Oct. 20, 1997
Cal Travels to Oregon State and Oregon
Fri. Oct. 24 at Oregon State, Gill Coliseum (10,400), Corvallis, OR 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 25 at Oregon, McArthur Court (9,087), Eugene, OR 7:00 p.m.
SPIKERS TO OREGON:
The Cal women's volleyball team (6-12, 1-8) opens the second round of Pac-10 double-round robin play this weekend, traveling to Oregon State and Oregon for a pair of conference matches. The Bears are looking to snap a seven-match losing streak that dates back to a win at home over Oregon Sept. 26. The Bears take on Oregon State (11-10, 3-6) on Friday, Oct. 24 and Oregon (7-13, 0-9) on Saturday, Oct. 25.
1. Stanford 9-0 18-2
2. USC 7-2 15-2
3t. Washington State 6-3 18-3
3t. Arizona 6-3 14-3
3t. Washington 6-3 11-7
6. UCLA 4-5 8-7
7t. Arizona State 3-6 12-8
7t. Oregon State 3-6 11-10
9. California 1-8 6-12
10. Oregon 0-9 7-13
ABOUT THE OPPONENTS:
Oregon State is 11-10 overall, and tied for seventh place in the Pac-10 with a 3-6 conference record. The Beavers lost to Arizona and defeated Arizona State last weekend. Oregon is 7-13 overall and sits in 10th place in the Pac-10 with a 0-9 conference mark. The Ducks have lost 11 straight matches, including a pair of Pac-10 losses to Arizona State and Arizona last weekend. Oregon hosts Portland Oct. 21 and Stanford Oct. 24 before the Bears visit Eugene.
CAL vs. THE OPPONENTS:
Cal leads the series with Oregon, 26-11, including five straight wins over the Ducks. The Bears have won 10 of the last 11 matches against Oregon, including a four-game win in Berkeley Sept. 26. Cal leads the series with Oregon State, 21-10, losing to the Beavers in five games in Berkeley Sept. 27. The Bears last win in Corvallis was Nov. 12, 1993.
Cal snapped a four-match losing streak and picked up its first Pac-10 win of the season with a four-game victory over Oregon Sept. 26 at the RSF Fieldhouse, 15-11, 15-8, 10-15, 15-13. Seniors Jessica Dinaberg and Michelle Wickman led the Bears with 15 kills each, and Dinaberg had a team-high 20 digs. Junior middle blocker Elena Berman added 13 kills, 12 digs and five blocks.
A late comeback by the Bears the next night against Oregon State was not enough, as the Beavers posted a five-game victory Sept. 27 in the RSF Fieldhouse, 6-15, 18-16, 15-8, 10-15, 19-17. After OSU took a 2-1 game lead, Cal bounced back to win game four, 15-10, and tie up the match. The Beavers took charge in the rally-scoring fifth game, posting a 13-8 lead, but with senior Debbie Walery serving, the Bears scored six straight points to take a 14-13 lead. After a service error tied the score, 14-14, the Bears came up short on match point at both 15-14 and 16-15. After tying the match at 17-17, OSU got consecutive kills from Miya Malauulu and Pia Ahlengard to win the game and match, 19-17.
The Bears dropped a pair of Pac-10 matches on the road last weekend, falling to #21 Washington and #10 Washington State, both in three-game matches. Senior Jessica Dinaberg, the team's top hitter, did not play in either match due to a sprained ankle. Against the Huskies, freshman hitter Alicia Perry led the Bears with nine kills, while sophomore blocker Kellie Alva recorded eight kills and 10 digs against the Cougars.
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.
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:
ON THE MOVE...
CAL CAREER LEADERS
Sue Woodstra is in her third year at the helm of the Golden Bears, with a record of 27-47 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 137-86 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.
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 896 1994-97
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. Michelle Wickman 2569 1994-97
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 1058 1996-
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
Michelle Wickman 90 1994-97
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
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 196 1994-97
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 the third player in Cal history to post 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs...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...suffered a sprained ankle in the third game of the ASU match Oct. 10 and has missed the last three matches...prior to the injury, Dinaberg had not missed a match in her 3+ seasons at Cal, breaking a 99-match streak.
The senior hitter/setter ranks third on the team in service aces (16)...alternated between hitter and setter this season...averaging 2.11 kills and 2.28 digs per game...had a career-high 64 assists vs. Illinois State...slammed a career-high 25 kills against UCLA...the four-year starter ranks ninth in career kills, eighth in career service aces and 10th in career blocks at Cal.
The junior middle blocker is the only Bear to have played in every game of every match this season...ranks fourth on the team in hitting percentage (.216), third in blocking average (0.64 bpg) and is averaging 2.06 kills per game...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.
The sophomore middle blocker ranks second on the team in blocking average (0.77 bpg) and third in hitting percentage (.220)...averaging 1.81 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.
The sophomore hitter leads the Bears in service aces (22) 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...posted career high two block solos and four total blocks against Oregon...has played in 68 of the team's 70 games, averaging 1.96 kills and 2.43 digs per game.
The sophomore setter ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in assist average (10.40 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.
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 11 matches with stress fracture... redshirted last season after transferring from UCLA.
A redshirt freshman, she ranks second on the team in dig average (2.43 dpg) and kill average (2.59 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 seventh in the Pac-10 in service ace average (0.30 apg)...has four double-doubles this season, including 15 kills and 15 digs at UCLA.
A freshman middle blocker, she recorded a career high five kills and three block assists at #21 Washington Oct. 17...the next night at #10 Washington State, she turned in a career high three digs and three block solos...Meyer has played in 20 games, posting 18 kills and 13 blocks.