AUSTIN, Texas – No. 2 Stanford bounced back in a big way, sweeping No. 7 Texas, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15, in its home opener, Sunday, at Gregory Gymnasium.
Playing in front of a sold out crowd, Stanford (3-1) hit a season-best .396 as a team, while holding Texas (2-2) to a .130 clip. The Cardinal put on a defensive clinic, racking up 44 digs and a season-high 13.0 blocks. It was the first win in Austin for the Cardinal since Sept. 14, 2018, and the first road sweep over the Longhorns in program history.
Setter Kami Miner controlled the offense with 35 assists and collected a season-high 14 digs for her third straight double-double. The junior also tallied three digs and an ace. Opposite Kendall Kipp had a match-high 15 kills on .343 hitting, and had season-bests in digs (10) and blocks (7).
Redshirt senior outside hitter Caitie Baird made her season debut, recording 12 kills on a .458 attack percentage, five digs, four blocks and an ace. Sophomore Elia Rubin added 14 kills on .500 hitting – matching her career-high in attack percentage. The outside hitter also posted five digs, a block and two aces.
Redshirt senior McKenna Vicini registered a match and season-best eight blocks, while junior Sami Francis had five kills on nine errorless swings (.556) to go with three blocks. Senior libero Elena Oglivie collected 10 digs and had six assists.
I'll admit my mistake. I guess practices went differently this week, now can they take the fifth and finally put this match behind them.I would check the score and see that we're up two or three points and then comeback and check only to see that Oregon has re-taken the lead. We needed to win that set to put some distance between us, if we lose the next set I don't see us pulling this one out.
I love how the phrase "playing with fire" can mean two different things, one positive and one negative. I actually misinterpreted your meaning the first time through.MW showed up late in that set with some monster swings. They were playing with fire keeping Landfair in the back.
She had a couple of real ugly receptions late in that set. I guess coach weighed the risk and would rather have that arm in the back instead of limiting the attacking options.I love how the phrase "playing with fire" can mean two different things, one positive and one negative. I actually misinterpreted your meaning the first time through.