No. 6 Stanford women’s volleyball (19-5) defeated Oregon last night on the road for the second time this season. Last time, the Cardinal took care… Continue Reading »
In what could have been two trap matches for the No. 6 Stanford’s women’s volleyball team, the Cardinal didn’t blink following its grind-it-out win over UCLA last Friday. It swept both Colorado and Utah to start a stretch of four consecutive road matches, its longest such streak of the conference season.
Having just grinded out a four-set victory over UCLA after a five-set marathon defeat to No. 4 USC, the Stanford’s women’s volleyball team will not get a break this weekend. The Cardinal begins a four-match road trip tonight against the Colorado Buffaloes in Boulder, Colo., where the Buffs are undefeated in five conference matches this season — with three of those wins coming against ranked opponents.
For Stanford women’s volleyball, Friday night’s match against UCLA could have been easily overlooked — it was just another matchup against an unranked team in… Continue Reading »
After dropping an emotional five-set match to No. 4 USC on Wednesday, the Stanford women’s volleyball team will aim to start a new home winning streak tonight at Maples Pavilion, where it had previously won 24 straight matches.
The last time that Stanford women’s volleyball lost a home match was in 2011, the last time USC took a set from Stanford at Maples was in 2009 and the last time that USC took a match on Stanford’s home court was in 2006.
That all ended last night as the No. 6 Cardinal (15-5, 8-3 Pac-12) fell to No. 4 USC (19-3, 9-2) in a five-set thriller (16-25, 25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 15-9).
Going into its Oct. 4 matchup against USC in Los Angeles, the Stanford women’s volleyball team had not been swept in 55 consecutive matches — a streak dating back to Oct. 29, 2011. But in a matter of 92 minutes, the Trojans ended the run by defeating the Cardinal in three sets.