No. 3 Women's Volleyball Defeats San Jose State To Advance To Sweet Sixteen
Dec. 1, 2001
Stanford, Calif. - Freshman outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani had a match-high 15 kills to lead the third-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team to a 3-0 win over San Jose State tonight in Maples Pavilion. Game scores were 30-25, 30-21, 30-23.
The Cardinal improve to 29-2 on the year while the Spartans end the season with a 25-8 record.
Game one remained close between the two teams. After back-to-back Ogonna Nnamani kills gave Stanford the 16-12 edge, SJSU called a timeout. Stanford then pushed the score to 20-13 but San Jose was not finished and forced a Cardinal timeout when they pulled to within four at 23-27. A kill by Sara McGee gave Stanford game point at 29-23 and Ashley Ivy's kill sealed the win for Stanford at 30-25.
The Cardinal took control early in game two building a sizeable lead at 11-5 on a kill by Logan Tom. Stanford went up 21-13 on a kill by Tara Conrad while an Ogonna Nnamani kill gave the team a 23-15 advantage. A Spartan miscue put Stanford at game point at 29-19. After back-to-back SJSU points, Sara McGee recorded a kill for the 30-21 win.
Game three was a back and forth battle with both teams trading points until the Cardinal took a three point lead at 20-17 on a Logan Tom kill. An Ashley Ivy kill put Stanford up 25-21. After trading some more points, the Cardinal finally ended the game and the match on a Tom kill at 30-23.
Stanford hit .289 for the match while San Jose State hit .154. The Cardinal outblocked the Spartans 12-6 and outdug them 52-42 on the night.
With tonight's win, Stanford advances to the Sweet Sixteen where they will take on No. 13 Utah next week.
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