No. 13 Volleyball Drops To No. 4 Stanford, 3-0

Sept. 27, 2003

STANFORD, Calif.- The 13th-ranked Washington volleyball team (11-2, 2-2 Pac-10) lost to fourth-ranked Stanford, 3-0, this evening at the Maples Pavilion. The Huskies, who entered the weekend with the nations best hitting percentage, hit just .165 against the Cardinal en route to the 23-30, 31-33, 24-30 loss.

Sanja Tomasevic (Uzice, Yugoslavia) was Washington's leading scorer, posting 11 kills, while Kaitlin Leck (Carson City, Nev.) added 10 kills.

UW's best opportunity to shift the momentum in its favor was in Game Two when the Huskies overcame a six point deficet at 29-23 to knot the score at 29-all. Brie Hagerty (Defiance, Ohio) followed with one of her eight kills on the night to give Washington the 30-29 advantage but the Huskies were unable to capitalized. Stanford's Ogonna Nnamani tallied three kills in the final moments to lift the Cardinal to the 31-33 victory.

Washington held the advantage in blocks over the Cardinal, who currently lead the nation with 3.61 blocks per game. The Huskies notched 12 blocks on the night versus Stanford's nine. Tomasevic led UW with five blocks, while Courtney Thompson (Kent, Wash.), Kara Bjorklund (Olympia, Wash.) and Darla Myhre (Victoria, British Columbia) each chipped in four.

Libba Lawrence (West Linn, Ore.) anchored the Husky defense with 13 digs.

Washington resumes Pac-10 action next weekend when it hosts No. 8 UCLA and No. 1 USC on Oct. 3-4. Game times are slated for 7 p.m.

Washington lost to Stanford (Stanford, Calif.) Sept. 27, 2003

Washington (11-2, 2-2 Pac-10) lost to Stanford (10-2, 4-0 Pac-10), (23-30, 31-33, 24-30)

Kills: UW 43 (Tomasevic 11), Stanford 60 (Nnamani 19); Assists: UW 38 (Thompson 34), Stanford 54 (Goldhahn 45); Services Aces: UW 0, Stanford 3; Digs: UW 43 (Lawrence 11), Stanford 57 (Goldhahn 17); Team Blocks: UW 13, Stanford 9.

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