0
Total Blocks: 0

#6 WENDY ROUSE
Sr. Left Side Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 21 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 3 (Louisville 9/5)
Digs: 15 (Washington 9/25)
Total Blocks: 6 (Washington 10/23)

Career Highs
Kills: 21 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 3 (USC 1997, Louisville 1998)
Digs: 15 (Washington 1998)
Total Blocks: 10 (Oregon State 1997)

#11 COLLEEN SMITH
So. Right Side Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 13 (Gonzaga 9/5)
Service Aces: 3 (Utah 9/4)
Digs: 5 (four times)
Total Blocks: 8 (Utah 9/4)

Career Highs
Kills: 13 (Gonzaga 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Utah 1998)
Digs: 5 (four times 1998)
Total Blocks: 9 (California 1997)

#5 JOY SPERRY
Jr. Left Side Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 16 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 2 (USC 10/16)
Digs: 22 (Washington 10/23)
Total Blocks: 5 (Oregon 10/11)

#9 SAMANTHA SPINK
Sr. Setter
Season Highs
Kills: 9 (USC 10/16)
Assists: 66 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 3 (Washington 10/23)
Digs: 22 (Gonzaga 9/5)
Total Blocks: 6 (Utah 9/4, ASU 9/20, USC 10/16)

WSU Career Highs
Kills: 7 (Arizona, ASU 1998)
Assists: 63 (Utah 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Washington 1998)
Digs: 22 (Gonzaga 1998)
Total Blocks: 6 (Utah, ASU, USC 1998)

#12 JENNIFER STINSON
Sr. Middle Blocker
Season Highs
Kills: 30 (Utah 9/4)
Service Aces: 2 (Louisville 9/5)
Digs: 11 (Gonzaga 9/5)
Total Blocks: 13 (USC 10/16)

Career Highs
Kills: 30 (Utah 1998)
Service Aces: 5 (Oregon State 1997)
Digs: 16 (USC 1996)
Total Blocks: 13 (USC 10/16)

#10 LUCIE VRATNICKOVA
Sr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 7 (Stanford 10/2)
Service Aces: 3 (Oregon 10/11)
Digs: 10 (Utah 9/4, Oregon 10/11)
Total Blocks: 4 (Oregon State 10/9)

Career Highs
Kills: 7 (Stanford 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Oregon 1998)
Digs: 10 (Utah, Oregon 1998)
Total Blocks: 4 (Oregon State 1998)

WSU TEAM HIGHS 1998:
Kills: 83 (USC 10/16)
Hitting Pct: .338 (California 10/30)
Assists: 76 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 9 (Washington 10/23)
Digs: 84 (Washington 10/23)
Total Blocks: 18 (Utah 9/4)

OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 1998:
Kills: 89, USC 10/16
Hitting Pct: .390, Louisville 9/5
Assists: 81, USC 10/16
Service Aces: 9, Utah 9/4, Arizona 9/18
Digs: 81, Washington 10/23
Total Blocks: 21, Washington 9/25

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