The win gives Washington the lead in the Pac-10 standings with a 5-0 record and preserves UW's undefeated record (14-0). Stanford dips to 16-2 overall and 5-1 in the Pac-10.The road victory is just the second in Washington history against the Cardinal and the first since 1989 when the Huskies won in four games.
All-Americans Christal Morrison and Sanja Tomasevic led the Washington offense. Morrison tied her career-high with 26 kills, while hitting .550 and Tomasevic put down 20 kills in the win. Senior Brie Hagerty had 15 kills.
All-American setter Courtney Thompson dished 71 assists, while leading the defensive effort with 14 digs. Danka Danicic had 14 digs and All-American libero Candace Lee added 13.
Stanford took the 16-12 lead in game one before the Huskies scored the next four to even the score at 16-all. Washington took the lead for good at 18-17 on back-to-back kills by Darla Myhre and Hagerty. UW strung four points together on a Stanford error, a Tomasevic ace and kills by Alesha Deesing and Tomasevic to take the 24-19 lead. A Cardinal error gave Washington game-point and a Morrison kill gave the Huskies the 30-24 victory.
Game two opened even through 7-7 before Washington rattled off the next four points behind two Stanford errors and kills by Myhre and Morrison to trigger a Cardinal timeout at 11-7. The Cardinal chipped at the Huskies' lead to eventually pull even at 23-all and the teams exchanged points through 28-all. A Stanford error gave Washington game-point and a kill by Tomasevic put the game away 30-28.
Game three was a barn burner with the score tied as late as 30-all. Washington had match-point at 29-28 after a Hagerty kill but a UW attack error knotted the score at 29-29. Stanford went up 30-29 with a kill by Nji Nnamani but a kill by Hagerty tied it up at 30-all. Cynthia Barboza notched a kill to give the Cardinal game-point and a bad set by Washington gave Stanford the 32-30 victory in game three.
The Huskies never trailed in game four and used a six point run to go up 13-5. With a 22-14 Husky advantage, UW went on an 8-1 run to seal the 30-15 victory. Washington out hit the Cardinal .417 to .025 in the game.
UW returns to action next week when it hosts UCLA and USC on Oct. 13-14. Both matches are slated for 7 pm starts and the UCLA match will be televised by FSN and air Saturday morning.
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