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!
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.
(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
, 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
(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.
-- gotta go.