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BERKELEY, Calif. – No. 4 Stanford opened Pac-12 play with a sweep over Cal, 25-19, 25-22, 25-19, Tuesday, at Haas Pavilion.

As a team, Stanford (8-2, 1-0 Pac-12) hit .228 while holding Cal (11-1, 0-1 Pac-12) to a .076 clip – the lowest by an opponent this season. The Cardinal out dug the Bears, 49-46, and posted a season-high 14.5 blocks.

Middle blocker Sami Francis led the team with nine kills on .438 hitting and three blocks, while McKenna Vicini added seven kills on a .417 attack percentage and a season-high nine blocks.

Setter Kami Miner controlled the offense with 35 assists and had three kills, two digs and two blocks. Libero Elena Oglivie totaled 12 digs and an ace.

Opposite Kendall Kipp notched nine kills to go with seven digs, five blocks and an ace, while outside hitter Caitie Baird also had nine kills, five digs, four blocks and an ace. Sophomore Elia Rubin finished with six kills, a career-high 19 digs, three aces and three blocks.

Cal, which suffered its first loss of the season, was led by freshman Maggie Li who had a match-high 10 kills, nine digs and an ace.

The Cardinal has won six straight meetings versus the Golden Bears.

Stanford remains on the road this weekend, traveling to Boulder for a date with Colorado on Sunday at 11 a.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks.