No. 12 Cardinal Volleyball Sweeps Oregon 3-0

Oct. 17, 2004

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Stanford, Calif. - Sophomore outside hitter Kristin Richards tallied 17 kills and 14 digs to lead the 12th ranked Stanford women's volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Oregon tonight in Burnham Pavilion. Game scores were 30-25, 30-17, 30-22. The Cardinal improve to 14-4 on the year, 6-1 in the Pac-10 while the Ducks fall to 9-8 overall, 1-6 in league play.

Oregon staked an early 7-4 lead in game one but the Cardinal would tie up the game at 7-all on a block by Jennifer Wilson and Jennifer Hucke. The Ducks had a 15-13 lead heading into the media timeout. Stanford went on a 6-1 run out of the timeout to go up 19-16. A service ace by Kristin Richards gave Stanford a 24-18 advantage as Oregon took their final timeout. The Ducks fought back to pull within two at 23-25 when the Cardinal called a timeout. Stanford reached game point at 29-25 on a Duck hitting error and won 30-25 on another Oregon attack that went long.

Stanford went up 7-3 early in game two on a cross-court kill by Hucke and posted a 9-3 lead as Oregon called their first timeout. The Cardinal had a 16-11 advantage after a Kristin Richards kill. A block by Njideka Nnamani and Wilson put Stanford up 21-13. The Ducks took their final timeout trailing 15-24. A kill by Richards gave the Cardinal game point at 29-17 and a kill by Hucke closed out the game, 30-17.

The Ducks came out strong in game three, taking the early 9-6 lead but Stanford would rebound to hold a slim 15-14 advantage at the media timeout after a ball-handling error by Oregon. The Cardinal led 20-17 after a kill by Franci Girard. The Ducks trailed 18-23 as they took their final timeout, trying to stop a three-point run by Stanford. Richards' notched another kill to put the Cardinal at match point, leading 29-20. Oregon held off two match points before Richards closed out the match with a kill at 29-22.

Ogonna Nnamani added 14 kills and 10 digs to the Cardinal effort while Lizzie Suiter added seven kills and three blocks.

Oregon was led by Jaclyn Jones' 17 kills and Katie O'Neil's 12 digs.

The Cardinal is back in action next week against the Washington schools.

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