The University of Colorado women’s volleyball suffered a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-16, 25-17) on the road Sunday afternoon to No.18-ranked Stanford to close out a four-match road streak.
The Buffaloes (12-5, 3-5 Pac-12) couldn’t stop the Cardinal (11-5, 6-2 Pac-12) who finished hitting .345 with nine service aces and all five of its hitters hitting greater than .333.
“When playing a team as big and physical as Stanford we needed to serve well to get them out of system and pass well in serve receive so that we can be deceptive offensively. We served well at times but couldn’t capitalize – we didn’t defend well when they were in one-option,” Colorado head coach Jesse Mahoney said. “Unfortunately we didn’t pass well enough to get our middles and Jill enough good looks to be effective. We did have some bright spots and I was happy with Maya and Jahara taking some big swings. Our upcoming matches against the Arizonas are really important as we finish out the first half of conference play.”
Jahara Campbell had a strong offensive performance for CU with eight errorless kills for a .381 hitting percentage.
Jill Schneggenburger added six kills on a .294 hitting percentage while Maya Tabron hit five kills. Jenna Ewert finished with 20 assists, six digs and four blocks from the setter position.
The Buffs blocking was a high point with nine in the match as Meegan Hart led all players with five and was joined by Ewert and Alexia Kuehl with four each. Campbell, Schneggenburger and Tabron each added a pair. Brynna DeLuzio tied for the match-best in digs with 14 while Schneggenburger added seven.
The Cardinal were led by Caitie Baird with 14 kills while hitting .414. She was joined by Kendall Kipp with 13 hitting .346, Sami Francis with 12 hitting .333 and Holly Campbell with nine hitting .412.
The Buffaloes return home to close out the first half of Pac-12 play with matches against Arizona Friday at 6 p.m. and against Arizona State Sunday at noon.