Oct. 19, 1997
Women's Volleyball Falls to Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash.-The Washington State University volleyball team defeated the California Golden Bears in three games, 15-3, 15-10, 15-9, before a Homecoming crowd of 1,364 Saturday night in Bohler Gym.
The victory improves the Cougars' record to 18-3, 6-3 in the Pac-10, while Cal drops to 6-12 overall, 1-8 in conference action.
The Cougars, who suffered a three-set loss to #4 Stanford Friday night, turned the tables on the Bears who were playing without their top hitter, Jessica Dinaberg (sprained ankle). WSU held Cal to a .034 hitting percentage. The Cougars did not do much better, tallying .195 hitting percentage for the match. Senior Elis Arias led the Cougars with 11 kills and had a .357 hitting percentage. Junior Wendy Rouse contributed eight kills while Michelle Wickman had 25 assists to lead all players.
"We're still making too many mistakes," WSU coach Cindy Fredrick said. "They (WSU players) needed this win, and I think I needed this win too. There are a lot of things we need to take care of next week."
WSU travels to Southern California to play #5 USC on Thursday, Oct 23 and at #22 UCLA on Friday, Oct 24.