No. 21 Stanford Sweeps No. 18 Long Beach State 3-0
Oct. 14, 2000
The Cardinal played a well-rounded match tallying a .349 hitting percentage for the match while outblocking the 49ers, 14-5 on the night. LBSU only hit .112 for the match, committing 29 attack errors.
Stanford improves to 11-6 overall, while Long Beach State falls to 12-5 on the year.
Game one was tight early on as the two teams tied at four-all and again at 6-all. Stanford broke the game open scoring eight straight points to take a commanding 13-6 lead. But the 49ers fought back, taking advantage of four Cardinal hitting errors, to pull within two at 11-13. Stanford would close the door on LBSU with kills by Jennifer Detmer and Ashley Ivy to take game one, 15-11.
The Cardinal staked an early 11-3 lead on the 49ers and never looked back. Stanford picked up point number 12 on a block by Detmer and Logan Tom and extended the lead to 13-4 on a Long Beach State hitting error. Freshman middle blocker Sara McGee would end the game on a block with the Cardinal taking the two game lead. Stanford hit .417 for the game committing only two hitting errors while LBSU hit .074.
The Cardinal scored 10 consecutive points to open game three in a dominating fashion. Good blocking by Stanford and errors by the 49ers set the tone early. Long Beach State would regroup to rattle off four straight points of their own, but the Cardinal would keep the pressure on forcing a LBSU timeout at 12-5. The 49ers would score one more point before Stanford would roll to win the game and the match on the service ace by Logan Tom.
Once again the Cardinal spread the offense around with Tom and Ivy at 13 kills while Detmer pulled in 10 on the evening. Detmer, Tom and McGee tallied six blocks each while Tom led all players defensively with eight digs.
Long Beach State was led by Tayyiba Haneef's 11 kills followed by Cheryl Weaver's eight kills. Setter Brittany Hochevar led the team with seven digs and a .407 attack percentage (3-0-7).
Stanford travels to Los Angeles to open the second half of Pac-10 play facing USC and UCLA next week.
No. 21 Stanford def. No. 18 Long Beach State, 3-0
Long Beach State 11 5 6Stanford 15 15 15
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