No. 4 Stanford ladies’s volleyball (22-3, 15-1 Pac-12) defeated No. 6 Oregon (22-5, 12-4 Pac-12) 3-2 on Thursday night, adopted by a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon towards Oregon State (10-16, 5-11 Pac-12). The victory on Saturday took this system’s file towards the Beavers to 75-0.
The Cardinal totaled 47 digs and 7 aces towards Oregon State, additionally matching their season-high 14.5 blocks.
Each groups battled it out level after level for the primary set. A robust kill by redshirt senior center blocker McKenna Vicini and a service ace by sophomore outdoors hitter Elia Rubin had the viewers roaring at Maples, with Stanford solely a degree behind the Beavers.
Set one additionally featured sophomore defensive specialist Anna Pringle — a Stanford participant seen an increasing number of on the court docket — hitting a service ace and her first collegiate dig-kill.
“It’s all the time tremendous enjoyable to be on the market. Everybody on the court docket is simply among the best gamers within the nation,” Pringle mentioned. “Being surrounded by them and the way supportive they’re … it’s been tremendous enjoyable. Particularly entering into and constantly serving, I feel I’ve gotten higher all through the season simply because I’ve gotten extra comfy with everybody.”
The gang remained captivated because the Beavers and Cardinal battled it out in a rally, and a kill by fifth-year reverse Kendall Kipp speared the Stanford lead into certainty. The Beavers had been left within the mud at 17-13 for Stanford. Stanford was on a run — a sneaky tip by Vicini and ace by redshirt senior outdoors hitter Caitie Baird stored the group roaring. A kill by junior center blocker Sami Francis settled the rating at 25-17, giving Stanford a 1-0 lead in units.
The Cardinal got here out with much more combat in set two, holding the Beavers to .182 hitting share. Francis’s explosive kill let the Beavers know what to anticipate for the set.
Senior libero Elena Oglivie’s crowd-rousing dig discovered junior setter Kami Miner, who arrange Kipp for her powerhouse kill — one other robust Cardinal possession.
A kill by Kipp closed one other set in favor of Stanford: 25-17.
Set two noticed varied coach’s challenges from each groups, notably head coach Kevin Hambly’s problem of an out-of-bounds name rewarding Stanford a degree. One other coach’s problem in set three that favored Oregon State sparked a refrain of disapproval from Cardinal followers.
Regardless of nice kills from Baird, Kipp and Vicini that tried to shrink the Beaver’s lead, Oregon State gained set three at 21-25.
Set 4 was the Cardinal’s greatest but with a hitting share of .478.
“We made some good changes once they got here after us,” Hambly mentioned in regards to the staff’s efficiency within the third and fourth set. “They didn’t again down, so credit score to them, and I feel we did the identical factor proper originally [of set four].”
Off the bat, Stanford dominated the fourth set with a 8-1 lead.
A block by Baird and Vicini contributed to Stanford’s spectacular efficiency. They held the Beavers to a .115 hitting share all through the set and continued pressuring offensively. Set 4 noticed one other good play by Rubin, as she tipped in one other level for Stanford.
The Cardinal’s five-point run left Oregon State struggling to shut the deficit, and a kill by Rubin concluded set 4 25-13, tallying one other win for Stanford.
Oregon State’s defeat adopted a tense five-set match towards Oregon on Thursday. Each wins noticed nice highs for Stanford gamers.
On Thursday, Kipp achieved her fourth double-double of the 12 months, with 18 kills and a career-high of 17 digs. Oglivie’s defensive prowess resulted in her second-straight 20-plus dig efficiency — her fourth of the season — with a match-high 21 digs.
In opposition to Oregon State, the Cardinal earned extra profession and season highs. Francis tied her profession greatest .667 assault share, and Baird and Kipp tied for a game-high of 13 kills. Baird posted a season-high 5 blocks, 4 digs, two assists and an ace, and Rubin had a match-high of 15 digs. Pringle performed all 4 units, matching her career-high of six digs and an ace, along with her first collegiate kill. Vicini hit .533 with eight kills on 15 errorless makes an attempt and achieved a season-high 10 blocks.
“The objective on the finish of the season is to win a nationwide championship, however we are able to’t try this with out caring for the matches in entrance of us,” Vicini mentioned. “The Pac-12 convention is basically robust … [We’re] ensuring that we’re making ready correctly for every recreation realizing that everybody goes to return out preventing.”
Stanford ladies’s volleyball continues pushing forward, enjoying on the highway towards UCLA (16-10, 8-8 Pac-12) on Friday and No. 25 USC (17-9, 11-5 Pac-12) on Sunday for his or her last Pac-12 away-game slate.