Middle hitter Kat Brown is at the core of the Cal volleyball team’s blocking regiment, and came up big for the No. 4 Bears this weekend. Cal blanked then-No. 15 Oregon on Friday night, and earned a 3-1 victory over Oregon State on Sunday afternoon.
Brown, a 6-foot-3 junior from Aptos, Calif., was responsible for seven stops — two of which were solo blocks — on Friday night against a very quick Ducks’ attack. She also hit for a clean .500 percentage with 4 kills.
Against Oregon State, Brown stepped up her game even more. She registered eight blocks and contributed in the back row with five digs and an ace. Brown didn’t log a single attack error and tallied 14 kills for a match-high .583 rate.
Though she garnered her first Pac-12 defensive player of the week honor this week, her offensive contribution can’t be overlooked. The junior attacker leads the league in hitting percentage at .440. Her blocking numbers put her at fifth in the conference.
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