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Release: 06/21/1999
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October 27, 1998

WSU RESULTS 8-8, 5-5

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

Future Schedule

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
11/20 * Arizona State 7pm
11/22 * Arizona 1 pm
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

Friday, Oct. 30 California at Beasley Coliseum 7:30 pm
LIVE Telecast on FOX Sports Network
Sunday, Nov. 1 #5 Stanford at Beasley Coliseum 1 pm

COUGS NEED TO GET BACK ON WIN-TRACK: Washington State volleyball hosts California and Stanford this Dads' Weekend on the WSU spite of WSU's 2-3 loss to Washington (15-3, 15-13, 13-15, 6-15, 13-15), the Cougs remain in fifth place...earlier this season, WSU lost at Stanford 0-3 and defeated Cal 3-2 in the Bay area...WSU received votes in the Oct. 20 USA Today AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll for 47th.

PAC-10 STANDINGS as of 10/26 (current national rankings):

Conference Overall
Stanford (5) 11-0 17-2
USC (11) 9-2 14-4
Arizona (16) 8-3 17-3
UCLA (23) 8-3 9-9
Washington State 5-5 8-8
Arizona State 5-6 8-10
Washington 4-6 5-9
California 2-9 6-14
Oregon State 1-10 11-11
Oregon 1-10 6-16

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...this week's FOX telecast announcers are Heather Cox and Jim Watson.


CALIFORNIA (6-14 overall* pending 10/27 at Sacramento State, 2-9 Pac-10): The Golden Bears are also on a two-match losing streak with losses over the weekend to Arizona (0-3) and Arizona State (2-3)...Brook Coulter, a junior outside hitter, leads the Pac-10 with 55 services aces (0.76 apg), is fourth with 3.10 digs per game, and tallies 3.04 kills per game for Cal...Alicia Perry, sophomore OH, brings a 3.00 kpg average and a 2.93 digs per game average (sixth in Pac-10)...Cal's interim coach is Lee Maes (3-5), who took over the program on Oct. 2 when eighth-year coach Sue Woodstra scores in Berkeley Oct. 4 were WSU 15-5, 14-16, 9-15, 15-5, 15-9...WSU leads the series 15-10 and has won the past 13 meetings.

STANFORD (17-2 overall, 11-0 Pac-10): The Cardinal appears to be well on its way to another undefeated Pac-10 Championship season...Stanford's losses are to #10 UC Santa Barbara and #5 Nebraska in the first week of the season...Stanford has 36 consecutive Pac-10 wins...their last conference loss came Sunday, Oct. 27 in Pullman - a 3-1 win by WSU...junior All-American Kerri Walsh leads the team with 3.90 kpg (9th Pac-10) and 3.12 dpg (third Pac-10)...sophomre Jennifer Detmer has a 1.69 blocks per game average (third in Pac-10) Don Shaw has a 399-65 record in 15 years at Stanford...SU leads the series 24-1

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 192-121 record in her 10th season at WSU (.613)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 278-181 (.606)...assisting Fredrick is her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (tenth year), and Shannon Hoyt (first year).


Jennifer Stinson (6-1, senior, MB, Davenport, Wash.) dislocated her left ankle in practice 10/22 - will be in soft cast for 10 days and then re-evaluated...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-10, 20th nationallyhas a .318 hitting percentage (eighth 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...Rouse is second on team with 3.19 kills per game and third with 2.36 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 in the Cougar lineupSmith averages 2.07 kills per game and 0.82 blocks per game...hit .400 against Cal.

Samantha Spink (5-9, senior Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) 2.53 digs per game is second on team and 0.92 blocks per game is third...tallies 11.59 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 1.21 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 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. 22 digs vs. Washington...hitting arm elbow taped for sensitive Ulnar nerve.

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

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.

Cougar All-Time Career Records


1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 196
5. Joanne Johnson ('91-93) 69
6. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 59


1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 421
2. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96) 394
3. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 360


1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91) 617
3. Laurie VanDiest ('84-87) 440
4. Jen Stinson ('95-98) 419


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 10,302 fans attend eight home matches this season for an average of 1,288 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 travels to Oregon and Oregon State next weekend for the Friday / Sunday Pac-10 match schedule...the Cougs wrap up their home season Nov. 13 and 15 against UCLA and USC.

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