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Cougar Volleyball Hosts Huskies

October 20, 1998

 WSU RESULTS 8-7, 5-4
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

Future Schedule 10/23 * Washington 7 pm 10/30 * California 7:30 pm 11/1 * Stanford 1 pm 11/6 * Oregon 7 pm 11/8 * Oregon State 1 pm 11/13 * UCLA 7:30 pm 11/15 * USC 1 pm

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

THIS WEEK'S COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION: Friday, Oct. 23 Washington at Beasley Coliseum 7 pm Tape-delayed broadcast on FOX Sports NW, Sat., Oct. 24 10:30 am

COUGS LOOKING FOR REVENGE AGAINST DAWGS: Washington State volleyball hosts their cross-state and Pac-10 rivals, the Washington Huskies this week at WSU's Beasley Coliseum...Washington, 4-9 overall, 3-6 in conference play, is currently in seventh place in the Pac-10...in spite of WSU's 3-1 upset win at USC last weekend, the Cougs slipped from a tie for fourth to fifth...the first time the Cougars and Huskies met this season was a 3-2 win for Washington in Seattle (Sept. 25)......WSU received votes in the Oct. 20 USA Today AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll for 30th...Tod Pickett and Nancy Youlden will announce the match on FOX Sports Northwest delayed telecast.
PAC-10 STANDINGS (as of 10/19):  
		Conference	Overall
Stanford		9-0	14-2
Arizona			7-2	16-2
USC			7-2	12-4
UCLA			6-3	7-9
Washington State	5-4	8-7
Arizona State		4-5	7-9
Washington		3-6	4-9
California		1-8	6-12
Oregon State		2-7	11-9
Oregon			1-8	6-14
 
ABOUT THIS WEEK'S COUGAR OPPONENTS:

WASHINGTON (4-9 overall, 3-6 Pac-10): The Huskies are coming to Pullman with a three-match losing streak (Oregon State at home, at UCLA, at USC)...junior Kristina Laffling leads the Dawgs with a 4.41 kills per game average, fifth in the Pac-10...senior Leslie Tuiasosopo has a 3.59 kpg but leads the conference and is fifth nationally with a 1.78 blocks per game average...freshman Lisa Underhill also stops 1.29 bpg at the net...coach Bill Neville has a 105-93 record in eight years at Washington and a 242-208 career record in 15 seasons...UW defeated WSU in Seattle Sept. 25, 11-15, 17-15, 10-15, 15-0, 15-9...WSU's last win over UW was in Pullman in 1996.

LAST WEEK'S ACTION: The decidedly underdog Cougars upset the 8th-ranked USC Trojans 15-12, 15-10, 13-15, 15-9 at North Gym on the USC campus Oct. 16...it was WSU's first win at USC since 1986 and the first-ever win for Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick...USC's Jennifer Kessy led all players with 26 kills while teammate Anotinette Polk had 24 kills...WSU was led by the 21 kills of Wendy Rouse...Jennifer Stinson tallied 17 kills and Joy Sperry added 16 kills and a match-high 15 digs...Stinson's 13 blocks were a career-best...Sunday, Oct. 18, the UCLA Bruins, on a four-match win streak, defeated WSU 15-8, 16-14, 15-9 before 594 fans in Pauley Pavilion...with 16 kills Sunday, Stinson became the seventh player in WSU history to have 1,000 career kills...Rouse and Sperry each had 11 digs and Alicia Erickson led WSU with five blocks...UCLA freshman Kristee Porter had a match-high 20 kills with Elisabeth Bachman contributing 16...Ashley Bowles had 12 digs...Bachman and Amy Nihipali each had five blocks.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 192-120 record in her 10th season at WSU (.615)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 278-180 (.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 seventh in the Pac-10 with 4.22 kills per game...her 1.48 blocks per game is fourth in Pac-10has a .318 hitting percentage for eighth league standings...became the seventh Cougar in school history to nail 1000 kills in a career when she tagged 16 at UCLA...MVP of the Cougar Challenge Tournament.

Wendy Rouse (6-3, senior, LS, Reno, Nev.) fifth-year seniorRouse is second on team with 3.17 kills per game and 2.43 digs per gameher 0.26 service ace per game average leads Cougs...had match-high 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 in the Cougar lineupSmith has 2.15 kpg and 0.88 bpg averages...hit .400 against Cal.

Samantha Spink (5-9, senior Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) 2.44 digs per game leads team and 0.94 blocks per game is third...tallies 11.63 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 (ankle sprain and thumb jam at USC, shoulder at UCLA).

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 1.28 blocks per game - tenth 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 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...hitting arm elbow taped for sensitive Ulnar nerve.

Lucie Vratnickova (6-1, senior, OH, Czech Republic) last five 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)	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 8,426 fans attend seven home matches this season for an average of 1,204 fans per match, 17th-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
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: In a rare second week at home, WSU hosts California in a LIVE TV match Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sport Net) and plays Stanford Sunday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum.
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