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Women's Volleyball

Cardinal Wins Five-Set Thriller

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STANFORD, Calif. – Kami Miner directed the Cardinal offense in a 25-15, 25-19, 20-25, 19-25, 15-12 win over No. 6 Oregon, Thursday, at Maples Pavilion.

The win gave No. 4 Stanford (21-3, 14-1 Pac-12) a three-match lead in the Pac-12 standings over the Ducks (21-5, 11-4 Pac-12). The Cardinal out hit Oregon, .244 to .180, and held an 11.0 to 9.0 advantage in blocks and a 6-4 edge in aces.

Opposite Kendall Kipp posted her fourth double-double of the year with 18 kills and a career-high 17 digs. The fifth-year also tallied two aces, two blocks and two assists. Outside hitter Caitie Baird also tallied 18 kills on .314 hitting to go with six digs, two blocks and an ace.

In addition to running the offense, Miner finished with seven digs, three blocks, two kills and an ace to go with 41 assists. Libero Elena Oglivie anchored the defense with a match-high 21 digs – her second-straight 20-plus dig performance and fourth of the season.
 


Stanford dominated the first set, hitting .474 while holding Oregon to a .094 clip. The Cardinal totaled seven kills and five blocks in the decisive fifth set.
 


Outside hitter Elia Rubin recorded seven kills, nine digs and three blocks, including a kill on match-point. Middle blocker Sami Francis registered a match-high seven blocks and five kills, while middle blocker McKenna Vicini had four blocks and three kills, including a solo stuff to give Stanford an 11-9 lead in the fifth set.
 



Oregon opposite Morgan Lewis had a match-high 19 kills on .405 hitting, while outside hitter Mimi Colyer added 14 kills and 13 digs. The Cardinal is now 65-7 all-time against the Ducks.

Stanford closes out a four-match homestand on Saturday against Oregon State. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.