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Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/05/2004
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THIS WEEK: The No. 21 Arizona volleyball team (8-6, 0-4), still in search of its first Pacific-10 victory, travels to Oregon State (8-4, 2-1) and Oregon (9-4, 1-2) this weekend. The Wildcats face the Beavers at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Corvallis, Ore. On Saturday, Oct. 9, Arizona plays the Ducks at 7 p.m. in Eugene, Ore.

A QUICK LOOK AT ARIZONA: The Wildcats went 0-2 last week at home, falling in four games (20-30, 18-30, 30-19, 25-30) to No. 10 UCLA on Friday before being swept (20-30, 20-30, 23-30) by then-No. 3 USC on Saturday.

On the season, Arizona is led by junior Kim Glass, who averages 4.20 kills, 2.80 digs and 1.00 blocks per game. Junior Jennifer Abernathy adds 4.11 kills and 2.41 digs per game, while sophomore Meghan Cumpston averages 3.66 kills and 2.55 digs per game. Setter Stephanie Butkus is averaging 11.18 assists per game.

SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION:

Oregon State - The Beavers defeated Washington State 3-1 (27-30, 30-18, 30-27, 35-33) last Friday before having their five-match winning streak ended by then-No. 2 Washington in a three-game loss (19-30, 24-30, 22-30) on Saturday.

Oregon State is led this season by Allison Lawrence, who averages 3.96 kills and 3.13 digs per game. Setter Desma Stovall dishes out 12.28 assists per game, while Nina Baltimore leads the team in digs with 3.20 per game. Abby Windell boasts a 1.11 blocks per game average.

Oregon - The Ducks were swept (19-30, 15-30, 25-30) by Washington on Friday night before rebounding with a sweep (30-20, 30-23, 30-27) of Washington State on Saturday, its first Pacific-10 win since Nov. 1, 2002, and its first win over the Cougars since Nov. 9, 1990.

On the season, Oregon is led by Lauren Westendorg, who averages 5.06 kills per game, and Katie O’Neil, who averages 4.23 digs per game. Setter Heather Madison averages 11.69 assists per game.

SERIES SHORTS:

Oregon State - Arizona is 27-10 all-time against the Beavers and has won the last 15 meetings, its longest current Pac-10 winning streak. The last time the two teams met, on Nov. 14, 2004, the Wildcats defeated Oregon State 3-1 on the road. Arizona is 15-3 at home, 12-6 away and 0-1 at a neutral site vs. the Beavers.

Oregon- Arizona is 31-8 all-time vs. the Ducks, including 10 victories in a row. The two teams last faced each other on Nov. 13, 2003, with the Wildcats sweeping Oregon in Eugene. Arizona is 15-4 at home, 14-4 away and 2-0 at a neutral site vs. Oregon.

USA Today/CSTV Coaches Poll Oct. 4, 2004

Rank  School                 Total   2004    Last
(1st-place Votes) Points Record Week
1     Washington (61)        1,620   12-0    2
2     USC (1)                1,509   8-2     3
3     Minnesota (1)          1,466   14-2    1
4     Hawai’i (2)            1,403   12-0    6
5     Nebraska               1,342   10-1    7
6     Penn State             1,335   12-1    4
7     Colorado State         1,157   12-1    9
8     Florida                1,125   12-2    5
9     Ohio State             1,091   14-0    16
10    UCLA                   1,059   10-3    10
11    Texas                  944     13-0    18
12    Santa Clara            888     11-2    13
13    UC Santa Barbara       884     9-1     8
14    Stanford               742     10-3    11
15    Texas A&M              634     8-4     14
16    Kansas State           616     10-4    15
17    California             534     7-5     12
18    Tennessee              500     14-1    20
19    Saint Mary’s (Calif.)  414     13-1    NR
20    Utah                   358     11-2    22
21    Arizona                330     8-6     17
22    Louisville             327     11-2    21
23    Long Beach State       242     12-1    23
24    Illinois               182     10-3    19
25    Florida A&M            85      8-2     NR

Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots: Michigan 80, Pacific 77, Ohio 52, Rice 51, Missouri 14, San Diego 11, Western Kentucky 9, Georgia Tech 8, Kansas 8, Colorado 7, Purdue 6, Wisconsin 6, Illinois State 3, Wichita State 3, UC Irvine 2.

 

Pac-10 Standings

                       Pac-10            Overall
                      W-L   Pct.       W-L    Pct.
Washington            4-0   1.000      12-0   1.000
Stanford              3-0   1.000      10-3   .769
USC                   3-1   .750       8-2    .800
UCLA                  3-1   .750       10-3   .769
Oregon State          2-1   .667       8-4    .667
California            2-1   .667       7-5    .583
Oregon                1-2   .333       9-4    .692
Arizona               0-4   .000       8-6    .571
Arizona State         0-4   .000       5-7    .417
Washington State      0-4   .000       3-13   .186

POLL FACTS: Arizona has been ranked in the Top 25 in 93 of the last 102 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaches Polls. The nine-week lapse occurred last year. This week, the Wildcats have the most losses of any team in the poll.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Junior Jennifer Abernathy leads the Wildcats with six double-doubles this season, while sophomore Stephanie Butkus has five and Meghan Cumpston has four. Junior Kim Glass has two, while junior Bre Ladd has one.

REACHING MILESTONES: Junior Jennifer Abernathy recorded her 600th career kill vs. UCLA on Oct. 1, and her 400th career dig vs. USC on Oct. 2. Sophomore Meghan Cumpston notched her 200th career kill vs. USC, while junior Bre Ladd recorded her 200th career dig vs. UCLA. Junior Kim Glass notched her 1250th career kill and her 650th career dig vs. UCLA on Oct. 1.

CLOSING IN: Sophomore Kristina Baum is 29 kills away from 300 on her career, while senior Cassidy Crum is seven assists away from 50 on her career. Setter Stephanie Butkus is 26 kills away from 150, 28 digs away from 300 and 183 assists shy of 2,000 on her career. She also needs just 123 more assists to move into sixth place all-time at Arizona. Junior Bre Ladd is 19 blocks away from 300 on her career, while senior Kelli Mulvany is 26 digs shy of 1,000 on her career. She will be just the eighth Wildcat to eclipse the 1,000-dig mark.

RANKING IN THE PAC-10: Junior Jennifer Abernathy ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in kills per game and eighth in points per game, while sophomore setter Stephanie Butkus ranks eighth in assists per game. Senior Jolene Killough is sixth and sophomore Kristina Baum is ninth in hitting percentage. Freshman Dominique Lamb is seventh in blocks per game.

As a team, the Wildcats rank in the top half of the conference in hitting percentage, blocks and opponent hitting percentage.

GLASS’ STREAKS: Junior Kim Glass has several remarkable streaks during her career. She has at least three kills and three digs in each of the last 43 matches and 67 of 68 on her career. What’s more, she has recorded double-digit kills in all but seven (61 of 68) matches during her three-year career.

BLOCKING MACHINE: Junior Bre Ladd has been a consistent defensive threat at the net ever since she arrived on campus in the fall of 2002. The middle blocker has at least one block in 74 of 78 career matches, including 15 in a row, dating back to last season.

MIRROR, MIRROR: This is the second year in a row that Arizona has opened Pac-10 play with an 0-4 record. Last year, the Wildcats lost five straight to open the conference slate with the worst Pac-10 start since the arrival of Head Coach David Rubio. The worst Pac-10 record in school history happened in 1991, when Arizona was 0-18.

RUBIO APPROACHING ARIZONA WINS RECORD: Head Coach David Rubio currently has 242 wins in his 13 seasons at the helm. He needs just 17 more to become the winningest coach in Arizona volleyball history. Rosie Wegrich, who coached from 1977-1991, compiled 258 wins in 15 seasons for an average of 17 per year.

NEXT UP: Arizona returns home to host Washington State and Washington next weekend. The Wildcats face the Cougars at 8 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 15, and the Huskies at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 16.

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