Cal Volleyball Falls to No. 4 Ranked Stanford, 3-0
Sept. 20, 2002
STANFORD, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (9-1, 0-1) lost its first match of the 2002 season, falling to defending national champion Stanford 3-0 (30-28, 30-25, 30-18) Friday evening at Maples Pavilion. The Bears had tied a school record by starting off the season 9-0 and had won a school-record 27 straight games to begin the season.
Sophomore Mia Jerkov led the Bears with 13 kills and added seven digs, while freshman outside hitter Jenna Brown chipped in a career-high 12 kills and senior outside hitter Leah Young added 10 kills. Olympian Logan Tom paced the Cardinal with 15 kills and Ogonna Nnamani had 10 kills.
In game one, Cal was able to get within 28-27 on back-to-back kills by Brown. A Tom kill made it 29-27, but the Bears' Camille Leffall countered with a kill to make the score, 29-28. Unfortunately, Brown's next service went long to give Stanford the 30-28 win.
Game two was also close as the Bears got within 28-25 on kills by Young and Brown. But, Stanford put the game away when Anna Robinson blocked a Brown kill attempt and Sara McGee recorded a kill on a Cal overpass to win 30-25. The Bears hit .378 in game two. Game three was the weakest of the evening for Cal as the Bears fell, 30-18.
Cal will next travel to the Northwest, facing Oregon, Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Eugene, and then Oregon State Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in Corvallis.