Stanford Blocks Oregon’s Upset Attempt

STANFORD, Calif. – A stingy Cardinal defense kept the No. 20 Oregon volleyball team’s offense out of sync for a majority of the night as the Ducks fell to No. 6 Stanford in three sets, Wednesday, 25-22, 25-13, 25-22.
Oregon (12-7, 5-4 Pac-12) played to its fast tempo in the beginning of the match and found success spreading the offense around. After the first set, Stanford, the second-best blocking team in nation, lived up to its reputation with 10 blocks in the final two sets for a total of 14.
Canace Finley led the Oregon with 12 kills on the night while Liz Brenner tallied her sixth double-double of the season with 10 kills and 16 digs. Finley was the most efficient of the primary offensive threats for the Ducks, hitting .258 on 31 attempts.
Wednesday was the first time the sophomore, Finley, led the team in kills this season.
Brenner’s 16 digs tied libero Amanda Benson for the team high. Benson was able to get to a lot of balls early, tallying 11 digs in the first set alone before the Stanford offense found its rhythm.
Oregon got off to a fast start and put the Cardinal on their heels, getting out to their largest lead of the set at 12-6. The Stanford charged back on a 7-1 run to tie the match at 13-13 and forcing a timeout by Moore. Neither team was able to separate as the match saw its ninth tie at 21-21. It would be the final tie of the set though, as Stanford’s 4-1 run sealed the first-set advantage.
The second set started close as Oregon only trailed by one point at 10-11. Stanford sprinted away from there to take the set 25-13 on a 14-3 run thanks to four blocks and a .480 hitting mark in the second frame.
The Ducks kept inching closer in the final set before Stanford continually pulled away to a safe distance. Oregon brought the match to 18-20 in the closing stages but did not have enough to put it over the top coming out of a Stanford timeout, as the Cardinals finished the match on another 25-22 victory.
Kacey Nady finished with a career-high four kills on the night.
The Ducks will finish their Bay-Area road trip with a 6 p.m., match at California, Friday. That match will also be shown live on the Pac-12 Networks.
The Automated ScoreBook #20 Oregon vs #6 Stanford(Oct 23, 2013 at Stanford, Calif.)

  
Oregon  
  
ATTACK 
SET 
SERVE 
SRV 
DEF 
BLOCK 
GEN 
  

## 
Player 
SP 


TA 
PCT 

SA 
SE 
RE 
DIG 
BS 
BA 
BE 
BHE 
Points 

5  
Finley, Canace  

12 

31 
.258 









12.5 

6  
Brenner, Liz  

10 

35 
.086 




16 




11.0 

7  
Williams, Ariana  



17 
-.118 









6.5 

15 
Warner, Serena  




-.500 









0.5 

16 
Ashen, Shellsy  




.500 
29 








2.0 

18 
Bettendorf, Martenne 



37 
.081 









10.0 

1  
B-Gonzalez, Natalie  




.000 









0.0 

4  
Plum, Lauren  




.000 









0.0 

8  
Crittenden, Naya  




.500 









2.0 

9  
Nady, Kacey  




.500 









4.5 

10 
Benson, Amanda  




.000 




16 




0.0 

17 
Norton, Tatum  




.000 









1.0 

 
Totals 

43 
26 
139 
.122 
38 



59 




50.0 

  

 
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0

TEAM ATTACK BY SET 

Set 


TA 
Pct 
Sideout 
Pct 


17 

60 
.167 
12-24  
50% 



10 
30 
-.067 
10-25  
40% 


18 

49 
.184 
15-24  
62% 

 
 
 
 
 
37-73  
50% 

   

SET SCORES 



  
TEAM RECORDS 

Oregon  
(0) 
22 
13 
22 
  
12-7, 5-4 Pac-12  

Stanford  
(3) 
25 
25 
25 
  
14-4, 7-2 Pac-12  

  
Stanford  
  
ATTACK 
SET 
SERVE 
SRV 
DEF 
BLOCK 
GEN 
  

## 
Player 
SP 


TA 
PCT 

SA 
SE 
RE 
DIG 
BS 
BA 
BE 
BHE 
Points 

2  
Wopat, Carly  

11 

20 
.550 









16.0 

6  
Williams, Rachel  



20 
.050 









5.0 

12 
Ajanaku, Inky  



14 
.286 









9.5 

16 
Howard, Brittany  



30 
.233 




11 




11.0 

22 
Bugg, Madi  




.250 
36 








4.0 

23 
Burgess, Jordan  

11 

27 
.370 









12.5 

10 
Gilbert, Kyle  




.000 




21 




0.0 

20 
Luck, Mary Ellen  




.000 









0.0 

 
Totals 

41 

115 
.296 
40 



58 

26 


58.0 

  

 
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 14.0

TEAM ATTACK BY SET 

Set 


TA 
Pct 
Sideout 
Pct 


14 

47 
.234 
13-23  
56% 


13 

25 
.480 
10-13  
76% 


14 

43 
.256 
16-23  
69% 

 
 
 
 
 
39-59  
66% 

   
Site: Stanford, Calif. (Maples Pavilion) Date: Oct 23, 2013 Attend: 1376 Time: 1:34 Referees: Glenn Sapp, Lydia Godshall Yellow Card to SU Coach- Delay of Game Set 1 24-22

 
 

  



Total 

Tie scores 



22 

Lead changes 



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