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Women's Volleyball

Alade Ignites Cardinal

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SEATTLE – Behind senior Tami Alade and sophomore Meghan McClure, the No. 2 Stanford women's volleyball team defeated No. 20 Washington, 3-0, Sunday, at Alaska Airline Arena.
Alade finished with a team-high 11 kills on 13 errorless swings and a match-best seven blocks. The middle blocker's .846 attack percentage was the highest by a Cardinal player this season with a minimum 10 attempts.
Stanford (26-1, 18-0 Pac-12) has now won 24 consecutive matches with two left in the regular season. Washington dropped to 18-10 overall and 10-8 in the conference.
McClure posted her team-best eighth double-double of the year with 10 kills and 11 digs. Junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer totaled seven kills and 13 digs.

Junior setter Jenna Gray tallied 33 assists to go with five digs, two kills and two aces. Libero Morgan Hentz racked up 17 digs and had two aces in the sweep. The junior has now reached double-digit digs in 38 consecutive matches dating back to last season.
As a team, Stanford hit .264 and tallied 9.0 blocks. The Cardinal out dug the Huskies 56-46, while both teams registered five aces.
Washington was led by Kara Bajema, who had a match-high 12 kills to go with seven digs. Husky libero Shayne McPhearson recorded a match-best 19 digs.
Stanford remains on the road next week for a pre-Thanksgiving match Wednesday at Arizona State before returning to The Farm to host California on Saturday for Senior Night.