Sara McGee Has Match-High 10 Kills In Sweep Of Oregon
Sept. 28, 2002
Eugene, Ore. - Middle blocker Sara McGee had a match-high 10 kills while hitting .909 (10-0-11) as the fourth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team swept conference opponent Oregon, 3-0, tonight at McArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon. Game scores were 30-17, 30-9, 30-21.
The Cardinal improve to 12-1 on the year, 3-0 in Pac-10 play while the Ducks fall to 9-8 overall, 0-4 in league action.
Stanford opened up a 7-4 lead to begin game one. After the Ducks closed the gap to 6-7, the Cardinal went on a four point run to take the 11-6 advantage on a Sara McGee kill. A kill by Logan Tom extended the lead to 16-8. Stanford continued to roll, reaching 22-13 on an Ashley Ivy service ace. A kill by Jennifer Harvey got the Cardinal to game point at 29-17 while by block by Logan Tom ended the game, 30-17.
With Stanford leading 5-3 in game two, the Cardinal went on a seven point run to force an Oregon timeout at 12-3. Lindsey Yamasaki served up an ace on the very next play causing the Ducks to take another timeout at 13-3. Stanford continued to runaway with the lead, reaching game point on a Duck error. An Oregon service error would give the Cardinal the 30-9 win. The nine points by Oregon is the lowest point total by a Stanford opponent since rally scoring was introduced last year (previous low was 11 by Washington, 10/19).
The Cardinal opened game three with a 9-1 lead and reached 15-7 on another Tom kill. Stanford called their first timeout of the game as the Ducks closed the gap to five points trailing 15-20. A five point Cardinal run put Stanford up 25-15. A Lindsey Yamasaki kill gave the Cardinal game and match point at 29-20. An Ogonna Nnamani kill ended the game at 30-21 for Stanford.
Logan Tom and Ogonna Nnamani contributed nine and eight kills respectively while middle blocker Jennifer Harvey led the match with seven blocks on the night. Opposite hitter Ashley Ivy added seven kills (7-1-12) and three service aces while hitting at a .500 clip.
As a team the Cardinal hit .434 while the Ducks hit -.020. Stanford outblocked and outdug Oregon 13 to four and 40 to 26 respectively.
Dariam Acevedo led the Ducks with seven kills and five digs.