The No. 2 Stanford Cardinal defeated the third-ranked Texas Longhorns volleyball squad 25-15, 25-22, 32-30 in Stanford, Calif. Tuesday night.
Stanford outhit Texas .286 to .225. They also had nine aces in the contest and led 10-5 in blocks.
Kathryn Plummer led the Cardinal with 13 kills while Audriana Fitzmorris made 11 kills on the night. Plummer also had 10 digs in a double-double effort.
Tami Alade made six blocks, leading all players.
Brionne Butler was a bright spot for the Longhorns. The freshman registered 11 kills and three blocks on the night while hitting .318.
Micaya White had nine kills for Texas and tied for the lead with seven digs. Freshman Logan Eggleston added seven kills and two aces.
The Cardinal started the match hot, hitting .500 in the first set on the way to a 10-point win.
Stanford kept it going despite getting outhit by Texas .267 to .179 in the second set.
The Longhorns nearly extended the match, but fell 32-30 in the third set.
Stanford has beaten Texas in the two straight NCAA tournaments, including the 2016 meeting in the NCAA’s championship game. Five Longhorns who appeared in that match are still on the roster.
Texas will have a chance to bounce back rather quickly as it hosts Stanford Friday at 8 p.m. The match will be televised on the Longhorn Network.
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