Stanford 3, Hawaii 2
Date of competition: Sunday, January 23, 2011
Freshman Eric Mochalski pounded two consecutive kills to allow Stanford to escape the islands with a 25-21, 17-25, 25-19, 34-36, 17-15 victory over Hawaii before more than 3,568 fans at Stan Sheriff Center on Sunday night.
After No. 2 Stanford (4-1 overall, 3-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) failed to put away the No. 13 Warriors (1-4, 1-1) on five match points in the fourth set, the Cardinal fell behind in the fifth. But, this time, Stanford fought back.
Senior outside hitter Spencer McLachlin, the Honolulu native who had played numerous times in the same arena as a basketball and volleyball star at Punahou School, had 29 kills for Stanford. He hit .375 and had seven blocks in a match that last 2 hours and 54 minutes.
Stanford setter Evan Barry had a career-high 62 assists while passing the Cardinal to a .355 hitting performance. Two other Honolulu natives had big matches for the Cardinal: Brad Lawson, had 18 kills and 12 digs, and libero Erik Shoji had 16 digs.
posted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:28 am
|Top players: (names with stats)||Spencer McLachlin 29 kills, 7 blocks, .375 hitting percentage; Evan Barry 62 assists; Erik Shoji 16 digs; Brad Lawson, 18 kills, 12 digs, .310 hitting percentage; Brian Cook 14 kills.|
|Records:||Stanford 3-1 (4-1)
Hawaii 1-1 (1-4)
|Match notes:||The score was tied 33 times, 20 in the fourth set, and there were 13 lead changes, 10 in the fourth set . . . The match took 2:54 to play in front of a crowd of 3,568 at the Stan Sheriff Center . . . The second-ranked Cardinal hit .355 as team (.579 in the fifth set) while Hawaii hit .310 . . . Remarkably, there were only five combined service aces.|
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