Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Williams recorded her fifth consecutive double-double Friday night in helping the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team sweep visiting Utah, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, in a Pac-12 Conference match.
The Cardinal (1-1, 7-1) hosts Colorado on Saturday night in Maples Pavilion and is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
Williams led all players with 16 kills and 13 digs. Middle blocker Carly Wopat added eight kills and recorded a .421 hitting percentage. The sophomore also had four digs and six blocks.
Junior setter Karissa Cook led the offense with 30 assists while adding five kills and 13 digs for her team-leading sixth double-double. Junior libero Hannah Benjamin also posted 13 digs in the win. As a team, Stanford hit a season-best .333, while holding Utah to a .126 percentage.
Stanford shot a team score of 277 to lead an impressive field after the opening round of the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational held at the Olympia Fields Country Club North Course.
The 12-ranked Cardinal (Golfweek/Nike Golf) has a five-stroke lead over No. 2 Oklahoma State with No. 3 Alabama, No. 9 Auburn and No. 20 Ohio State tied for third, eight strokes back.
Junior Andrew Yun carded an opening-round 66 (-4) to take a one-stroke lead over Alabama's Bobby Wyatt. Freshman Patrick Rodgers is tied for third after shooting a two-under 68 in his inaugural event as a collegian and sophomore Cameron Wilson is three strokes off the lead.