Volleyball Falls To #4 Stanford In Three Games

Oct. 19, 2001

SEATTLE - Cardinal freshman Ogonna Nnamani had 16 kills to lead No. 4 Stanford past Washington (3-0), 30-20, 30-11, 30-26, Friday in Pac-10 volleyball action at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. With the loss, the Huskies fell to 10-9 overall and 3-7 in conference play, while the Cardinal improved to 15-2 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-10.

The Huskies were led by senior Allison Richardson (Hemet, Calif.) and sophomore Kara Bjorklund (Olympia, Wash.), who both tallied 11 kills. Junior setter Gretchen Maurer (San Clemente, Calif.) recorded her second consecutive double-double and fifth of the season, with 33 assists and 11 digs. Defensive specialists Britni Churnside (Eugene, Ore.) and Elissa Ross (Spokane, Wash.), meanwhile, each finished with seven digs.

Stanford posted a phenomenal .432 team hitting percentage, in addition to outblocking the Huskies, 10-2.

Washington will continue its Pac-10 road trip Saturday evening with a match at California at 7 p.m. The Huskies dominated the Golden Bears in the two schools' earlier meeting this year, winning in three games and snapping a four-match losing skid to California.

Washington at #4 Stanford (Stanford, Calif.) - October 19, 2001
Stanford (15-2, 8-1 Pac-10) def. Washington (10-9, 3-7 Pac-10), 30-20, 30-11, 30-26

Kills: UW 40 (Richardson, Bjorklund 11), STAN 55 (Nnamani 16), Hitting: UW .184, STAN .432, Assists: UW 37 (Maurer 33), STAN 51 (Lewis 47), Service Aces: UW 2, STAN 6, Digs: 40 (Maurer 11), STAN 45 (Tom 12), Team Blocks: UW 2, STAN 10 (McGee 5).

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