Oct. 13, 1997
Cal Travels to #24 Washington and #8 Washington State
THIS WEEK: Fri. Oct. 17 at Washington, Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, WA 7:00 p.m. Sat. Oct. 18 at Washington State, Bohler Gym, Pullman, WA 7:00 p.m.
SPIKERS TO WASHINGTON: The Cal women's volleyball team (6-10, 1-6) will be looking to snap a five-match losing streak when they travel to the state of Washington this weekend for a pair of Pac-10 matches. The Bears take on #24 Washington (10-6, 5-2) on Friday, Oct. 17 and #8 Washington State (17-2, 5-2) on Saturday, Oct. 18.
PAC-10 STANDINGS: 1. Stanford, 7-0 Pac-10, 16-2 overall; 2. USC, 6-2, 13-2; 3t. Washington State, 5-2, 17-2; 3t. Washington, 5-2, 10-6; 5. Arizona, 4-3, 12-3; 6. UCLA, 4-4, 8-5; 7t. Arizona State, 2-5, 11-7; 7t. Oregon State, 2-5, 10-9; 9. California, 1-6, 6-10; 10. Oregon, 0-10, 7-11.
ABOUT THE OPPONENTS: Washington is 10-6 overall, and tied for third place in the Pac-10 with a 5-2 conference record. The 24th-ranked Huskies traveled to rival Washington State last weekend, and upset the #8 Cougars in four games, handing WSU its first home loss in nearly two years. Washington State is 17-2 overall and tied for third place in the Pac-10 with a 5-2 conference mark. The 8th-ranked Cougars were upset at home by the 24th-ranked Huskies last weekend, giving them just their second loss of the season. The Cougars only other defeat of the season came at Arizona two weeks ago.
CAL vs. THE OPPONENTS: Washington leads the series with Cal, 15-12, including three straight victories. The last Cal win over the Huskies was Oct. 6, 1995 in Seattle, when the Bears scored a five-game upset over the then-18th ranked Huskies. Last season in Seattle, Cal won the first two games against then-14th ranked Washington, but the Huskies roared back to take the next three games and win the match. Cal leads the series with Washington State 15-13, although the Cougars have won the last 10 meetings. The last Cal victory over WSU was a five-game win Oct. 25, 1991 in Berkeley. The last Cal win in Pullman was a three-game sweep on Sept. 16, 1989. The last time Cal swept both Washington schools on the same road trip was 1989.
LAST WEEK: The Bears fell to another disappointing five-game defeat at home against Arizona State last Friday, followed by a three-game loss to #15 Arizona. Cal easily won the first two games against ASU, but an injury to leading hitter Jessica Dinaberg in the middle of game three disrupted the Bears tempo and the Sun Devils battled back to win three straight games and the match, 4-15, 7-15, 15-10, 15-12, 15-11. Sophomore Brook Coulter led the Bears with 14 kills and 11 digs against the Sun Devils. Against the 15th-ranked Wildcasts, senior Michelle Wickman led the team with 8 kills and 9 digs, and Coulter added 7 kills and 8 digs. With Dinaberg missing the Arizona match, it marked the first time she has missed a match in her 3+ seasons at Cal, breaking a 99-match streak.
FIVE-GAME FRUSTRATION: The Bears have had their hands full in five-game matches this season, posting a 2-5 record in matches that go the full distance. After going 1-8 in five-gamers last season, Cal appeared to have found the key to winning the long ones in the early going this season. The Bears not only posted two five-game victories at the Illinois State Classic, but they earned them both in the same day (Sept. 6), knocking off undefeated Tulsa in the morning, and coming back to beat host Illinois State in the evening championship match. But, Cal has struggled since that tournament, dropping five-game matches to Sacramento State, New Mexico, Oregon State, #21 UCLA and Arizona State.
DINABERG'S DOUBLE: When senior hitter Jessica Dinaberg put down her 18th kill of the Illinois State Classic during the Tulsa match, she became just the third player in Cal history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. The other two Bears in the 1,000-1,000 club are Lisa Arce (1987-90) and Tiffany Rochelle (1986-89). Dinaberg now ranks fourth in all-time kills (1128), kill attempts (3274) and digs (1168) at Cal, and has a legitimate shot to move into third place in each category before her career comes to a close in Berkeley.
HEAD COACH SUE WOODSTRA: Sue Woodstra is in her third year at the helm of the Golden Bears, with a record of 27-45 at Cal. A two-time U.S. Olympic team member and one of nine Olympians to currently head a women's collegiate volleyball team, Woodstra has posted a 137-84 record in six seasons as a collegiate head coach, including four years at Pittsburgh. Her assistant coaches are Oscar Crespo, Stephanie Shrieve and Ed Cohen.
ON THE MOVE... CAL CAREER LEADERS Kills Name Total Years 1. Tiffany Rochelle 1814 1986-89 2. Lisa Arce 1806 1987-90 3. Cara Dane 1332 1990-93 4. Jessica Dinaberg 1137 1994-97 5. Morgan Cecil 1053 1989-91 6. Kelly Moomaw 979 1984-87 7. Shaney Fink 931 1990-93 8. Diana Yovino-Young 911 1984-87 9. Michelle Wickman 890 1994-97 Attempts Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 4801 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 4772 1986-89 3. Cara Dane 3394 1990-93 4. Jessica Dinaberg 3296 1994-97 5. Kelly Moomaw 2864 1984-87 6. Morgan Cecil 2740 1989-91 7. Shaney Fink 2561 1990-93 8. Michelle Wickman 2543 1994-97 Assists Name Total Years 1. Sienna Curci 4008 89,91-93 2. Holly McPeak 3819 1987-89 3. Kelly Bates 1301 1985 Lynn Guevara 1301 1995- 5. Sara Allison 1275 1987-90 6. Teri Donohue 1265 1983-85 7. Heidi Henkle 1192 1986-87 8. Jennifer Kriste 1054 1996- Service Aces Name Total Years 1. Sienna Curci 136 89, 91-93 Tiffany Rochelle 136 1986-89 3. Lisa Arce 128 1987-90 4. Teri Donohue 126 1983-85 5. Sue Belina 102 1981-84 6. Holly McPeak 98 1987-89 7. Judy Chow 96 1984-86 8. Cara Dane 90 1990-93 9. Michelle Wickman 88 1994-97 Digs Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 1602 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 1406 1986-89 3. Holly McPeak 1184 1987-89 4. Jessica Dinaberg 1173 1994-97 Total Blocks Name Total Years 1. Cara Dane 434 1990-93 2. Carolyn Kempker 368 1986-89 3. Lisa Arce 364 1987-90 4. Diana Yovino-Young 358 1984-87 5. Morgan Cecil 248 1989-91 6. Jill Schneider 241 1990-93 7. Tiffany Rochelle 238 1986-89 8. Jenny Swart 230 1992-95 9. Sylvie Monnet 216 1983 10. Michelle Wickman 195 1994-97
JESSICA DINABERG: The senior hitter leads the Bears in kill average (3.27 kpg) and dig average (2.66 dpg)...named tournament MVP at the Illinois State Classic and to the all-tournament team at the Colorado State tournament...earlier this season, became just the third player in Cal history to post 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs, and only the 29th player in Pac-10 history to accomplish that feat...ranks fourth in career kills, kill attempts and digs at Cal...had a season-high 24 kills against Oregon State and 23 kills vs. New Mexico...recorded a season-high 20 digs vs. New Mexico and Oregon...has been the team leader in kills in seven matches this season...suffered a sprained ankle in the third game of the Arizona State match Oct. 10 and missed the Arizona match Oct. 11...that was the first time Dinaberg has missed a match in her 3+ seasons at Cal, breaking a 99-match streak.
MICHELLE WICKMAN: The senior hitter/setter ranks third on the team in service aces (14)...alternated between hitter and setter this season...averaging 2.22 kills and 2.25 digs per game...had a career-high 64 assists vs. Illinois State...in last five matches, is averaging 3.3 kills per game, including a career-high 25 kills against UCLA...the four-year starter ranks ninth in career kills and career aces and 10th in career blocks at Cal.
ELENA BERMAN: The junior middle blocker is the only Bear to have played in every game of every match this season...ranks second on the team in hitting percentage (.230), third in blocking average (0.66 bpg) and fourth in kill average (2.11 kpg)...had a career high 18 kills vs. New Mexico and hit a season-high .405 (18k-3e-37att)...recorded a season-high seven blocks along with 12 kills against Oregon State.
KELLIE ALVA: The sophomore middle blocker ranks second on the team in blocking average (0.83 bpg) and is averaging 1.79 kills per game...recorded a season-high 16 kills along with seven blocks vs. New Mexico...posted a career-high eight blocks against Oregon State.
BROOK COULTER: The sophomore hitter leads the Bears in service aces (20) and ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in ace average (0.32 apg)...recorded a career-high six service aces against Tulsa...posted season-high 16 kills and 24 digs against New Mexico...named to the all-tournament team at the Notre Dame Tournament of Champions...posted career high two block solos and four total blocks against Oregon...has played in 62 of the team's 64 games, averaging 1.97 kills and 2.21 digs per game.
JENNIFER KRISTE: The sophomore setter ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in assist average (10.53 apg)... recorded a career-high 74 assists vs. New Mexico...had 68 assists at UCLA...has nine service aces and 16 blocks on the season.
AMANDA SELBY: In her first season at Cal, the sophomore middle blocker leads the team in hitting percentage (.290) and blocking average (1.22 bpg)...recorded career-high 10 blocks against Illinois State... averaging 2.11 kills per game, fourth best on team...missed the last nine matches with stress fracture... redshirted last season after transferring from UCLA.
ALICIA PERRY: A redshirt freshman, she ranks second on the team in dig average (2.54 dpg) and kill average (2.60 kpg)...slammed a career-high 23 kills along with 18 digs and four blocks against Illinois State... recorded 14 kills and 12 digs against Oregon State...ranks second on the team with 17 service aces and fifth in the Pac-10 in service ace average (0.34 apg)...has four double-doubles this season, including 15 kills and 15 digs at UCLA.