Ivy Notches Four Aces In Cardinal Sweep Of Pacific

Oct. 22, 2002

Stockton, Calif. - Senior outside hitter Logan Tom had a team-high 14 kills and 15 digs while hitting .448 as the sixth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team completed a sweep of Pacific tonight in Stockton, Calif. at the Alex Spanos Center. Game scores were 30-28, 30-18, 30-26.

The Cardinal improve to 17-3 overall while the Tigers drop to 11-8.

With her 14 kills Logan Tom moves into 20th in the Pac-10 in career kills with 1,634.

An energetic Pacific squad jumped out to an 8-2 lead to open game one. A four point Cardinal run at 5-10 got Stanford to within one at 9-10. The two teams traded points with the Tigers taking a 15-13 advantage at the media timeout. The Cardinal again closed the gap to one at 19-20 forcing a Pacific timeout. Tough serving by Logan Tom and Ashley Ivy helped Stanford go on an 8-2 run and a 26-22 lead. But the Tigers would fight back to tie the game at 26-all. The two teams again traded points until Stanford reached game point at 29-28 on a Tom kill. A kill by Jennifer Harvey gave the Cardinal the 30-28 win.

In game two it was the Cardinal who raced to an 8-2 lead to open the game. Stanford staked a 15-7 advantage at the media timeout after a Pacific service error. The Cardinal had a nine point lead when the Tigers took their first timeout at 20-11. Stanford reached game point on a Tom kill at 29-17 and closed the game out at 30-18 on a Tiger ball-handling error.

The Cardinal ran off six consecutive points to open game three and force a Pacific timeout after Sara Dukes' second service ace. With Stanford leading 13-6, the Tigers went on a three-point run to force a Cardinal timeout. Pacific would call their final timeout trailing 18-24 after an Ogonna Nnamani kill. The Tigers would close the gap to two points at 22-24 but could never get any closer. The Cardinal reached game and match point on a Pacific hitting error at 25-29. Logan Tom would notch her 14th kill of the match to end the game at 30-26.

Sophomore Ogonna Nnamani had 10 kills tonight while hitting .308 and libero Courtney Schultz chipped in 11 digs. Opposite hitter Ashley Ivy led the team with a match-high four service aces while adding eight kills and nine digs. Ivy now has 45 service aces on the season - one shy of her season-high set last year. Junior Sara Dukes came off the bench to notch two service aces as well. Sara McGee led the squad with three blocks on the night.

Pacific was led by Jennifer Joines' 15 kills and Megan Hauschild's 11 digs.

Stanford is next in action this weekend as they host the Oregon schools in Maples Pavilion Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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