Stanford men win third straight in volleyball action


Jaylen Jasper recorded 12 kills and the 11th-ranked Stanford men's volleyball team swept visiting No. 14 Ball State, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20, in a nonconference contest Thursday at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford improved to 3-0 on the season, hitting .325 as a team. The Cardinal held Ball State (2-2) to a .163 clip. Stanford also out dug the Cardinals, 30-24 and held a 9-8 edge in blocks.

Jaylen Jasper/Stanford Athletics
Jasper’s 12 kills led all players. The sophomore opposite also had seven digs, two blocks and an ace to seal the second set.

Setter Paul Bischoff controlled the offense with a season-high 28 assists. He matched his career-high with five kills, hitting 1.000 (5-0-5). The junior also collected five digs, three blocks and two aces, including the one to clinch the opening set.

Senior outside hitter Jordan Ewert recorded eight kills, seven digs and three assists, while junior outside Eric Beatty added four kills, two digs and a solo block. Sophomore middle blocker Kyler Presho turned in three kills and a team season-high four blocks.

Junior middle blocker Stephen Moye hit .600 with six kills on 10 errorless swings. He finished with three blocks, coming up big late in the first set to give the Cardinal the lead for good after posting back-to-back stuffs. Fifth-year senior libero Kyle Dagostino racked up a match-high eight digs.

Stanford hosts Ohio State on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion.

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