Cal Volleyball Loses at No. 4 Ranked Stanford, 3-0

Oct. 26, 2001

STANFORD, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (7-12, 2-9) lost to No. 4 ranked Stanford (18-2, 10-1), 3-0 (30-16, 30-18, 30-20) Friday night at Maples Pavilion. The Bears were led by seven kills by sophomore Gabrielle Abernathy and six kills apiece from senior Candace McNamee and sophomore Jessica Zatica. Sophomore middle blocker Heather Diers added four block assists for Cal.

Stanford, which outhit the Bears, .464 to .138, was led by junior Olympian Logan Tom's 12 kills.

In game one, Cal jumped out to a 4-2 lead with the help of a McNamee kill, a service ace by sophomore Ashleigh Turner and a kill by junior Leah Young. That was the highlight for the Bears as Stanford broke away from a 16-12 lead by going on a 8-0 run for a 24-12 advantage, finally winning game one, 30-16.

A highlight for Cal in game two was the Bears coming back from a 9-5 deficit to take a 10-9 lead behind two kills from Abernathy, two service aces from junior Reena Pardiwala and a kill by McNamee. However, Cal only had one more lead after that, 11-10 on another Abernathy kill, before falling 30-18. In game three, the Bears fell behind 5-0 early and were never really in the contest, losing 30-20. .

Cal will next travel to Oregon (Fox TV match), Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at McArthur Court, before facing Oregon State, Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Gill Coliseum.

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