#2 Stanford Sweeps #4 Texas in Midweek Showdown

  0 Nathan Keil | September 12th, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News, Pac 12

#2 STANFORD DEF. #4 TEXAS 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 32-30)

#2 Stanford hosted #4 Texas in the first match of a home and home series to be played this week. The Cardinal swept the Longhorns Tuesday night. The series shifts to Austin, Texas, the Longhorns’ home turf on Friday.

Stanford scored the first eight points of the opening set, putting the Cardinal in the driver’s seat early. Stanford kept the pressure up in running away with the first set, 25-15. The Cardinal did a little bit of everything, hitting .500 on the attack without committing an error and adding five blocks and three aces, while forcing nine Texas errors.

In the second set, the two powerhouses traded punches. Stanford enjoyed its largest lead at 11-8, but Texas kept on the attack, and took the lead at 19-18. The Cardinal used a 3-0 spurt to move back in front and held off the Longhorns 25-22 to take a two sets to zero lead.

Texas gave Stanford all it could handle in the third, trying to avoid the sweep. The Longhorns and Cardinal went back and forth and it was Texas, who had numerous opportunities to force a fourth set, but ultimately could not. The Longhorns drew their first set point at 25-24, but a kill by Stanford outside hitter Kathryn Plummer evened the score again.

Texas would get four more set points, including at 30-29, but three straight kills from the Cardinal finished off the Longhorns.


  • Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer, the VolleyMob Player of the Week and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, tallied 13 kills, 10 digs, and served up three aces. Audriana Fitzmorris registered 11 kills.
  • Texas middle blocker Brionne Butler led the Longhorns with 11 kills, while outside hitter Micaya White notched nine.
  • Despite hitting .225 to the Cardinal’s .286, the Longhorns tallied more kills than Stanford, 43-39.
  • Texas took numerous chances from the service line, committing 14 errors, while recording just four aces.
  • Stanford honored all first responders by giving them free tickets in commemoration of Hometown Heroes Night.
  • Stanford improves to 19-7 all-time against Texas, including sweeping the Longhorns in last year’s Stanford regional final.
  • Stanford extends its winning steak at Maples Pavilion to 22 straight overall.
  • The last time Texas defeated Stanford was in 2013 as part of the Nike Volleyball Big Four Classic, in Austin, Texas.


  •  The two teams will collide again on Friday, this time at Gregory Gymnasium. Match time is slated for 9 p.m. ET.

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