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Wildcat Volleyball Media Notes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/22/2004
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#14 Arizona (8-2, 2-0) vs. #11 UCLA (8-1, 0-0)/#18(t) USC (5-2, 0-0)
Sept. 24-25, 1999

Matches #11-12

THIS WEEK: No. 14 Arizona (8-2, 2-0) makes its first Pac-10 road trip of the season when it travels to Los Angeles to take on UCLA and Southern California. Friday's match with the Bruins will be carried live on Fox Sports Net. The Cats rallied from an 0-2 deficit to defeat Oregon State (9/16) before sweeping Oregon (9/17) in their opening weekend of conference action.

WILDCAT NOTES: Arizona is off to a 2-0 start in Pac-10 play for the fifth time (1989, '93, '94, '98). UA has never won its first three league matches ... Five different players have led the Cats in kills over their last five matches ... The Cats' sweep of Oregon (9/17) marked the sixth time they had held a Pac-10 opponent below a .100 hitting percentage in each game of a match ... The Cats' 21 blocks vs. Santa Clara (9/3) are a Pac-10 season-high ... Arizona has won 23 straight matches in which it has won the first game ... Raelene Elam posted her career-best hitting percentage mark (.556) vs. Oregon (9/17) ... The 3,874 people in attendance at the Arizona-Nebraska match (9/11) marked the sixth-largest crowd ever to see a Wildcat volleyball contest ... Marisa DaLee came within one dig of posting Arizona's 18th triple-double vs. Santa Clara (9/3), and her 11 block assists in that match tie her for third on the Cats' single-match list ... The Cats' sweep of No. 18 San Diego (9/4) was their first victory over a ranked opponent since a five-game win at home against No. 7 USC on Nov. 21, 1997, breaking a seven-match losing streak ... Shannon Torregrosa became the first Arizona freshman ever to post a double-double in her collegiate debut at UTEP (9/1) ... She is also only the fifth Wildcat freshman ever to start her first match under David Rubio ... Seven of the Cats' 1999 opponents were ranked in the AVCA preseason poll, including three of the top four.

 
 

DaLEE PASSES ALDRICH: Junior middle blocker Marisa DaLee passed the 1,000-attempt plateau for her career at Nebraska (9/11), qualifying her for Arizona's hitting percentage leaders list. Her career mark of .368 easily bests former teammate Erin Aldrich's (1996-97) previous standard of .300. Here are Arizona's career hitting percentage leaders:

 

Player

Years

Pct.

1.

Marisa DaLee

1997-99

.365

2.

Erin Aldrich

1996-97

.300

3.

Melissa McLinden

1982-85

.289

4.

Caren Kemner

1983-84

.256

5.

Stephanie Murry

1984-87

.248

SERVING SUCCESS: Senior outside hitter Raelene Elam became the fifth player in Wildcat history to pass the 100-service ace mark with a team season-high four vs. Oregon State (9/16). Here are Arizona's career leaders:

 

Player

Years

Aces

1.

Kiyomi Morino

1984-87

160

2.

Terry Lauchner

1987-90

154

3.

Brooke Saunders

1981-84

116

4.

Laura Bartsch

1992-95

104

5.

Raelene Elam

1996-99

101

HEAD COACH DAVID RUBIO: David Rubio (Cal State Northridge '82) is in his eighth season as head coach of the Cats and his 13th year overall. He is 131-78 (.627) with Arizona and 251-143 (.637) overall. Arizona's win vs. Oregon State (9/16) was the 250th of his career.

ARIZONA VS. UCLA: The Cats and Bruins will be meeting for the 48th time, with UCLA leading the series, 38-8-1 ... In matches played in Los Angeles, UCLA leads, 20-2 ... The Cats are 5-21 vs. UCLA in Pac-10 play, 2-11 on the road ... Head coach David Rubio is 5-9 vs. the Bruins, 2-5 in Los Angeles. Last Year at UCLA

Date

Site

W/L

Results

Scores

11/6

A

L

0-3

10-15, 3-15, 13-15

ARIZONA VS. USC: The Cats and Women of Troy will be meeting for the 49th time, with USC leading the series, 38-10 ... In matches played in Los Angeles, Southern California leads, 19-2 ... The Cats are 8-18 vs. USC in Pac-10 play, 2-11 on the road ... Head coach David Rubio is 3-11 vs. the Trojans, 0-7 in Los Angeles. Last Year at Southern California

Date

Site

W/L

Results

Scores

11/8

A

L

0-3

9-15, 11-15, 13-15

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