Stanford women a perfect 10 after volleyball sweep


The top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team improved to 10-0 on Saturday with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-21 win over Cal State Northridge in the USD Invitational at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego.

Junior middle blocker Inky Ajanaku, named to the all-tournament team, led the Cardinal with 11 kills on a .667 attack percentage and two blocks.

Joining her on the all-tournament team was redshirt freshman middle blocker Merete Lutz, who hit .600 (9-0-15) and collected four blocks.

Junior setter Madi Bugg was named the tournament's MVP, finishing with 36 assists and six digs against the Matadors.

Senior opposite Morgan Boukather notched nine kills and three blocks on a .438 hitting percentage, while junior outside hitter Brittany Howard added eight kills and eight digs.

Junior Jordan Burgess finished with a match-high 14 digs, while senior libero Kyle Gilbert tallied 13. Junior Megan McGehee tied her career high with three aces.

Since 1986, Stanford has gone undefeated against non-conference opponents during the regular season seven times.

Men's water polo

Junior driver Bret Bonanni led the No. 1 Stanford men's water polo team with seven goals on Saturday, pacing the Cardinal to a pair of victories on the first day of the Kap7 NorCal Classic in Stockton, Calif.

Stanford opened the tournament with a 26-3 victory over Redlands, its second in as many tries against the Bulldogs, before jumping on the Tritons early for a 13-6 win over No. 8 UC San Diego in June Fergusson Pool at Delta College.

Alex Bowen added four goals on Saturday and now has 195 in his career.

He's five away from becoming the fifth Cardinal to reach 200, along with Tony Azevedo (2001-04), James Bergeson (1979-82), Jody Campbell (1978-81) and Wolf Wigo (1991-94).

— Stanford Athletes


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