The Stanford men’s volleyball team was back on the road this weekend, taking on No. 14 UC Santa Barbara and No. 6 UCLA, two teams that it had defeated in its first meetings earlier in the season. This time around, though, No. 4 Stanford was swept in both games.
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This Friday, the Stanford men’s soccer team will try their luck in the infamous Harder Stadium when they face off against the UC-Santa Barbara Guachos. Although the game seems to be an insignificant out-of-conference matchup, much more is at stake. If unranked Stanford can pull off a win against the Guachos, who are currently No. 25 in the NCAA rankings, they would be in a good position to make a run at the NCAA tournament.
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) recently awarded the top “platinum” award to Stanford for bike friendliness. Stanford was the only institution among 20 colleges and universities surveyed to receive the highest award, ranking ahead of “gold” winners UC-Davis and UC-Santa Barbara. According to the LAB website, schools were judged based on infrastructure built to promote cycling, available education programs for cyclists, university efforts to encourage biking, law enforcement involvement and plans for the future.
A night after the Stanford men’s volleyball team showed off its muscle in a four-set brawl of a victory over No. 8 UCLA, the Cardinal was just two points from what wouldn’t have been a shocking, but certainly a surprising and painful home sweep at the hands of UC-Santa Barbara.
Coming off its biggest win of the year, the No. 4 Stanford men’s water polo team (7-4, 1-0 MPSF) will journey down to southern California this weekend to battle two familiar foes, UCLA and UC-Santa Barbara…