Nov. 2, 1997
Women's Volleyball Falls to No. 4 Stanford
STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Kristin Folkl (St. Louis, MO/St. Josephs Academy) had a career-high 33 kills to lead No. 4 Stanford University (22-2 overall, 13-0 in the Pac-10) to a 15-3, 15-7, 11-15, 15-2 win over No. 7 USC (17-4, 9-4) on Sunday afternoon at Maples Pavilion. Folkl, who hit .492 in the match, set her previous career high on September 6 of this season against Penn State.
The Cardinal now leads the Pac-10 by four games over Arizona, Washington, Washington State and USC with five games remaining. The Cardinal can clinch a tie for its fourth straight Pac-10 title with a win at Arizona State (12-11, 3-9) on Friday.
Stanford easily won the first two games by jumping out to a 7-0 lead in game one and scoring 10 of the final 12 points in game two. USC then jumped out to a 14-8 lead in game three, and held on for the 15-11 win. It marked just the second time Stanford has lost a game in the Pac-10 this season. The Cardinal then scored the first nine points of game four en route to its 17th straight win.
Freshman Antoinette Polk (Sacramento, CA/El Camino HS) had a team-high 15 kills for the Trojans, while junior Jennifer Kessy (San Juan Capistrano, CA/Dana Hills HS) added 18 digs and 13 kills.
Senior Lisa Sharpley (Los Altos, CA/Los Altos HS) added 54 assists and 16 digs for the Cardinal, while sophomore Sarah Clark (Kamuela, HI/Hawaii Prep) added 10 kills.