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Cougar Volleyball Travels To L.A.

October 13, 1998

 WSU RESULTS 7-6, 4-3
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
10/9	W	*Oregon State 3-0
10/11	W	*Oregon 3-0

Future Schedule 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 11/6 * Oregon 7 p.m 11/8 * Oregon State 1 p.m.

Home matches are Bold Les Schwab Cougar Challenge * Pac-10 Conferences matches

THIS WEEK'S COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION: Friday, Oct. 16 at #8 USC, Los Angeles, North Gym 6 pm Sunday, Oct. 18 at UCLA, Westwood, Pauley Pavilion 1 pm

COUGS ON THREE-MATCH PAC-10 WIN STREAK: The Washington State volleyball travels to Los Angeles to take on the #8 USC Women of Troy and the UCLA Bruins...the Cougars - USC match has a slightly earlier starting time than usual because the host school is looking to build their fan base...WSU's sweep of the Oregon schools gave the Cougs a winning record for the first time since the opening weekend of the 1998 season...WSU received votes in the Oct. 13 USA Today AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll for 36th.
PAC-10 STANDINGS (as of 10/11):  
			Conference	Overall
Stanford		7-0		12-2
USC			6-1		11-3
Arizona			6-2		14-2
Washington State	4-3		7-6
UCLA			4-3		4-9
Arizona State		4-4		7-8
Washington		3-4		4-7
Oregon State		1-6		11-7
Oregon			1-6		6-12
California		0-7		3-12
 
ABOUT THIS WEEK'S COUGAR OPPONENTS:

#8 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (11-3, 6-1): The Trojans are riding a seven-match win streak with their last loss at Stanford...USC is led by the 5.40 kills of Jennifer Kessy...Jasmina Marinkovic adds 4.12 kills per game and tallies 1.24 blocks per game...senior Alaina Kipps injured her ankle at the Wisconsin tournament Sept. 11-12 and has not played since...coach Lisa Love has a 192-90 record in ten years at USC and a 391-168 career record in 17 seasons...USC leads the series 15-9...the lone WSU win at USC came in 1986 (3-1).

UCLA (4-9*, 4-3): In addition to hosting the Washington schools this week, the Bruins host #4 UC Santa Barbara Wednesday night*...UCLA's Pac-10 record mirrors WSU's - defeating Cal, Oregon, OSU and ASU...freshmen Kristee Porter leads the team with 4.29 kills per game, followed by Ashley Bowles' 4.06 kpg...Elisabeth Bachman contributes 1.37 blocks per game...coach Andy Banachowski has an 833-197 record for his 32 years at UCLA...the Bruins lead the series 19-5 with WSU winning the past two seasons both at UCLA and in Pullman.

LAST WEEK'S ACTION: WSU defeated Oregon State 15-7, 15-13, 15-11 before 2,036 fans at Nike Night at Beasley Coliseum...Jennifer Stinson and Wendy Rouse led the Cougars with 13 kills each while freshman Alicia Erickson added 10 points...Stinson and Erickson had match-high six blocks each...setter Samantha Spink tallied 46 assists while junior Joy Sperry had a match-high 10 digs...for the second straight match, Kim Kleven had three service aces...WSU swept Oregon Sunday afternoon 15-7, 16-14, 15-4...Stinson had 17 kills with only one error in 28 attacks (.571) and contributed a match-high nine blocks with nine digs...junior Joy Sperry had 14 kills with only two errors in 29 attacks and had a team-high 13 digs with five blocks...setter Samantha Spink tallied 37 assists and Lucie Vratnickova had 10 digs and three service aces...WSU out-blocked the Ducks 17-7.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 191-119 record in her 10th season at WSU (.616)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 277-179 (.607)...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 and is sixth in the Pac-10 with both 4.15 kills per game and 1.36 blocks per gameher .323 hitting percentage is seventh in Pac-10...30 kills last weekend brings her career total to 973 kills, ninth on WSU's all-time list...was MVP of the Cougar Challenge Tournament.

Wendy Rouse (6-3, senior, LS, Reno, Nev.) fifth-year seniorRouse is contributing 3.00 kills per game and leads team with 2.32 digs per gameher 0.28 service ace per game average is 10th in Pac-10...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) moved from middle blocker to right side hitter in the Cougar lineup shakeupSmith has 2.20 kpg and 0.91 bpg averages...hit .400 against Cal...alternating starts with Lucie Vratnickova.

Samantha Spink (5-9, senior Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) 2.28 digs per game is second on team and 0.94 blocks per game is third...tallies 11.17 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...drilled three services aces at Cal and next match versus Oregon.

Alicia Erickson (6-4, freshman, middle/outside hitter, Henderson, Nev.) averaging 1.27 blocks per game - tied for seventh 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...only plays front row.

Joy Sperry (6-1, junior LS, Wallace, Id.) played match of her life in Oregon win with 14 kills, .414 hpct, 13 digs and five blocks...taken over starting spot from freshman Missy Blackshire...hitting arm elbow taped for sensitive Ulnar nerve.

Lucie Vratnickova (6-1, senior, OH, Czech Republic) last three 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...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)	57

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 421 2. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96) 394 3. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 346

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 617 4. Joanne Johnson ('91-93) 412 5. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 403

KILLS 1. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96) 1848 8. Carla Reyes ('86-89) 987 9. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 973

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: Washington State University has had 8,426 fans attend seven 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, Idaho, broadcasting 10 matcheshere 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: WSU hosts cross-state rival Washington, Friday night, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum.
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