Cook helps Cardinal roast Rice in volleyball

Women's soccer match postponed a day due to Hurricane Irene

Junior Karissa Cook has, apparently, embraced her role as Stanford's full-time setter. If her first two matches are any indication, Cook will do just fine, thank you.

Cook had 32 assists and 10 digs and the sixth-ranked Cardinal hit .303 as a team Sunday in a 25-20, 25-18, 25-13 victory over host Rice in Houston.

Cook was named the tournament MVP after leading Stanford (2-0) to a pair of wins at the Rice Invitational.

The Cardinal hosts Notre Dame on Friday night at 7 p.m. as part of the Stanford Invitational. St. Mary's and Duke are also playing.

Sophomore Rachel Williams recorded a career-high 17 kills on a hitting percentage of .310 and three service aces and sophomore Carly Wopat added 11 kills for Stanford. Both players were named to the all-tournament team.

It was a homecoming for junior Jessica Walker and sophomore Mary Ellen Luck, both of whom are from Houston. Both players had dozens of family and friends in attendance. Walker finished with a kill and two blocks, while Luck had four digs and an ace.

Hannah Benjamin and Kyle Gilbert each added nine digs.

Women's soccer

Stanford had its nonconference match with host Georgetown postponed until Monday due to conditions caused by Hurricane Irene.

The storm passed through the capital on Saturday and dropped more than three inches of rain amidst strong winds.

The forecast for Monday morning is mostly clear, with a slight breeze.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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