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Stanford women look ahead to Pac-12 volleyball opener

 
Kathryn Plummer recorded 20 kills in Saturday's nonconference victory over St. Mary's. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Kathryn Plummer recorded 20 kills on a hitting percentage of .432 and the fourth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team beat host St. Mary's, 25-22, 28-26, 25-13, in a nonconference match Saturday night.

The stage is set for another tough season in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal (7-2) hosts California in the conference opener for both teams on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Plummer recorded 22 points overall, adding a pair of block assists and an ace to go with seven digs.

Freshman Meghan McClure turned in a solid all-around performance with nine kills, a career-high 11 digs, while matching her season-highs in blocks (3) and aces (3).

After a rough start offensively, Stanford (7-2) finished the match with a .291 attack percentage, including a .586 clip in the third set. The Cardinal held the Gaels (4-6) to a .181 hitting percentage.

Sophomore setter Jenna Gray tallied 43 assists, six digs, three blocks and three aces for Stanford. Sophomore middle blocker Audriana Fitzmorris totaled seven kills and season-best eight blocks.

Junior middle blocker Tami Alade recorded a career-high seven kills on .455 hitting, while sophomore libero Morgan Hentz finished with 10 digs and four assists.

Stanford is 17-2 all-time against Saint Mary’s.

Wednesday's match will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

— Stanford Athletics

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