December 17, 1989
Cal State Long Beach won its first NCAA Division I women's volleyball championship Saturday night at Honolulu with a 15-12, 15-0, 15-6 victory over Nebraska. The fourth-ranked 49ers (32-5) was led by senior outside hitter Tara Cross, who had 20 kills and nine digs. Cross, the co-NCAA player of the year, set a tournament record for kills with 125 in five matches. The former mark of 113 kills was set last season by Hawaii's Teee Williams-Sanders.
December 15, 1989
All-American outside hitter Tara Cross had 18 kills and 16 digs, and Cal State Long Beach took control of the match from the outset in a 15-6, 11-15, 15-10, 15-7 victory over Texas Arlington Thursday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I women's volleyball championships. Long Beach is scheduled to play the winner of the UCLA-Nebraska match in Saturday's final. Antoinnette White had a team-high 21 kills and 16 digs in leading the 49ers, 31-5 and winners of 21 of their last 22 matches.
December 1, 1985
Southern California Christian High School advanced to the state final of the Division III volleyball tournament Saturday by defeating Francis Parker, 15-9, 15-1, 15-7 in Anaheim. The Flames were led by the combined play of seniors Tara Cross and Cinnamon Williams. Cross had 19 kills in the three-game match and Williams had 10. "In this match Tara played really well but it was more a combination of her and Cinnamon," said Ed Gover, Falmes coach.
September 13, 1987
Tara Cross had 17 kills to lead Cal State Long Beach to a 15-10, 7-15, 15-9 victory over UC Santa Barbara in the championship game of the Titan-Mizuno volleyball tournament Saturday at Cal State Fullerton. Cross was the tournament MVP for Long Beach (13-0), 16th-ranked in the country. The Gauchos fell to 7-3. Fullerton finished in a tie for seventh place after losing to Boise State, 15-8, 15-11, and Utah State, 17-15, 15-7.
June 17, 1996
The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated China, 13-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-13, for the first time in five tries this year to claim third place in the BCV Volley Cup in Montreux, Switzerland. Cuba was first, Brazil second. Outside hitter Tara Cross-Battle of Long Beach, who had 20 kills and a team-high five stuff blocks, was named tournament most valuable player. Elaine Youngs of El Toro added 15 kills for the United States, which is 11-12. * The U.S.
October 9, 1996
Tara Cross-Battle had 22 kills and Elaina Oden had 11 to lead the U.S. national team past Long Beach State, 15-7, 15-3, 15-10, in an exhibition women's volleyball match Tuesday in front of 3,088 at the Pyramid. Oden and Cross-Battle each had five blocks. Caren Kemner had 17 digs and Paula Weishoff had 15. Jenn Snyder had 10 kills and Misty May had 33 assists and eight digs for Long Beach.
June 26, 1992
Liane Sato, a former San Diego State standout, and Janet Cobbs, an assistant coach at Southwest High, were among the 12 players named to the U.S. Olympic women's volleyball team Thursday. Sato played at SDSU from 1985-86. Cobbs assisted Coach Fred Sills with the Southwest boys' volleyball team this spring, and the Raiders won their first San Diego Section 3-A championship.
June 14, 1996 |
Middle blocker Elaina Oden of Irvine had 18 kills and four blocks to lead the U.S. women's national volleyball team to a 15-7, 15-10, 15-8 victory over Russia in the BCV Volley Cup in Montreux, Switzerland. Outside hitter Tara Cross-Battle of Long Beach had 14 kills, two blocks and three service aces. Team captain Tammy Liley of Westminster had 13 kills and two aces as Team USA improved to 2-0 in the tournament and 10-10 this year.
July 4, 1996 |
Alternate Ron Karnaugh, bidding to have rival swimmer Greg Burgess dismissed from the U.S. Olympic team, will have his appeal heard in Atlanta on Friday, his manager, Bennett Raffer, said.