No. 10 Women's Volleyball Defeats Virgnia, 3-0
Aug. 31, 2001
Charlottesville, VA - The 10th-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team picked up their second win today with a 3-0 victory over Virginia at the 2001 Jefferson Cup Tournament in Charlottesville, Virginia. Game scores were 30-22, 30-20, 30-26.
In game one, Stanford staked a 10-4 lead after a service ace by freshman outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani. The Cavaliers closed the gap to 9-12 off of a Cardinal hitting error, but Stanford responded with a six point run, capped by a Tara Conrad/Logan Tom block to get to 18-9. A service ace by Conrad got Stanford to 22-13 before a string of Cardinal errors gave Virginia three points. The Cavaliers pulled to within five at 21-26, but two Ivy Ashley kills and a Virginia error got Stanford to game point. Ivy would notch a kill to give the Cardinals the win.
Stanford jumped out to a 12-5 lead and were never seriously threatened in the game. A block by Sara McGee and Anna Robinson put the Cardinals up 17-9 while a service ace by Logan Tom got Stanford to 21-14. Jennifer Harvey put down a kill to give the Cardinal a ten point advantage at 27-17. Tom knocked down a kill at 30-20 to put Stanford up two games to none.
The Cavaliers got a quick 6-2 lead in game two before the Cardinal closed to within two at 4-6 on a block by Ashley Ivy and Sara McGee. With Stanford trailing 6-11, the Cardinal put together a five point run to tie the game up. The game remained close until, at 26-24, the Cardinal scored three quick kills by Tara Conrad and Jennifer Hucke to get to 29-24. Ivy would seal the win for Stanford with a kill (30-26).
Virginia was led by Jenny Harmon's nine kills and Simona Kuipers' nine blocks.
Stanford will play Radford tomorrow at noon (EST) to close out the tournament.
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