Dec. 7, 2012
BERKELEY -Michigan (26-11) and Stanford (30-3) were the winners during Friday night's (Dec. 7) action at the 2012 NCAA Women's Volleyball Berkeley Regional, held at the University of California's Haas Pavilion. The Wolverines upended intrastate rival Michigan State, 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 26-24) in the opening match, while the national No. 2-seeded Cardinal defeated Iowa State 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-17) in the late match.
Michigan and Stanford will now meet Saturday (Dec. 8) at 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time in the regional final for the right to advance to the NCAA championships Dec. 13-15 in Louisville, KY.
The Cardinal were impressive against the No. 15 seeded Cyclones (22-8), hitting .322 as a team. Stanford's freshman outside hitter Jordan Burgess had a match-high 16 kills and only three errors in 29 attempts for a .448 hitting percentage, and had a team-high 14 digs. Freshman setter Madi Bugg had 30 assists and was second on the team with 13 digs.
In the Michigan-Michigan State contest, the Wolverines were led by junior outside hitter Lexi Erwin's 17 kills, while junior middle blocker Jennifer Cross notched 12 kills and had a .500 hitting percentage (12 kills and one error in 22 attempts). Sophomore setter Lexi Dannemiller had 30 assists and freshman libero finished with a team-high 19 digs. Junior outside hitter Lauren Wicinski paced the Spartans (25-10) with 14 kills.
For the 2012 NCAA Women's Volleyball Berkeley Regional, single match prices are $12 for adults and $10 for youth/seniors/students. Tickets windows will be open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to purchase tickets for the NCAA volleyball regional final.
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