The No. 2 Stanford women’s volleyball team’s season ended in the final of the Berkeley Regional of the NCAA Tournament last Saturday, falling to Michigan in the tournament for the third time in four years last Saturday.
No. 2 Stanford begins its bid for a seventh NCAA title Friday against Jackson State at 8 p.m.
W. Volleyball: Stanford wins three straight to close out regular season, earns No. 2 seed for NCAA tournament
After seeing its 22-game win streak come to an end, the No. 2 Stanford women’s volleyball team had to begin anew, starting with its matchup with UCLA on November 16. Three games and three victories later, the Cardinal had officially regained its mojo, ready to take on any opponent in the NCAA Tournament.
The Card extended its win streak to an unprecedented 20 consecutive games and asserted its position as the leader in women’s volleyball on. This is the largest winning streak the team has experienced since the 1999 season and the longest streak since head coach John Dunning took over the program’s reins in 2001.
After pulling out a tough five-set win against Oregon and taking care of business in three sets against Oregon State, the Cardinal extended its winning streak to 11 games and remained undefeated in conference play. USC and UCLA visit the Farm this week.
But the No. 7 Cardinal was coming off of a nine-game winning streak of its own, and a thrilling 3-2 win over Oregon coupled with a 3-0 sweep of Oregon State pushed Stanford’s streak to 11 and put the Card in first place in the Pac-12.