No. 4 Cardinal Upset No. 1 Hawaii In 3-0 Sweep
Nov. 10, 2002
Honolulu, Hawaii - For the second consecutive week in a row, the No. 4 ranked Stanford women's volleyball team upset the No. 1 team in the nation, with a 3-0 sweep of top-ranked Hawaii before a sell-out crowd of 10,252 in the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hi. Game scores were 31-29, 30-28, 30-24.
The Cardinal improve to 24-3 on the year while the Rainbow Wahines take their first loss of the season and drop to 23-1.
Game one opened with the two teams trading points until the Wahines went on a five point run to take the 13-9 advantage. The Cardinal answered with a five point run of their own to go up 15-14 at the media timeout. Hawaii stormed back with another five point run to take a 19-16 lead. Stanford called thier first timeout trailing 17-20 after a Cardinal service error. Stanford came back to pull within one at 22-23 on a block by Sara McGee and Anna Robinson. The Cardinal took the lead at 28-27 on an Ashley Ivy kill. Hawaii tied the game at 29-all after holding off the second Cardinal game point. A kill by Ivy and a block by McGee and Robinson gave Stanford the 31-29 win.
Game two wsa also a battle between the two squads with the Cardinal again leading 15-14 at the media timeout. A dump by Anna Robinson would put Stanford up 21-17 and force a Wahines timeout. But Hawaii would fight back to within three at 21-24 after a Willoughby kill. They took their second timeout trailing 21-26. Hawaii closed to within two at 24-26 and held off Stanford's first game point at 29-27 with another Willoughby kill. The Cardinal would win game two on their second try, 30-28, on a Hawaii service error.
Hawaii jumped out to a 6-3 lead to open game three but Stanford would tie the game at 7-all and take a 15-9 lead into the media timeout. Hawaii took their first timeout after the Cardinal extended their lead to 18-10 after a Wahines hitting error. Hawaii closed to within four at 21-25 to force a Stanford timeout but the Cardinal would score three of the next four points to go up 28-22 on an Ogonna Nnamani kill. Stanford reached game and match point on another Nnamani kill while Sara McGee wrapped up the game 30-24 with a kill.
For the Cardinal, Logan Tom had 16 kills and nine digs while Sara McGee added 11 kills and three blocks while hitting at a .471 clip. Ashley Ivy chipped in nine kills and a match-high 16 digs on the night. Setter Anna Robinson had 49 assists, six digs and three blocks for Stanford.
Hawaii was led by Kim Willoughby's match-high 20 kills and 15 digs. Lily Kahumoku added 19 kills and 10 digs.