Logan Tom Tallies 14 Kills In 3-0 Sweep Of No. 14 Northern Iowa

Aug. 23, 2002

Minneapolis, MN - In the first match of the 2002 collegiate volleyball season, the No. 1 ranked Stanford Cardinal swept No. 14 Northern Iowa, 3-0, behind the 14 kills of senior outside hitter Logan Tom at the NACWAA/State Farm Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. Game scores were 30-19, 30-27, 30-19.

With the teams tied at four-all in game one, Stanford went on a four point run to go up 8-4. UNI pulled to within two on a Shari Vermeer kill. After trading points, the Cardinal went on a three point run to force a Panthers timeout at 13-8 on a Logan Tom kill. UNI took its second timeout at 19-13 after a Panther hitting error. The Cardinal took a timeout at 23-17 then strung together four points to take a 10 point lead on another Tom kill. A dump by setter Anna Robinson got Stanford to game point at 29-19. Ogonna Nnamani and Sara McGee combined on a block for game point (30-19). The Cardinal hit .355 for the game with four blocks.

UNI opened game two with a five point scoring run before Logan Tom scored Stanford's first point on a kill. The Cardinal pulled to within two at 6-8 on a Nnamani kill and forced a Panther timeout at 7-8 on a UNI hitting error. Stanford would tied up the game when Tom blocked an attempted dump by the Panthers setter. After trading points for a while, UNI regained the lead on a Cardinal service error. Stanford tied up the game at 21-all on a Tom kill. The two teams battled back and forth until a Cardinal kill and block for UNI to take its final timeout at 25-23. Back-to-back Nnamani kills put Stanford up 29-26 but a Cardinal service error pulled the Panthers to within three at 29-27. Nnamani would seal the game for Stanford on a kill. The Cardinal tallied seven blocks in game two while hitting .256.

Game three remained close between the two squads until Stanford went on a four point run to force a UNI timeout at 10-7 on a Panthers hitting error. The Cardinal pushed the lead to six at 16-10 on an Ashley Ivy service ace. Stanford continued to roll taking a commanding 26-17 advantage on an Ivy kill. The Cardinal reached game and match point on a block assist by Sara McGee and Lindsey Yamasaki at 29-19. A Yamasaki kill would give Stanford its first victory of the season.

For the match, Stanford hit. 343 and tallied 14 team blocks. Ogonna Nnamani notched a double-double with 11 kills and a match-high 14 digs. Middle blocker Sara McGee contributed seven kills and seven blocks on the night while rightside hitter Ashley Ivy had eight kills and two blocks. Junior setter Anna Robinson tallied 34 assists and two service aces.

The defending national champions will play the winner of the Pepperdine/Minnesota match-up later tonight.

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