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Cardinal Sweeps Spartans
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/08/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – The Stanford sand volleyball team registered a 5-0 sweep over San Jose State, Tuesday, at the ACSR Sand Courts in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal moves to 2-6 on the season, while the Spartans fall to 0-9.

It marked the first shutout of the season for the Cardinal. Sophomore Inky Ajanaku and junior Kyle Gilbert clinched the win at the No. 3 spot, defeating Lauren Jacobsen and Cori O’Donoghue 22-20, 21-18.

Junior Morgan Boukather and sophomore Megan McGehee started things off for the Cardinal with a 21-4, 21-12 decision against San Jose State’s Lyndsay Albiani and Sabrina Webb in the No. 5 position.

Sophomore Madi Bugg and freshman Kelsey Humphreys, playing in the No. 4 spot, notched their first win of the year with a 21-12, 21-15 win over Brittney Diffine and Lindsay Skadeland.

Playing as the No. 1 pair, sophomore Brittany Howard and senior Carly Wopat won their third-straight dual match , defeating McKenzie Palassou and Megan Powers, 21-14, 21-13.

Junior Lauren Birks and sophomore Jordan Burgess capped off the scoring with a 21-11, 21-17 win over Kiely Pieper and Tyanna Roy.

Stanford returns to the sand on Thursday, April 10 to play host to No. 9 Saint Mary’s. The Cardinal and Gaels will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the ACSR Sand Courts.

Stanford 5, San Jose State 0
1) Brittany Howard/Carly Wopat (STAN) def. McKenzie Palassou/Megan Powers (SJSU), 21-14, 21-13
2) Lauren Birks/Jordan Burgess (STAN) def. Kiely Pieper/Tyanna Roy (SJSU), 21-11, 21-17
3) Inky Ajanaku/Kyle Gilbert (STAN) def. Lauren Jacobsen/Cori O’Donoghue (SJSU), 22-20, 21-18
4) Madi Bugg/Kelsey Humphreys (STAN) def. Brittney Diffine/Lindsay Skadeland (SJSU), 21-12, 21-15
5) Morgan Boukather/Megan McGehee (STAN) def,. Lyndsay Albiani/Sabrina Webb (SJSU), 21-4, 21-12
Exh: Merete Lutz/Dana Ritchie (STAN) def. Grace Kennedy/Ivana Vanjak (STAN), 18-21, 21-15, 16-14


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