The Cardinal (9-5, 6-5 MPSF) has struggled to find consistency away from home this season—the team’s away record is now 2-4 after splitting two road games last weekend. Stanford was able to hold off Cal State-Northridge to earn a 3-1 victory but fell short against No. 4 Long Beach State in straight sets.
The No. 3 Cardinal men’s volleyball team will look to improve its 1-3 road record when it travels south this weekend to face No. 8 Cal State-Northridge (6-4, 4-4 MPSF) on Feb. 15 and then to No. 4 Long Beach State (9-4, 7-3 MPSF) for a match on Feb. 16. The Cardinal (8-4, 5-4 MPSF), hoping to build momentum going into the second half of the season, is just two weeks away from a meeting with No. 1 BYU.
M. Volleyball: No. 3 Stanford wins twice to start season, including victory against No. 14 George Mason
As students began to trickle back from winter break, the new-look Stanford men’s volleyball team took to the court determined to demonstrate that despite personnel… Continue Reading »
In the world of Division I men’s volleyball, there’s a new sheriff in town: the Stanford Cardinal
The No. 7 Cardinal (7-2, 4-1 MPSF) rode a wave of brilliant performances from several different players over the weekend to knock off top-ranked BYU (6-3, 4-2) in consecutive nights, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18 and 35-33, 25-23, 25-22, resulting in Stanford’s first-ever road sweep of BYU.
With a top-10 national ranking, a 19-8 regular season record that tied for the program’s most wins since 1998 and a sweep of the No. 3 team in the country, the men’s volleyball team could have seen this season as a huge success. But it was hard not to feel a little disappointed when the Cardinal walked off the Maples Pavilion floor after a bitter fifth-set loss to No. 5 Long Beach two weekends ago in the first round of the MPSF Tournament.
The Stanford men’s volleyball team saw its drive to repeat as national champions stall out before it even picked up momentum, as the No. 4 Cardinal lost 3-2 in a dramatic five-set match at home against No. 5 Long Beach State in the MPSF quarterfinals Saturday night.