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Battle Won in Seattle

Oct 30, 2022

SEATTLE – In a complete team effort, No. 8 Stanford battled back to defeat No. 19 Washington, 25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-5, Sunday, at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Stanford (16-4, 11-1 Pac-12) left no doubt in the decisive fifth set, hitting .467 and holding the Huskies without a kill. The Cardinal hit over .400 in all three sets it won on Sunday.

The Cardinal's pin hitters each reached the 20-kill mark against the Huskies. Freshman Elia Rubin had a match-high 21 kills, while senior Kendall Kipp and redshirt junior Caitie Baird had 20 apiece.

For the match, Stanford hit .333 and racked up 13.5 blocks, 62 digs and six aces. Washington posted a .250 attack percentage and had 7.0 blocks, 57 digs and two aces.

Baird's season-high 20 kills came on .370 hitting and had 12 digs for her fifth double-double of the season. The outside hitter also registered a season-high five blocks. She found her stride at the service line in the fifth set, reeling off seven straight including a pair of aces.

Kipp hit .349 and had five digs and three blocks for the match. The Newport Beach native recorded four kills and a block in the fifth set.

Setter Kami Miner controlled the offense with 47 assists and tallied 11 digs for her team-best seventh double-double of the year. Libero Elena Oglivie posted her third 20-dig match of the season and matched her career-high with nine assists.

Middle blockers McKenna Vicini and Annabelle Smith each notched six blocks and combined for four kills. Smith made her fifth start of the season in place of Sami Francis, who did not make the trip to Washington.

The Huskies were led by outside hitter Claire Hoffman's 20 kills and nine digs. Setter Ella May Powell had 43 assists, eight digs and three kills.

Stanford has now won 10 consecutive matches and is 58-20 all-time against Washington. The Cardinal is 12-1 on the road this season – the most road victories in the nation.

Stanford returns to The Farm next week, playing host to Utah on Friday and Colorado on Sunday. The Cardinal will celebrate 50 years of Title IX along with the program's first Final Four (1982) and national championship (1992) teams against the Utes.