Sunday, December 16, 2001

College volleyball: Stanford wins fifth title

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        SAN DIEGO — Stanford won its record fifth NCAA women's volleyball title Saturday, sweeping previously undefeated Long Beach State 31-29, 30-28, 30-25. Logan Tom had 25 kills and Ogonna Nnamani added 19 as the third-seeded Cardinal (33-2) dominated the top-seeded 49ers (33-1).

        Tom, selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, had a kill to give Stanford a 29-24 lead in the final game and teamed with Sara McGee for a block to finish off the match.

        Tom, a 2000 U.S. Olympian, also had 12 digs and recorded 10 kills in the first game as the Cardinal overcame a 29-27 deficit. Tom had two kills and a block as Stanford scored the game's final four points.


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