No. 11 Cardinal Volleball Sweeps Oregon 3-0

Nov. 12, 2004

Eugene, Ore. - Senior outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani tallied a match-best 21 kills as the 11th-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team swept Oregon, 3-0, tonight. Game scores were 30-22, 30-22, 30-27. The Cardinal improve to 18-6 overall, 10-3 in the Pac-10 while the Ducks fall to 9-15, 1-13 in league play.

Game one remained close early with Stanford holding a slim 15-14 advantage at the media timeout. The Ducks took their first timeout trailing 18-21 after a kill by Jennifer Hucke. Oregon was forced to take their second timeout after back-to-back kills by Ogonna Nnamani put the Cardinal up 24-20. Stanford scored five of the next six points to reach game point at 29-21 on a service ace by Katie Goldhahn. A Duck service error closed out the game 30-22.

The two teams battled back and forth early in game two with Stanford taking the 15-13 lead at the media timeout. A kill by Franci Girard put the Cardinal up 21-17 as the Ducks took their first timeout. Stanford scored three consecutive points to go up 24-17 on a block by Girard and Bryn Kehoe. The Cardinal reached game point on a kill by Jennifer Hucke at 29-21 and closed out the game 30-22 on a cross-court kill by Kristin Richards.

With the game tied at six-all, Stanford picked up a kill by Richards and a block by Hucke and Girard to take the 8-6 advantage. Oregon called their first timeout trailing 7-11 after a kill by Ogonna Nnamani. But the Ducks would rally to tie up the game at 17-all as the Cardinal called their first timeout. The two teams traded points until Stanford went up 26-25 on a kill by Franci Girard as Oregon called their final timeout. The Cardinal reached game and match point on a kill by Ogonna Nnamani at 29-26. The Ducks were called in the net as Stanford won 30-27.

Kristin Richards notched her 15th double-double on the season with 11 kills and 18 digs. Freshman middle blocker Franci Girard chipped in 11 kills and six blocks on the night while teammate Jennifer Hucke added 10 kills and 10 digs. Setter Bryn Kehoe had a match-best 50 assists and 14 digs.

The Cardinal are back in action tomorrow night, taking on Oregon State in Corvallis at 7 p.m. as they wrap up this week's conference matches.

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