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Cougars Open Mizuno Classic With 3-0 Win Over Oral Roberts

No. 1 Stanford defeats Fairfield 3-1 in Early Match

PROVO -- A pair of sisters led the charge for BYU as the Cougars defeated Oral Roberts 3-0 in their opening match of the BYU Mizuno Classic. BYU improves to 3-1 with the 15-7, 15-8, 15-3 victory.

BYU's junior outside hitter Kalani Tonga and her sophomore sister Sunny, a rightside hitter, each recorded 13 kills to lead the way in a balanced Cougar offense. Kalani finished the match hitting .476, and Sunny added two service aces to go along with her .600 hitting percentage.

Despite an off night hitting with a 0.59 percentage, All-American Nina Puikkonen steadied the Cougar defense by recording a season-high 12 digs while also mustering 13 kills.

The Golden Eagles struggled to get things going on offense against BYU's strong block, finishing the match hitting just .060 and managing only one player with double-digit kills. The BYU defense recorded 16.5 team blocks to the ORU's five.

Even with the win, BYU coach Elaine Michaelis noted that the Cougars have room to improve. BYU allowed the Golden Eagles to hang around in the first two games before coming on strong in the third game to put the match away.

"We weren't trying to stop what they were doing as much as we were working on what we want to do," Michaelis said. "We changed our energy level and focus on the court in the third game."

The Cougars will look to carry that energy over to their next game when they meet No. 1 Stanford Friday in the Smith Fieldhouse. "I think we have the tools to give Stanford some trouble," Michaelis said. "It will just depend on who plays well."

Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles, now 1-4 on the year, will play Fairfield Friday in their second match of the Mizuno Classic.

No. 1 Stanford Tops Fairfield, 3-1

PROVO -- The top-ranked Stanford Cardinal defeated Fairfield University 3-1 in the opening game of the Mizuno Classic Thursday.

Junior outside hitter Sara Sandrik recorded 19 kills to lead the offensive attack for the Cardinal, while 6-foot-5 freshman Jennifer Harvey and sophomore Ashley Ivy tallied double-digit kills as well with 12 and 10 kills, respectively.

After falling behind 2-0, the Stags rallied to take the third game 15-12. Junior outside hitter Joanne Sanders kept Fairfield in the match with a solid offensive performance, recording 31 kills on her way to a .424 hitting percentage. But the Cardinal offense proved to be too much as Stanford closed out the match in the fourth game 15-6. Setter Lindsay Kagawa handed out 51 assists to direct the Stanford attack.

Volleyball Box Score

Oral Roberts Univ. vs BYU Cougars (Sep 07, 2000 at BYU PROVO UT)

Oral Roberts Univ. | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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1 MEYERSON, Kristin... 3| 1 4 8 -.375| 1| 0 2| 2| 6| 0 0 0| 0

9 CODY, Mandi......... 3| 3 5 12 -.167| 2| 1 0| 1| 9| 0 0 0| 0

10 MORENO, Anna........ 3| 4 1 9 .333| 26| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0

12 DOMINGUEZ, Patricia. 3| 6 4 21 .095| 0| 1 2| 0| 3| 1 1 0| 0

13 SYKO, April......... 3| 10 4 37 .162| 0| 0 1| 1| 4| 2 1 0| 0

15 MANGUM, Meredith.... 3| 7 2 18 .278| 0| 0 1| 2| 5| 1 0 0| 0

8 ENGEL, Lindsey...... 1| 1 3 5 -.400| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

11 PLACKO, Ivana....... 2| 0 2 6 -.333| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 32 25 116 .060| 29| 2 7| 6| 32| 4 2 0| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 15 11 42 .095 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 12 7 44 .114 Oral Roberts Univ... 7 8 3 1 - 4

3 5 7 30 -.067 BYU Cougars......... 15 15 15 3 - 1

BYU Cougars | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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5 PUIKKONEN, Karina... 3| 1 1 7 .000| 48| 1 1| 0| 3| 0 4 0| 0

9 PUIKKONEN, Nina..... 3| 13 11 34 .059| 0| 2 1| 0| 12| 0 8 0| 0

10 BUNDY, Jackie....... 3| 10 3 18 .389| 1| 0 1| 1| 8| 0 8 2| 0

12 LAYTON, Melissa..... 3| 7 0 13 .538| 1| 1 6| 0| 7| 0 5 0| 0

14 TONGA, Kalani....... 3| 13 3 21 .476| 1| 0 1| 1| 4| 0 3 0| 0

15 TONGA, Sunny........ 3| 13 1 20 .600| 1| 2 3| 0| 5| 0 5 0| 0

2 WHITTAKER, Natalie.. 2| 0 1 2 -.500| 0| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 57 20 115 .322| 52| 6 13| 2| 44| 0 33 2| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 19 7 40 .300 Site: BYU PROVO UT (SMITH FIELD HOUSE)

2 24 7 50 .340 Date: Sep 07, 2000 Attend: 574 Time: 1H 25M

3 14 6 25 .320 Referees: BRUCE GRANT, TOM GIVEN, KAREN MARSHALL

Volleyball Box Score

FAIRFIELD Stags vs STANFORD Cardinal (Sep 07, 2000 at BYU PROVO UTAH)

FAIRFIELD Stags | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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4 SAUNDERS, Joanne.... 4| 31 6 59 .424| 2| 0 3| 0| 7| 0 4 0| 1

5 CARLSON, Corrine.... 4| 10 3 26 .269| 0| 0 1| 2| 13| 0 0 0| 0

6 BLAKE, Sasha........ 4| 1 4 9 -.333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 6 0| 0

8 BRANDS, Laurie...... 4| 4 2 10 .200| 2| 1 2| 1| 2| 0 2 2| 0

13 SORENSEN, Kelly..... 4| 0 0 7 .000| 47| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 0

14 PAUL, Conny......... 4| 11 9 35 .057| 1| 1 0| 1| 4| 1 1 0| 0

9 OLIMPIA, Stacy...... 4| 0 0 3 .000| 0| 2 1| 0| 13| 0 0 0| 1

10 MAHAFFY, Meghan..... 4| 0 1 1-1.000| 1| 0 2| 0| 7| 1 0 0| 0

15 GUESS, Becky........ 1| 0 1 2 -.500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 57 26 152 .204| 53| 4 9| 4| 51| 2 14 2| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 6 8 20 -.100 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS

2 20 5 52 .288 FAIRFIELD Stags..... 6 8 15 6 1 -3

3 18 6 41 .293 STANFORD Cardinal... 15 15 12 15 4 -1

4 13 7 39 .154

STANFORD Cardinal | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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10 CONRAD, Tara........ 4| 8 2 23 .261| 2| 2 2| 1| 10| 0 4 0| 0

13 IVY, Ashley......... 4| 10 6 21 .190| 4| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 1 0| 0

17 KAGAWA, Lindsay..... 4| 6 1 9 .556| 51| 1 1| 0| 4| 0 4 0| 0

18 CHAMBERS, Michelle.. 4| 8 1 23 .304| 3| 0 1| 1| 9| 0 3 0| 0

21 HARVEY, Jennifer.... 4| 12 5 27 .259| 0| 1 1| 2| 3| 0 6 0| 0

24 SANDRIK, Sara....... 4| 19 7 39 .308| 0| 0 3| 0| 15| 0 2 1| 0

3 ROBINSON, Anna...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

5 LAWRENCE, Emily..... 4| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0

7 DUKES, Sara......... 1| 3 1 5 .400| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 66 24 148 .284| 60| 4 8| 4| 54| 0 20 1| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 11 4 22 .318 Site: BYU PROVO UTAH (SMITH FIELDHOUSE)

2 19 6 45 .289 Date: Sep 07, 2000 Attend: 218 Time: 1h 45 m

3 18 8 45 .222 Referees: ANNETTE COTTLE, TERRI JACKSON, KAREN MARSHALL

4 18 6 36 .333