No. 3 Stanford ladies’s volleyball (13-2, 6-0 Pac-12) continued its unbelievable season with a 3-1 win towards the College of Washington (11-6, 2-4 Pac-12) and a 3-1 victory over No. 4 Washington State (15-2, 5-1 Pac-12).
With robust exhibiting in back-to-back video games towards high opponents, Stanford closed the weekend with a seven-game profitable streak.
Thee Friday recreation started tight with redshirt senior center blocker McKenna Vicini hitting a kill for Stanford and freshman outdoors hitter Kierstyn Barton hitting one for Washington. The Cardinal, nevertheless, shortly turned the 5-5 tie right into a 12-5 lead, that includes junior setter Kami Miner’s two service aces. Set one resulted in an distinctive 25-15 victory for Stanford.
Washington began the second set with an 8-7 lead, just for Stanford to reply with a 4-0 run. The groups have been tied 13-13 and later 17-17, however the set ended with a detailed 25-21 victory for Washington.
Stanford began the third set robust with a 10-3 lead that includes numerous aces from sophomore outdoors hitter Elia Rubin and junior defensive specialist Taylor Beaven. Although the Huskies labored to shut the hole, they might not attain the Cardinal, who responded shortly to Washington’s makes an attempt.
Set three ended with a 25-19 victory for Stanford, due to a 3-0 run from the crew that featured fifth-year reverse Kendall Kipp’s kills and senior libero Elena Oglivie’s service ace.
The ultimate set started with a robust 5-1 lead for Stanford. The Huskies tried to match the Cardinal with a 6-6 tie, however Stanford pushed by means of with a 5-0 win to guide 11-6.
The sport featured a pair forwards and backwards runs, finally settling the sport at 19-15 with a kill from Rubin, a service ace from Kipp and a compelled assault error from Vicini’s block. With a service error from Washington, the set ended with a 25-21 victory for the Cardinal.
The crew, nevertheless, was not achieved simply but, as Sunday’s match towards Washington State gifted the Cardinal one other thrilling victory.
Set one featured an extremely offensive recreation from each the Cougars and the Cardinal. The set was tight, with kills from each groups matching one another’s factors for all the recreation. A kill from Rubin and Vicini pushed Stanford forward to 30-29, and redshirt senior outdoors hitter Caitie Baird’s kill completed the set for Stanford at 31-29.
Set two began no totally different. The No. 4 and No. 3 groups battled it out on the courtroom. Washington State began with a 0-4 lead, however kills from Kipp, Rubin and Vicini and an ace from Timmer allowed the Cardinal to push previous at a 11-7 lead. The crew fought arduous this set, and Baird’s consecutive kills gave the Cardinal a 29-27 set two win.
Washington State began the third set with an early 3-8 lead. Stanford responded with kills from Miner, Vicini, Kipp, Rubin and Baird that, paired with three service aces, led to a 18-19 level distinction with Stanford just one behind. Set 3 closed out with a 23-25 win for WSU.
Set 4 was a important one and the Cardinal performed accordingly. The highest-five groups battled it out, with kills from Baird, Rubin and Kipp, in addition to an ace from Baird setting the crew at a 19-13 lead. The Cougars tried to achieve the Cardinal’s kill charge, however have been unable to, in the end dealing with defeat as Baird as soon as extra ended the 25-18 set with a kill.
After the sport, Baird mentioned that the crew centered on enjoying set 4 as strongly as they might.
The three-1 recreation was not solely a victory for Stanford, but additionally featured many unbelievable accomplishments from the Cardinal. The crew ranged from 13 to twenty set kills, in comparison with their 14.6 set common, and the sport additionally noticed 10 aces from Stanford — an excellent excessive, particularly for a top-five matchup.
After the sport, ladies’s volleyball coach Kevin Hambly emphasised the significance of the crew’s offense-heavy technique. The seventh-year Stanford head coach advised The Each day that though there have been quite a few service errors throughout the recreation, the aggressive offensive technique was wanted within the context of the sport, particularly with the excessive variety of aces every crew served.
Rubin tied her profession kill depend at 21 kills and 10 digs and Miner held a 59 help depend, simply an help off from her profession depend. Oglivie’s 27 digs weren’t just one shy of her career-high, however resulted in a season finest. Senior outdoors hitter Malia Tufuga confirmed a robust protection to the Washington State crew with a match-high of seven blocks, two of which have been solo.
Stanford volleyball returns to Maples Pavilion to host its LA slate subsequent: USC on Oct. 13 and UCLA on Oct. 15.