Feb. 15, 2013
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Brian Cook had 21 kills and led No. 3 Stanford to a strong hitting night in a 22-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-21 men's volleyball victory over No. 8 Cal State Northridge in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play on Friday night.
Stanford (9-4 overall, 6-4 MPSF) had a season-high .466 hitting percentage, including .692 during the pivotal second and third sets when the Cardinal rallied to pull ahead. The Cardinal had only two hitting errors during that stretch, with Cook taking 14 swings without an error, and had 11 kills.
Steven Irvin had 14 kills and only two errors (.533) and had eight digs, and Cook hit .459. Setter James Shaw had 52 assists, a team season-high for a four-set match, as the Cardinal earned its sixth consecutive victory in the series against the Matadors (6-5, 4-5).
Stanford, which closed within 1½ games of first-place BYU (8-3, 7-2) next plays at No. 4 Long Beach State (10-4, 8-3) on Saturday night at 7:30.