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Cal Volleyball Update: #6 Golden Bears Sweep #7 Huskies, Move To 17-1

Cal volleyball vs UCLA (via <a href="">bruin805</a>)
Cal volleyball vs UCLA (via bruin805)

The Bears swept the first three sets 25-22, 25-22, 25-17, and are now 7-1 in Pac-10 play.

Carli Lloyd put up another workwomanlike 33 assists, along with 13 digs and 6 kills. Tarrah Murrey put up 19 kills and 13 digs. Adrienne Gehan added 7 kills to overcome her 4 errors, Shannon Hawari and Correy Johnson recovered from sluggish performances against Wazzu with 6 and 5 kills respectively, and Kat Brown had 4 kills and 6 block assists. Robin Rostratter and Megan Schmitt had 15 and 8 digs themselves.

Next up? A showdown with the Furd in Maples this Friday night. The winner will be in great position to win the conference. GO BEARS!

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After enjoying a big win against the Cougars, the Bears look to stay near the top of the conference with a win over the Huskies. If you're in the area, go check it out at Haas Pavilion! The women's volleyballers could use your support! GO BEARS!

NO. 7 WASHINGTON NOTES: The Huskies (15-1, 4-1 Pac-10) won 36 straight sets to open the season but ran into a hot Oregon team and suffered their first loss in a four-set defeat on Sept. 25. Washington rebounded to take a five-set win over a No. 5-ranked USC team in its next match and has built a three-match winning streak since the only stumble of the season. The Huskies play an efficient game as the national leaders in hitting percentage (.325) and the conference leader in opponent hitting percentage (.112). Washington ranks third in the league in blocks (2.66 bps) and service aces (1.69 saps). Junior middle hitter Bianca Rowland leads the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.438) and ranks fourth in the country. Senior setter Jenna Hagglund is the sixth-best setter in the country with an 11.92 aps average, but Washington is known for its offense, which features the efforts of senior outside hitters Kindra Carlson and Becky Perry. Carlson is sixth in the league with 4.02 kps (fifth, 4.82 pps) and Perry is 10th in the Pac-10 with 3.67 kps (eighth, 4.42 pps). Carlson also ranks fourth in the league with 0.31 service aces per set. Freshman libero Jenna Orlandini is third in the Pac-10 with 4.31 dps.