Tom Tallies 17 Kills In Sweep Of No. 17 Washington State

Oct. 17, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - Senior outside hitter Logan Tom tallied a match-high 17 kills as the No. 6 ranked Stanford women's volleyball team swept No. 17 Washington State, 3-0, tonight at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. Game scores were 30-28, 30-22, 30-24.

The Cardinal improve to 15-3, 6-2 in the Pac-10 while the Cougars fall to 14-4, 4-4 in league play.

Game one remained close between the two teams with eight ties and five lead changes. Stanford called its first timeout after a Cougar block gave WSU the 24-23 edge. The Cardinal came back to tie the game at 26-all and take the lead after a Washington State hitting error. A kill by Logan Tom gave Stanford game point at 29-27 and a service error by Cougar LaToya Harris ended the game at 30-28.

Washington State staked a 9-5 lead to open game two and had a 15-14 advantage at the media timeout. Stanford fought back to take the lead at 17-16 on an Ogonna Nnamani kill. With the Cougars trailing by only one at 20-21, the Cardinal would put together a seven point run to go up 28-20 on a block by Jennifer Harvey and Logan Tom. A Tom kill gave Stanford game point and another Cardinal block (Harvey/Lindsey Yamasaki) ended the game 30-22.

Stanford never trailed in game three and opened a 7-2 lead to start off. They led 15-10 at the media timeout after a block solo by Harvey. A Cougar hitting error gave the Cardinal a 23-19 advantage while a Yamasaki/Sara McGee block put Stanford up 26-22. Another block, this time by McGee and Katie Goldhahn gave the Cardinal game and match point at 29-24. McGee and Goldhahn combined again for a block to end the match at 30-24.

Ogonna Nnamani contributed 10 kills to the Stanford effort while Sara McGee led the team and the match with eight blocks and added nine kills on the evening. Middle blocker Jennifer Harvey notched seven blocks and two service aces as well. Lindsey Yamasaki and Leahi Hall led the Cardinal with nine digs each.

Washington State was led by Adrian Hankoff's 14 kills and Kortney Jantaas' match-high 11 digs.

Stanford is next in action tomorrow night at 7 p.m. against Washington in Maples Pavilion.

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