Four players registered double-digit kills and the ninth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team defeated USC, 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22, Thursday, in a Pac-12 Conference contest at Maples Pavilion.
The Cardinal (17-6, 11-4) remain in a three-way tie for first place in the Pac-12, with UCLA and Washington and five matches remaining. The Trojans drop to 16-10 overall and 8-7 in conference play.
Redshirt senior Inky Ajanaku and freshman Kathryn Plummer each recorded 13 kills in the win. Ajanaku hit .500 (13-3-20) and collected a match-high eight blocks, while Plummer had six digs, three blocks, and two assists.
Freshman middle blocker Audriana Fitzmorris added 12 kills on a .360 attack percentage, five blocks, and three digs. Redshirt junior Ivana Vanjak was the fourth player with double-digit kills, finishing with 10 (.320) and three blocks.
Freshman setter Jenna Gray racked up a career-high 54 assists, seven digs, two blocks and two kills. She also put down a career-best two aces, Stanford's only two of the night.
Freshman libero Morgan Hentz continued her stellar defensive play, securing 26 digs. It was one off of her career-high and the eighth time she has reached the 20-dig plateau.