No. 2 Stanford sweeps Arizona in three sets
Arizona's Devyn Cross (13) and Elizabeth Shelton (17) block against William and Mary on Sept. 15.
No. 2 Stanford sweeps Arizona 25-21, 25-21, 25-7 in three quick matches at the Maples Pavilion on Friday night, making Arizona 1-2 in conference, 7-5 overall.
Both sets before halftime were neck and neck but the Wildcats were only able to score 49 points against undefeated Stanford, who after tonight are now 3-0 in conference play, 11-2 overall.
Stanford’s serving errors kept Arizona in the game up until halftime. After halftime, Coach Rubio had to call back-to-back timeouts when down 7-4 then 9-4, and it was all downhill from there for the Wildcats.
The freshman were able to show what they can do tonight, seeing more playing time than usual. Freshman Candice Denny played in all three matches, and ended the night with 4 kills out of 6 attempts, giving her a hitting percentage of 500.
Katie Smoot played in all 3 sets as well, ending with an ace, a dig, and a kill. Freshman Paige Whipple saw the court and entered the court in set 3, but didn't put up the numbers seen in non- conference. Whipple’s one attempt was an error.
Arizona out attacked Stanford, 95-93, but at the end of the day, kills matter. Stanford had 43 kills, where Arizona had 30. Arizona doubled Stanford in Attacking errors, ending the night with 26 errors. Stanford had 10.
Junior Kendra Dahlke ended the night with a team high of 12 kills with 5 digs. Jade Turner had Arizona’s one and only block of the night. Stanford had 14 blocks, where Arizona only had 1 block, but 2 blocking errors.
Arizona will take on Cal Sunday at 11 a.m. Cal is currently 9-4 and 0-2 in Pac-12 play. Both teams are looking for a win after suffering two losses.
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