No. 3 Women's Volleyball Defeats Nevada 3-0 In NCAA First Round
Nov. 30, 2001
Stanford, Calif. - Junior Logan Tom had a match-high Logan Tom 13 kills to lead the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Nevada in the first round of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament. Game scores were 30-20, 30-16, 30-20.
The Cardinal improve to 28-2 on the year while the Wolf Pack ends their season 17-8.
The victory runs Stanford's winning streak to 14 consecutive matches and 18 at home.
Nevada took the early lead in game one at 7-6 but the Cardinal rallied off five consecutive points to go up 11-7. Stanford went up 17-11 on a kill by freshman Ogonna Nnmani and reached 23-16 on a block solo by Sara McGee. A Tara Conrad kill gave the Cardinal game point at 29-20 an a block by Conrad and Ashley Ivy sealed the win for Stanford at 30-20. The Cardinal hit .324 for the game.
Stanford quickly ran the score to 11-5 forcing a Nevada timeout in game two. The Cardinal extended the lead to 17-8 on a kill by Ashley Ivy and went up 21-10 on a kill by Sara McGee. Stanford continued to roll reaching game point at 29-15 on a Logan Tom kill. A Wolf Pack service error gave the Cardinal the 30-16 victory and 2 game lead.
Game three remained close early with the two teams tied up at nine-all. But Stanford would go on a five point run to take the 14-9 lead and force a Nevada timeout. A kill by junior Logan Tom put the Cardinal up 22-12 and the Wolf Pack took another timeout. Nevada rallied off four straight points to get to 16-22. However, Stanford would continue to press forward taking the 25-18 lead on another Tom kill. A Nevada miscue would give the Cardinal the 30-20 win.
Stanford was led by Logan Tom's 13 kills, 10 digs and four service aces. Ashley Ivy checked in with eight kills, six digs and two blocks. Middle blocker Tara Conrad contributed nine kills and two blocks. Sophomore Sara McGee led the match with six blocks on the night.
Nevada was led by Michelle More and Suzanne Stonebarger who each tallied seven kills on the evening.
Stanford will play San Jose State in a second round match on Saturday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in Maples Pavilion.
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