No Gray area in Stanford volleyball's serving department

Setter Jenna Gray recorded five aces in helping Stanford sweep Pacific in its home opener Friday. Photo by Norbert von der Groeben/

Jenna Gray served a career-high five aces as No. 4 Stanford women's volleyball swept Pacific on Friday in its home opener at Maples Pavilion.

As a team, Stanford (6-2) tied its season-high with nine services aces. The Cardinal also recorded 11 blocks, with junior Tami Alade pacing the squad with five.

Tami Alade
Stanford was clicking offensively, hitting .368 while holding Pacific (4-6) to a .053 attack percentage. Redshirt senior opposite Merete Lutz led all players with 12 kills on a .556 hitting to go with four blocks.

Gray controlled the offense with 30 assists, while sophomore libero Morgan Hentz held down the defense with nine digs. Sophomore outside hitter Kathryn Plummer finished with eight kills, three digs, three blocks and two aces.

Middle blockers Audriana Fitzmorris and Alade each totaled five kills for Stanford, while freshman Meghan McClure chipped in with four kills, six digs and two aces.

In total, 12 of Stanford's 15 players took the court on Friday, including junior Alexis Froistad who registered her first career kill in the third set, and junior Payton Chang who collected two digs.

Stanford closes out the weekend on Saturday at Saint Mary's. The Cardinal and Gaels will square off at 7 p.m.

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