No. 14 Women's Volleyball Falls To No. 2 USC, 3-1

Oct. 9, 2004

Los Angeles, Calif. - Senior outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani's match-high 24 kills was not enough as the 14th-ranked Stanford women's volleyball fell to second-ranked USC, 3-1, tonight in the Lyons Center before 1,058 fans. Game scores were 16-30, 20-30, 30-27, 26-30. The Cardinal fall to 10-4 overall, 3-1 in the Pac-10 while the Trojans improve to 9-2, 4-1 in league play.

Nnamani now has 1,919 career kills, moving her into second place on The Farm and needs just 21 more kills to become the all-time leader in career kills at Stanford (Logan Tom is the current record holder with 1,939).

The Cardinal was plagued by poor passing in games one and two, but rebounded in to win game three, 30-27. Game four was a close game with the two teams tied at 22-all. A four point Trojan run gave USC the 26-22 advantage. Keao Burdine closed out the match at 29-26 on a cross-court kill. Stanford hit .386 in game four despite the loss.

Kristin Richards tallied a double-double with 17 kills and 16 digs on the night. Jennifer Hucke also recorded double digits in kills and digs with 10 and 13 respectively. Lizzie Suiter led the team with five blocks on the night while Bryn Kehoe recorded 40 assists and 13 digs.

USC was led by Keao Burdine's 18 kills and Kimi Freeburg's 17 digs. Bibiana Candelas chipped in 14 kills and four blocks.

Stanford faces No. 10 UCLA tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion in continued conference action.

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