Page One

Bears can’t spoil Olympian Tom’s return to the Cardinal

Daily Planet Wire Services
Thursday October 12, 2000

STANFORD – The University of California women's volleyball team was defeated by host Stanford , 3-0 (15-6, 15-8, 15-8), Tuesday night at Maples Pavilion. Cardinal star Logan Tom played in her first match of the season after returning from the USA National Team that competed in the Sydney Olympics.  

The Bears (8-7, 4-5 in the Pac-10) were led by a team-high 12 kills by freshman outside hitter Gabrielle Abernathy. Senior outside hitter Alicia Perry had 10 kills and nine digs. Tom paced Stanford with 17 kills.  

Cal struggled in game one, falling behind 12-3 and never recovering. The closest the Bears got was tying the game, 2-2, on a block by Candace McNamee and Reena Pardiwala.  

Cal was more competitive in game two, coming back from a 5-1 deficit to get within 5-6 behind a kill by Caity Noonan, an ace by Ashleigh Turner and blocks by Pardiwala and Perry.  

Stanford then went on a 4-0 run before another block by Pardiwala and Perry got the Bears to 13-8. But that was as close Cal would get, losing 15-8.  

In game three the Bears were down 4-0 before coming back and tying the game, 4-4, on a solo block by McNamee. Stanford (10-6, 5-4) proceeded to jump ahead again before Cal was able to tie the contest again at 8-8 with the help of a block by Pardiwala and Perry, a block by McNamee and Turner and Tom hitting wide for Stanford. But that was all the scoring for the Bears, as the Cardinal went on a 7-0 run to win the game and the match, 15-8.  

The Bears will next host non-conference opponent William & Mary Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Recreational Sports Facility Fieldhouse.