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Number 20

Nov 23, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 6 Stanford won its 20th Pac-12 Championship outright on Wednesday with a 25-23, 26-28, 25-11, 25-14 win over Oregon State.

Stanford (23-4) improved to 18-1 in the Pac-12 as it posted is 17th consecutive victory – its longest win streak since 2018. It marks the first conference crown for the Cardinal since 2019.

Leading all players, redshirt junior Caitie Baird matched her career-high with 26 kills on a .478 attack percentage. She also recorded 12 digs for her sixth double-double of the year.

Libero Elena Oglivie, the two-time reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, racked up a career-best 28 digs to go with five assists and two aces.

Stanford hit .320 as a team while notching 67 kills, 61 digs and a season-best 12 aces. Oregon State (7-22, 2-17 Pac-12) hit .203 and out blocked Stanford 11.0 to 8.0. Five different Cardinal players registered at least two aces.

Setter Kami Miner controlled the offense with 50 assists and had four kills. The sophomore also collected eight digs and a pair of aces.

Opposite Kendall Kipp turned in 17 kills, four blocks, three digs and two aces, while outside hitter Elia Rubin added 11 kills, seven digs and three aces.

Middle blocker McKenna Vicini had a team-best five blocks to go with seven kills, while junior Annabelle Smith finished with three blocks and two kills.

Freshman Kelly Belardi had a career-high four assists, two aces and a dig off the bench. Freshman Anna Pringle tallied a career-best two digs.

Oregon State was led by outside hitter Mychael Vernon's 13 kills. Middle blocker Kinley Swan recorded 11 kills on .474 hitting and five blocks for the Beavers.

Stanford is now 73-0 all-time against Oregon State. The Cardinal has now won 23 conference titles overall, including the Nor-Cal in 1977, the WCAA in 1984 and the Pac-West in 1985.

Stanford wraps up the regular season on Friday, hosting Cal for the Big Spike at 6 p.m. on Pac-12 Bay Area. The Cardinal will recognize its departing seniors, Natalie Berty, Emily Teehan and Selina Xu, in a postmatch ceremony.