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10-18-2007 Stanford Sweeps Arizona
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/18/2007
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Tucson , Ariz. ?C The Arizona volleyball team could not overcome a season-high 16 service errors, falling to No. 3 Stanford in three games on Thursday night in McKale Center.? Game scores were 31-29, 30-24 and 30-28.? The sweep drops the Wildcats to 12-8, 2-6 Pac-10, while the Cardinal improves to 18-1, 7-1 Pac-10.? Arizona has been swept in the last three-consecutive matches, a first since 1992.

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ˇ?How you serve determines how aggressive you are going to be,ˇ± head coach Dave Rubio said.?? ˇ?We needed to serve tougher, but there is a fine line between serving tough and making too many errors.? I thought Stanford went through the motions tonight and still was able to beat us.ˇ±

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As a team, Arizona hit .185 from the floor (47-24-124) in the match, and posted five blocks and six service aces.? Stanford hit .248 (45-15-121) as a team, registering eight blocks and five service aces.

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Individually for Arizona, junior Randy Goodenough posted her team-best ninth double-double of the season with a match-high 12 kills and 10 digs.? Sophomore Tiffany Owens finished with 11 kills on .409 hitting (11-2-22), and junior Brooke Buringrud added nine kills.? Sophomore Alanna Resch had a match-high 15 digs, and senior Katie Jackels added 10 digs.? Senior Dominque Lamb and sophomore Jacy Norton posted seven kills apiece.

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Arizona fought Stanford tough in the first game, but a season game-high 10 service errors doomed the Wildcats for a slim 31-29 loss to the Cardinal.? The two teams traded points the entire game, as there were 19 ties and six lead changes.? The game was tied at 29-29, but Stanford used a kill by Cynthia Barboza and took advantage of a Norton attack error for the two-point win.

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The Wildcats and the Cardinal were tied up early on at 6-6 in game two, but Stanford used a 4-0 mini run to take a 10-6 lead.? Arizona would battle to tie the game at 17-17, but trailed 21-18 after another Stanford rally.? UA trailed just 21-20, but Stanford responded with a 9-4 run at the end to win 30-24.

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Stanford looked in control at the start of game three, racing out to a 7-1 lead.? The Wildcats didnˇ?t give up though, rallying with an 11-5 run to tie the game at 12-12.? With the match still tied up at 20-20, Arizona used four-straight points to steal the momentum and lead 24-20.? Stanford responded right back with four-consecutive points of its own to tie things back up at 24-24.? Points would go back-and-forth down the stretch until Stanford broke a 28-28 tie with back-to-back points to win 30-28 and complete the sweep.

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Arizona will next host No. 9 California tomorrow night in McKale Center.

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