BYU at Stanford - results, long version

BYU at Stanford - results, long version

Post by Mark Kaminsk » Sun, 26 Sep 1999 04:00:00

As I mentioned, Stanford won in 3 (15-11, 15-7, 15-10).

Stanford injury report:
  Robyn Lewis - played in game 3; not fully recovered, though.
  Tara Conrad - played the whole match (front row and some back row)
  Lindsey Yamasaki - played some (front row but mostly back); not
    fully recovered yet.
  Logan Tom - MRI was negative; played the whole match
  Michelle Chambers - shoulder not ready yet; expected back soon
  Jennifer Detmer - abdominal muscles tightened up after playing
    some yesterday; did not play today.

When they get healthy, look out!

Game 1

Stanford played Lindsay Kagawa (S), Tara Conrad (Jaimi Gregory
played back row) and Sara Sandrik (MB), Sarah Clark (Lindsey
Yamasaki played the middle of the game, from 6-6 to 12-9) and
Logan Tom (OH), and Kerri Walsh (OPP).

BYU played Anna-Lena Smith (S), Nina Puikkonen and Jackie Bundy
(MB), Mari Carpenter (Natalie Whittaker played back row) and
Caroline Bower (OH), and Melissa Layton (OPP).

Scoring (as usual, comma indicates side-out Stanford score first):

, 0-2, 1-2, 1-3, 4-3, 4-4, , , 5-4, , 6-4, 6-6, (with the last
side-out on a Kagawa roof - the first of two)  end of first rotation.

7-6, , , 7-7, , 7-8, , , , , [9-8 on a rotation error on a let serve;
10-8 when BYU double hit on a set attempt, 11-8 when BYU touched the
net just before their hit found open court - at this point BYU
called T-O] , , [end of 2nd rotation].

, , , 12-9, , 12-11 [Stanford T-O] , [Smith made a great diving set,
but the hit was into the net for 13-11; Stanford roofed BYU for
14-11 and the last BYU T-O - only two per game allowed] 15-11
on a mistimed quick set from Kagawa to Conrad that Conrad was
able to tip into the middle of area 6 (middle back) - no one
was home for BYU.

Game 2

(same players for both sides, except that Clark played the whole
game while Yamasaki stayed "on the bench" - the quotes are
because Stanford's reserves stand, and they have chairs
rather than a bench, anyway)

, , 0-2, 2-2, 2-3, , , , , 3-3, , [Kagawa's second roof for 4-3],
[end of the first rotation]

, 5-3, , [BYU T-O at 7-3 after a nice kill down the line by Tom]
[ace for 8-3, Sandrik killed an overpass for 9-3, ace for 10-3
and the second BYU T-O, Walsh set Sandrik on the slide for 11-3,
ace for 12-3, and finally Stanford got called for a lift to side out],
12-4, 13-4, , , 14-4, 14-5, , , , [End of the second rotation].

, , , , , , , , [ace for 14-7 as no one went for a short serve
in the middle; Stanford called T-O] 14-7, , , , [End of the
third rotation].

, ace for 15-7 as BYU called it long, but it landed in.

BYU held off nine game points before Stanford finally won it on
the tenth.

Game 3:

(same players as game 1, with Yamasaki playing from 3-1 to 7-8,
but Robyn Young came in at 4-5 and finished the match).

2-0, 2-1 [then BYU went into the net on what would otherwise have
been a good block to tie the score] , , , , , 3-1, , , , [Stanford
put up the roof - but touched the net for the side-out] , ,
[end of the first rotation].

, 3-3, , , 4-3, 4-4, , 4-5, 5-5, 5-6, , [no one home for BYU on a
quick back-set] , [end of the second rotation].

6-6, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, , , , , 8-8, , , 8-9, [end of the 3rd rotation].

[BYU called T-O after two impressive Tom kills and a Stanford block
made it 11-9; Tom had another kill - after a nice Stanford dig -
for 12-9; a Stanford roof made it 13-9 and BYU called their last
T-O] 14-9, 14-10, , , and a BYU hitting error made it 15-10.

Impressions:  Logan Tom is good!  With higher sets, she'd be even
better (I had the same impression for Kristin Folkl - the best hits
I saw from her were when Kerri Walsh set her high).  BYU hitting
the slide was hard to stop - the key is to keep them from passing
well so they can't set it.  KZSU said that Tom is averaging
nearly an ace per game - last year Brook Coulter averaged about
.7 and set a Pac-10 record.

Mark

-- gotta go.