Stanford Road Trip Continues At New Hampshire
Sept. 5, 2005
Durham, NH - The third-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team continues its seven-match, eleven day road trip with a Tuesday (7 p.m.) stop at the University of New Hampshire for a non-league match.
The game is being billed as 'Pack The Arena Night'. New Hampshire is hoping to break the school record of 2,000 at Lundholm Arena. The facility has a seating capacity of 3,100. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
The Cardinal carries a 4-1 record onto New Hampshire's home court. Stanford captured three wins over Boston College (3-0), Maine (3-0) and Syracuse (3-1) at the recent Boston College Invitational. In two of those matches (BC, Maine), Stanford held its opponents to a minus hitting percentage.
New Hampshire Notes
The Wildcats are 0-6, but will be playing their first home match when they face Stanford ... Emmy Bouin and Erin Walker lead the team in kills with 72 and 70, respectively.
John Dunning is in his fifth season as head coach at Stanford ... Under Dunning's direction, the Cardinal has won two NCAA titles (2001, 2004) and produced a runnerup finish in 2002 ... His record is 124-21 (.855) at Stanford against the toughest competition in the nation ... Dunning's career mark (16 seasons at Pacific, 4+ seasons at Stanford) is 561-123 (.820).
The Stanford women's volleyball team has announced that at the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) and at matches against USC (Sept. 23) and UCLA (Sept.24) at Maples Pavilion, monetary donations will be accepted and delivered to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to help flood victims.
Bryn Kehoe was named Tournament MVP at the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3) ... Kehoe collected 126 assists, 35 digs, eleven blocks, seven service aces and six kills in the three matches ... Foluke Akinradewo and Kristin Richards were named to the all-tournament team ... Akinradewo collected 42 kills (.551) and 14 blocks in the three matches while Richards checked in with 37 kills and 24 digs.
Stanford believes in seeing all parts of the United States ... In 2000, Stanford started the year with nine road matches, and the following year, the Cardinal played its first eleven matches away from Maples Pavilion ... This year, the defending NCAA champion Stanford Cardinal will gather extensive frequent flier miles during the first three weeks of the 2005 season ... The Cardinal began the season with two matches at the AVCA/NACWAA Showcase in Omaha, Ne (August 26-27) and now have traveled cross country to compete in the Boston College Invitational (Sept. 1-3), a road match at New Hampshire (Sept. 6) and then back to the Midwest to the Colorado Invitational (Sept. 8-10) in Boulder ... Stanford will finally return home to host the Stanford Invitational (Sept. 15-17) at Maples Pavilion.
Fall is definitely in the air in Newton, Mass, as the Stanford women's volleyball team boarded the bus Monday morning for the trip to Durham, New Hampshire for its next match on Tuesday night against the Wildcats ... The ride takes less than one hour, and with practice scheduled for late in the afternoon, it offered the team a chance to tour the southern New Hampshire area starting with a stop at Hampton Beach ... Hampton Beach is a major tourist area, but on this Labor Day, beachgoers are not plentiful since the weather is unusually cool and a bit windy ... Armed with digital cameras, the team takes several pictures with the Atlantic Ocean as the background ... Hampton Beach offers plenty of places to eat, and Bed and Breakfast Inns are plentiful as well ... For some reason, fried dough is a favorite to eat ... The dough is spread like a small pizza, dunked into hot oil for a couple minutes, and then topped with powered sugar ... Salt water taffy, clam chowder, pizza and different kinds of fudge are also big sellers along the oceanfront ... Autumn is just around the corner, and many Californians will soon arrive in the area to see the scenery change from numerous green trees into Autumn leaves ... The unscheduled bus tour winds its way north along the Atlantic Ocean past Jenness State Beach, and then to Rye North Beach ... After a quick stop for lunch, the team arrived early for its 3 p.m. practice at New Hampshire's arena ... While the 15-woman team is taped by athletic trainer Eitan Gelber, strength and conditioning coach Juan Pablo Reggiardo and media relations director Bob Vazquez challenge head coach John Dunning to a basketball game of H-O-R-S-E ... Dunning scores a major upset with a display of shots from long range ... The day ended with a team dinner in the state of Maine ... New Hampshire is a small state ... In fact, you can drive from the southern border to the northern border of the state in about three hours.