Women's Volleyball

Stanford Hands Louisville First Loss

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 5 Stanford hit .426 in the final three sets to come-from-behind to defeat No. 2 Louisville, 22-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-12, Sunday, at the KFC Yum! Center.

Stanford (7-2) handed Louisville (9-1) its first loss of the season, hitting .329 for the match. Playing in its first five-set match of the season, the Cardinal recorded a season-high 70 digs to go with 10.0 blocks and two aces.

Outside hitter Caitie Baird had a match and season-high 23 kills, seven digs and a block. Opposite Kendall Kipp totaled 18 kills, eight digs and four blocks, while outside hitter Elia Rubin finished with 16 kills on .481 hitting, 14 digs, four assists, a block and an ace.

Setter Kami Miner dished out a season-high 58 assists to go with four kills, nine digs and three blocks. Senior libero Elena Oglivie racked up a match and season-high 23 digs and had five assists and an ace.

Middle blocker Sami Francis hit .429 with eight kills and a season-best six blocks. Redshirt senior McKenna Vicini, from nearby Lexington, Kentucky, tallied four blocks, two kills and an assist and a dig. Sophomore defensive specialist Anna Pringle collected a career-high six digs.

Louisville had five players register double-digit kills, led by outside hitter Anna DeBeer with 17. Outside hitter Charitie Luper added 12 kills, 15 digs and two aces.

Up next, Stanford opens Pac-12 play on Tuesday at Cal. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.