No. 5 Stanford Halts No. 4 USC's Win Streak|
Oct. 28, 2011
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Carly Wopat had 11 kills with no errors and eight blocks for a .611 night (11-0-18) as the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal swept the No. 4 USC Women of Troy, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-23), in Pac-12 Conference action. The loss snapped the Trojans' 12-match win streak.
Alex Jupiter led USC (17-4, 12-2) with 16 kills and 11 digs while Sara Shaw had nine kills and 11 digs. Stanford (17-3, 11-3) hit .339 as a team with Rachel Williams getting a double-double on 14 kills and 13 digs while Karissa Cook recorded 41 assists, 12 digs and three assists. The Cardinal out-blocked the Women of Troy by a 13-4 margin.
Jupiter now has 1,700 career kills, becoming only the second player in USC history to reach that milestone.
"I think our transition attack worked against us tonight," said USC head coach Mick Haley. "We need to get back to basics after tonight. I think we did some good things, but we need to cut down on our hitting errors."
USC travels to No. 2 California for a 7 p.m. match tomorrow night that will be tape-delayed for broadcast by FOX Sports Net with Paul Sunderland and Holly McPeak calling the action. Paul Duchesne will provide an audio webcast on usctrojans.com.
Notes: with UCLA's win tonight at Cal, USC and UCLA are now tied for first place in the Pac-12 Conference standings with a 12-2 mark while Stanford and Cal are one back at 11-3...Alex Jupiter is now in second place after passing Jasmina Marinkovic on USC's career kills list (1,699 from 1995-98)...Jupiter needs 99 kills to tie the school record, held by Jennifer Kessy (1,799 from 1995-98).
USC 18-14-23 STAN 25-25-25