No. 21 Stanford Volleyball Sweeps Oregon 3-0
Nov. 16, 2000
Cardinal outside hitter Logan Tom notched a match-high 17 kills while hitting .636 as No. 21 Stanford defeated Oregon 3-0 tonight in Maples Pavilion. Game scores were 15-8, 15-12, 15-5.
The Cardinal improves to 16-11, 9-8 in league play overall while the Ducks fall to 10-16 overall, 2-15 in the Pac-10.
Game one saw Stanford take the early 4-1 lead then extend that to 9-3. The Cardinal went up 13-6 before Oregon scored two points to close the gap to 8-13. They would not get any closer as Stanford cruised to a 15-8 win. As a team, the Cardinal hit .452 for the game while holding the Ducks to a .182 hitting percentage.
Stanford took a commanding 7-0 lead in game two and quickly found themselves at game point with a 14-3 lead. But the Ducks would not go down quietly, fighting off six game points to pull within three at 12-15. But the Cardinal would close the door on the seven game point, taking game two, 15-12. Stanford hit .327 and Oregon improved their hitting percentage to .250 in the second game.
Stanford came out of the locker room ready to play in game three, building a 9-4 lead over the Ducks. Oregon would score one more point to pull within five at 5-10 but could get no closer. The Cardinal would cruise to the 15-5 win, taking advantage of Duck errors and some timely blocking.
Stanford hit .372 for the match and outblocked Oregon 8-4 on the night.
Tom led all players with 17 kills, followed by Tara Conrad's 12 kills. Freshman Sara McGee had 10 kills and two blocks on the evening. Setter Lindsay Kagawa set a career high with four service aces against the Ducks. Freshman Jenn Harvey came off the bench to lead all blockers with six blocks for the match.
For Oregon, Monique Tobbagi had nine kills, seven digs and three blocks to lead the team. Amy Banducci added eight kills to the cause.
Stanford host Oregon State tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in Maples Pavilion to close out the 2000 Pac-10 season. The match will be televised by FOX Sports Net.
No. 21 Stanford def. Oregon, 3-0.
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