Ogonna Nnamani Has 17 Kills In 3-0 Sweep Of Oregon

Oct. 25, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - Sophomore outside hitter Ogonna Nnamani had a match-high 17 kills while hitting .371 as the sixth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team swept conference opponent Oregon tonight in Maples Pavilion. Game scores were 30-21, 31-29, 30-21.

The Cardinal improve to 18-3, 8-2 in the Pac-10 while the Ducks fall to 10-14, 0-10 in league play.

Stanford opened up a 6-2 lead in game one and was up 15-10 at the media timeout after an Oregon hitting error. A kill by Jennifer Harvey put the Cardinal up 20-14 while an Ogonna Nnamani kill gave Stanford the 26-8 edge. Nnamani's seventh kill of the match put the Cardinal at game point at 29-21. A Duck error closed out the game at 30-21 in favor of Stanford.

After the Cardinal raced to a 7-3 lead in game two, Oregon fought back to tie up the game 7-7. A five point Stanford run put the Cardinal up 12-8 but the Ducks inched back to close the gap to three points at the media timeout, trailing 12-15. With Stanford leading 23-19, Oregon went on a four-point run to tie the game up at 23-all. The two teams tied again at 26-all and at 28-all. The Ducks reached game point at 29-28 on a block but an Oregon service error tied the game up at 29-all. Back-to-back kills by middle blocker Sara McGee gave Stanford the 31-29 win.

The Cardinal took a 15-8 advantage into the media timeout in game three. Stanford extended the lead to 20-9 on a service ace and were up 12 points at 25-13 after a Sara Duke's kill. The Cardinal reached game and match point on a McGee kill at 29-19. Oregon held off two match points before McGee slammed home another kill to win the game 30-21.

Senior Logan Tom added 11 kills and a team-high nine digs to the Cardinal effort. Setter Anna Robinson tallied 29 assists and a team-high five blocks on the night. Sara McGee added nine kills and three blocks while sophomore Leahi Hall had seven digs and a service ace. Opposite hitter Ashley Ivy tallied five kills, eight digs and four blocks as well.

The Ducks were led by Dariam Acevedo's 10 kills and Lindsay Murphy's match-high 13 digs.

Stanford is next in action tomorrow night, taking on Oregon State at 7 p.m. in Maples Pavilion.

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