The No. 25 Stanford football team may have dominated Duke on Saturday, but Cardinal sports teams had a great all-around weekend as well.
Weekend preview: Women’s volleyball hosts Stanford Invitational, as women’s soccer and field hockey ready for ranked home matchups
After falling in three sets in an exhibition match against Chinese club team Jiangsu on Wednesday, the No. 8 Cardinal women’s volleyball team will host the Stanford Invitational this weekend, starting with Bay-Area rival Santa Clara tonight at 7 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. It will then square off against Loyola at 10 a.m. Saturday and Pacific at 6 p.m. the same night.
Weekend update: Women’s soccer’s 25-game win streak snapped; field hockey nearly upsets No. 1 Mayland
After winning its second game of the season Friday against No. 6 Penn State, the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team (2-1) had its win streak snapped at 25 games by unranked West Virginia (2-2) at the Penn State Invitational on Sunday.
A late Mariah Nogueira header pushed the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team past No. 6 Penn State on Friday night, further asserting the defending national champion Cardinal’s spot atop the rankings with the 3-2 victory in University Park, Penn.
Gold medalist Kelley O’Hara ’10 spoke with The Daily during last Friday’s women’s soccer season opener, just after spending time on the air as part of the Pac-12 Networks’ first live event broadcast.
The first event of Stanford’s 2012-13 athletic season was also the first live event televised by the Pac-12 Networks, an enterprise conceived just nine months ago that was capable of reaching 48 million homes as of its launch last Wednesday. The network will carry 850 live Pac-12 events — 350 of them nationally and the rest on its six regional feeds — this year alone, including every football and men’s basketball game not televised elsewhere.
It was this time nearly a year ago. A battle-tested Stanford women’s soccer team had set out to capture the school’s first national championship, having faltered in the Final Four in each of the past three seasons and in the title match in each of the past two.
In a rare occurrence, Stanford’s women’s soccer coach Paul Ratcliffe and new men’s coach Jeremy Gunn were each named National Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday