Perhaps nothing said more about the contrasting attitudes of the Stanford women’s volleyball team and its opponent, the Oklahoma Sooners, than the demeanors of their respective head coaches. While Sooners head coach Santiago Restrepo stood the entire match and was constantly in the ears of his players, 29th-year head coach John Dunning of Stanford was as calm and composed as usual. Dunning’s confidence in his team was evident, and rightfully so, as the Cardinal continued what it hopes will be a championship run in the NCAA tournament.
In its final road game of the regular season, No. 3 Stanford’s women’s volleyball (23-5, 16-3 Pac-12) earned its 19th straight-set victory of the year against the Arizona Wildcats (19-12, 9-10) in its win in Tucson on Wednesday, 25-21, 25-17, 27-25.
On the heels of its biggest win of the year over No. 3 Washington (24-2, 16-2 Pac-12), Stanford’s women’s volleyball team avoided a letdown against… Continue Reading »
The No. 5 Cardinal (21-5, 14-3 Pac-12) played arguably its most dominant match of the season in handling the Huskies (23-2, 15-2).
With pride and possibly the Pac-12 Championship hanging in the balance, Stanford women’s volleyball will host Washington tonight and, in doing so, hopes to avoid dropping both regular-season games to the Huskies for the first time since 2005.
Usually a three-set victory suggests a dominant performance by the team coming out on top. Yet Stanford’s women’s volleyball team played one of its worst… Continue Reading »