No. 12 Women's Volleyball Sweeps Arizona State 3-0
Sept. 24, 2004
Stanford, Calif. - Sophomore middle blocker Lizzie Suiter tied her career-high with nine blocks as the No. 12 Stanford women's volleyball team swept Arizona State, 3-0, tonight in Burnham Pavilion. Game scores were 30-21, 30-21, 30-12. The Cardinal improve to 9-2 on the year, 2-0 in the Pac-10 while the Sun Devils fall to 5-5, 0-2 in league play.
Ogonna Nnamani moved into third place on The Farm in career kills with 1,843, surpassing All-American Kristin Folkl (1,833).
Game one remained close between the two teams until Stanford opened a two-point lead at 12-10 on a kill by Ogonna Nnamani. A block by Lizzie Suiter and Jennifer Hucke gave the Cardinal the 15-12 lead at the media timeout. Stanford rattled off three more points to open an 18-12 gap, forcing the first Sun Devil timeout. Suiter collected another kill of a slide to give the Cardinal a 24-16 advantage as ASU took their final timeout. Stanford reached game point on a kill by Kristin Richards. A Sun Devil service error gave the Cardinal game one at 30-21.
Stanford took the early 6-1 lead on a block by Suiter and Richards. Suiter would pick up a solo block at 7-1 as the Sun Devils took a timeout. ASU regrouped to close the gap to 6-8 before a tip by Hucke stopped the three-point run at 6-9. The Sun Devils tied it up at 12-all on a service ace but Stanford would take a 15-12 lead on a block by Suiter and Hucke for force a final timeout by Arizona State. An off-speed kill by Kristin Richards put the Cardinal up 20-14. Stanford continued to roll, going up 26-17 on a Richards' service ace. A service ace by Bryn Kehoe gave the Cardinal game point, leading 29-21. Hucke closed out game two with a kill at 30-21.
Game three opened with Stanford leading 6-2 after a kill by Hucke. Arizona State would take their first timeout, trailing 2-8. The Cardinal continued to roll going up 13-5 on a kill by Ogonna Nnamani. The Sun Devils called their second timeout at 6-17 after another Nnamani kill. Stanford led 21-7 after back-to-back ASU hitting errors. A service ace by Kirsten Hornbeak put the Cardinal up 25-10 and reached game and match point at 29-12. A kill by Jennifer Wilson gave Stanford the match at 30-12.
ASU was led by Nicole Morton's 10 kills and Sydney Donahue's nine digs.
Stanford is back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in a non-conference match against St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif.
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