The University of Colorado women’s volleyball team suffered a 3-0 (25-14, 25-5, 25-18) sweep to No.4-ranked Stanford at home Sunday afternoon.
The Buffs (12-16, 4-14 Pac-12) fall out of NCAA postseason eligibility with the loss as the Cardinal (22-4, 16-2 Pac-12) clinch at least a share of the 2019 Pac-12 title with the win.
Serving was the story of the match as Stanford put down 11 aces to keep Colorado out of system for a majority of the match. This played heavily into the outcome of the second set where Colorado fell 25-5 to tie the lowest score in the rally-scoring era in a set for the Buffs as well as tying Stanford’s largest margin of victory in a set. The Cardinal hit .467 with 15 kills while Colorado had two kills and a -.148 hitting percentage.
Sophomore setter Jenna Ewert led the team with 11 assists, three blocks and an ace. She also was the only player to register an errorless match with two kills on seven swings. Justine Spann had a team-high six kills while Sterling Parker had five kills and a team-high .364 hitting percentage.
Rachel Whipple led the team with 11 digs while middles Danielle Price and Meegan Hart joined Justine Spann with two blocks each. Spann also added seven digs.
Colorado has a short turnaround with an NCAA day off tomorrow before practicing Tuesday for the Wednesday match against Oregon at 2 p.m.