Oct. 26/30, 1999
THIS WEEK: No. 19 Arizona (12-7, 6-5) leaves Pac-10 play for a match to take on No. 11 BYU in McKale before returning to league competition by traveling to Tempe to take on Arizona State in a battle for fourth place. The Cats are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Southern California schools in Tucson. The week was highlighted by setter Dana Burkholder's triple-double vs. UCLA.
WILDCAT NOTES: The Cats took two games and forced three match points
against UCLA (10/22) after the Bruins had lost just two games in their
first 10 league contests ... Arizona is playing three consecutive ranked
opponents (#17 Southern California, #6 UCLA, #8 Brigham Young) for the
first time since November 15-21, 1996 ... The Cats were swept in a home
Pac-10 weekend series (vs. USC/UCLA) for the first time since the same two
schools did so on Nov. 10 and 12, 1995 ... Arizona's win at Southern
California (9/25) was David Rubio's first road victory against the Trojans
after seven defeats ... Lisa Rutledge's 22 kills at USC were the most by a
Wildcat since Keisha Johnson's 25 at Oregon State (11/16/97) ... 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's 11 block assists vs. Santa Clara (9/3) tied her
for third on the Cats' single-match list ... 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 UA freshman ever to start her
first match under David Rubio ... Arizona is fifth in the Oct. 20 District
8 rankings, up two spots from the Cats' first ranking of the year ... Seven
of the Cats' 1999 opponents were ranked in the AVCA preseason poll,
including three of the top four.
TRIPLE-DOUBLE: Sophomore setter Dana Burkholder posted her first career triple-double in the Cats' five-game loss to UCLA (10/22). The Bakersfield, Calif., native recorded a career-high 11 kills to go along with 70 assists (a season-best mark) and 14 digs. Her triple-double was the 18th in Arizona history and the fourth by a Wildcat setter. The last UA setter to accomplish the feat was Mary Linton vs. Stanford on Nov. 12, 1989. Earlier this year vs. Santa Clara (9/3), junior middle blocker Marisa DaLee came within one dig of her first career triple-double.
SINGLE-GAME RECORD: Arizona's .842 hitting percentage in game two of its
match with the Huskies (10/7) was a single-game UA record:
Opponent K-E-A (Game) Pct.
1. vs. Washington (10/7/99) 16-0-19 (2) .842
2. Texas Tech (11/27/93) 15-1-20 (1) .700
3. at Pittsburgh (11/23/84) 10-0-15 (3) .667
Santa Clara (9/5/92) 10-2-12 (5) .667
5. vs. New Orleans (9/9/95) 13-0-20 (2) .650
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 135-83 (.619) with Arizona and 255-148 (.633) overall. Arizona's win over Oregon State (9/16) was the 250th of his career. The Cats' match with Stanford (10/15) marked the 400th contest of his head coaching career.
ARIZONA VS. BYU: The Cats and Cougars will be meeting for the 23rd time, with BYU leading the series, 13-9 ... In matches played in Tucson, Arizona leads, 3-2 ... Head coach David Rubio is 1-1 vs. the Cougars, and this is his first meeting with BYU in Tucson ... This is the first match between the schools since the 1994 NCAA Tourny.
Last time vs. Brigham Young
Date Site W/L Results Scores
12/3/94 A W 3-1 10-15, 15-5, 15-4, 15-10
ARIZONA VS. ASU: The Cats and Sun Devils will be meeting for the 57th time, with ASU leading the series, 31-25 ... In matches played in Tempe, Arizona State leads, 17-9 ... The Cats are 8-19 vs. ASU in Pac-10 play, 3-10 on the road ... Head coach David Rubio is 6-10 vs. the Sun Devils (5-10 in regular-season play), 3-5 in Tempe.
Earlier This Year vs. Arizona State
Date Site W/L Results Scores
10/1 H L 1-3 12-15, 13-15, 15-7, 11-15