Cal Volleyball Loses to No. 20 Ranked Stanford, 3-0

Nov. 10, 2000

BERKELEY, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (10-14, 5-11) fell to No. 20 ranked and Bay Area rival Stanford (15-11, 8-8), 3-0 (15-2, 15-6, 15-8), Friday night at Cal's RSF Fieldhouse.

The Cardinal were led by 16 kills (.414 hitting percentage) and 11 digs from Olympian Logan Tom and Tara Conrad added 12 kills for Stanford. Freshman Gabrielle Abernathy had 10 kills for the Bears, while senior Alicia Perry had a team-high 11 digs and sophomore Leah Young had a .417 hitting percentage (five kills, no errors, 12 attempts)

The Bears were more competitive in each of the three games, but the Cardinal, led by Tom, were too much for Cal. The Bears were completely overwhelmed in the 15-2 game one loss, only scoring on a kill by Abernathy and block assists by Perry and freshman Heather Diers.

In game two, the contest was tied 4-4 before Stanford ran away with the game, 15-6. Game three was Cal's best effort. The Bears came back from a 6-3 deficit to tied the game, 8-8, with the help of block assists from junior Candace McNamee and sophomore Reena Pardiwala, a kill by Young and a kill by Abernathy. But, that was as close as Cal would get as Stanford won the game and the match, 15-8.

The Bears will next host Oregon State on Thursday, Nov. 16 and Oregon on Friday, Nov. 17. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. at Cal's RSF Fieldhouse.

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