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Cougar Volleyball Home For UO, OSU

October 6, 1998

 WSU RESULTS 4-6, 1-3
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

Future Schedule 10/9 * Oregon State 7 pm 10/11 * Oregon 1 pm 10/16 at * USC 7 pm 10/18 at * UCLA 1 pm 10/23 * Washington 7 pm 10/30 * California 7:30 pm 11/1 * Stanford 1 pm

Home matches are Bold

Les Schwab Cougar Challenge * Pac-10 Conferences matches

THIS WEEK'S COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION: Friday, Oct. 9 Oregon State at Beasley Coliseum 7 pm Sunday, Oct. 11 Oregon at Beasley Coliseum 1 pm

COUGS LOOKS TO EXTEND PAC-10 WIN STREAK: The Washington State volleyball team participates in Homecoming activities with two matches at Beasley Coliseum...the Beavers and the Ducks come into Pullman with losing records...WSU has beaten both teams, home and away, for the past four years...OSU's last win over the Cougars came in 1993 in Corvallis while Oregon's last win over WSU was a 3-2 match in 1990 in Eugene...WSU received votes in this week's USA Today AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll for 32nd.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (as of 10/5):

  
		Conference	Overall
Stanford		6-0	10-2
Arizona			5-1	13-1
USC			4-1	9-3
Arizona State		4-2	7-6
UCLA			3-2	3-8
Washington State	2-3	5-6
Washington		2-3	3-6
Oregon			1-4	6-9
Oregon State		0-5	10-6
California		0-6	3-11
 
ABOUT THIS WEEK'S COUGAR OPPONENTS:

OREGON STATE (10-6, 0-5): The Beavers come into Pullman on an four-match losing streak...their last win was a 3-2 decision over Portland...OSU is led by 3.59 kills and 2.98 digs per game averages of junior Sarah Bjeldanes...Australian Selina Scoble brings a 1.78 blocks per game average, third-best in the Pac-10...coach Jeff Mozzochi has a 93-82 record in six years at Corvallis and a 380-157 career record in 15 seasons...WSU leads the series 30-23...last year in Pullman, the Cougs recorded a 3-0 win.

OREGON (6-9**, 1-4): The Ducks are coming off a four-match losing streak...**play at Portland Tuesday night...Oregon's last win came at Cal State Fullerton, 3-1...sole conference win was a 3-0 decision over Oregon State...senior Madeline Ernst leads team and Pac-10 with a 5.73 kills per game average...sophomore Amy Banducci digs up 3.15 per game, fifth in Pac-10...coach Cathy Nelson has a 34-71 record in three years at Oregon and 94-88 in six-year career...Oregon leads the series 27-22 with their last win in 1990, a 3-2 victory in Eugene.

LAST WEEK'S ACTION: WSU lost at Stanford 2-15, 9-15, 3-15...Jennifer Detmer led the Cardinal with 13 kills, hit .550 and added eight blocks...Sara Sandrik tallied 11 kills and eight blocks while Kerri Walsh had 10 kills and a match-high 16 digs...setter Robin Lewis had a match-high nine blocks in addition to her 34 assists...Jennifer Stinson's 10 kills led WSU while Alicia Erickson tallied four blocks and setter Samantha Spink had eight digs and 26 assists...Sunday at Cal, WSU pulled out a 3-2 win (15-5, 14-16, 9-15, 15-5, 15-9) for the sixth-time in seven years...Stinson led the Cougars with 23 kills and eight blocks, Spink had 48 assists and Kim Kleven contributed 13 digs...WSU hit .301 for the match...Cal was led by the 13 kills, 14 digs and four service aces of Brook Coulter...Cal hit .131 for the match.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 189-119 record in her 10th season at WSU (.614)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 275-179 (.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 4.02 kills per game (tied for seventh in Pac-10) and 1.20 blocks per game (tenth in Pac-10)her .299 hitting percentage is eighth in Pac-10...her 33 kills last weekend gives her a career 943 kills and moves her to 10th on WSU's all-time 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 2.93 kills and leads team with 2.37 digs per gamehit .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) moved from middle blocker to right side hitter in the Cougar lineup shakeupSmith has 2.41 kpg and 0.95 bpg averages...hit .400 against Cal...alternating starts with Lucie Vratnickova.

Samantha Spink (5-9, senior Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) 2.24 digs per game is second on team...10.78 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 13 digs at Cal and 11 digs against #2 Long Beach State...became part of the Cougar starting six when Pac-10 competition started.

Alicia Erickson (6-4, freshman, middle/outside hitter, Henderson, Nev.) averaging 1.15 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...also hit .500 at Cal...only plays front row.

Joy Sperry (6-1, junior LS, Wallace, Id.) became starter in the UW match but only played two games...alternates playing time with freshman Missy Blackshire...heavy taping for an inflamed Ulnar nerve in hitting arm elbow.

Lucie Vratnickova (6-1, senior, OH, Czech Republic) started in front row for Colleen Smith against Cal...usually subs into the back row for Smith...has recovered from a stress fracture in her take-off foot...career-high seven kills at Stanford.

Missy Blackshire (5-10, freshman OH, Spokane, Wash.) alternates playing time with Joy Sperry...saw quality playing time in the win against Arizona State when she played all four games with 3 kills, a service ace, one block and 7 digs.

Cougar All-Time Career Records

 SOLO BLOCKS
1.  Carrie Couturier ('88-91)	196
5.  Joanne Johnson ('91-93)	69
6.  Jen Stinson ('95-98)	55

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 421 3. Joanne Johnson ('91-93) 343 4. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 333

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 617 4. Joanne Johnson ('91-93) 412 5. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 388

KILLS 1. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96) 1848 9. Carrie Gilley ('90-93) 972 10. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 943

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: Washington State University has had 5,414 fans attend five home matches this season for an average of 1,083 fans per match, 18th-best in the nation.

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: 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.

WSU VOLLEYBALL RADIO SCHEDULE: Alex Webster is the Cougar volleyball play-by-play announcer on KRPL-AM Radio (1400), Moscow, Idahohere 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	tba
 
NEXT WEEK: The Cougars travel to Southern California to meet #8 USC Friday night Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at North Gym and will play UCLA Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.
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