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Lutz lights up Maples on volleyball's Senior Night


Senior Merete Lutz made Senior Night extra special for the fourth-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team on Wednesday night. She led the Cardinal to a sweep of No. 15 Utah, 25-19, 25-22, 25-21, at Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal (25-3, 18-1) won its 15th straight home match and finished the regular season with an 11-0 record on The Farm.

Merete Lutz
In her final home match, Lutz led the Cardinal with 12 kills and four blocks. She helped hold the Utes (21-9, 12-7) to .119 hitting for the match.

Kathryn Plummer added 11 kills and seven digs, while Morgan Hentz finished a match-high 17 digs. Jenna Gray added 37 assists and 11 digs for her fourth double-double of the season.

Tami Alade, who sealed the first set with one of her five kills, also had four blocks, while Audriana Fitzmorris chipped in with nine kills and three blocks.

The Utes jumped to a 10-3 lead in the second set, but Stanford won 12 of the next 17 points to tie the match at 15-15, and eventually took a commanding two-set lead.

There were 10 tie scores and three lead changes in the third before the Cardinal finished on a 7-3 run.

Stanford has defeated all 11 of the other Pac-12 teams this season.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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