Nov. 10, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash.-The fourth-ranked Arizona women's volleyball team knocked off the Washington State Cougars in three games (30-24, 30-26, 30-27) Saturday evening to earn their ninth consecutive victory. The Wildcats posted a team hitting percentage of .347 and overpowered the Cougars in every statistical category as they improved their record to 18-3 and 13-3 in the Pac-10 Conference.
All-American setter Dana Burkholder again provided the impetus of the Wildcat offense. The senior hit .562 with zero hitting errors in 16 attempts. Burkholder tallied 42 assists, nine kills and nine digs, narrowly missing her second triple-double in as many matches.
Also contributing was fellow senior Jill Talbot, who added 12 kills, seven assists and 16 digs.
The Wildcats raced out of the gate, dominating at the net in the first game of the match. Arizona outhit Washington State in the first game, .378 to .067.
Next weekend will see Arizona take on the California Golden Bears and the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal in McKale Center.