If it was looking to bring more success to the Farm, Stanford athletics made the right decision when it decided to add women’s sand volleyball to its existing 35 varsity sports programs. In its inaugural season, the Card finished 7-1, sweeping all three meetings with Santa Clara, falling only to Saint Mary’s and coming out on top against Sacramento State, San Francisco and Pacific.
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.
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The last time the Stanford women’s volleyball team lost a match, Stanford was not close to being in session and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were a month away from their first presidential debate. Thursday night in Los Angeles, Cardinal’s incredible 22-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of No. 8 USC, 3-1.
The No. 25 Stanford football team may have dominated Duke on Saturday, but Cardinal sports teams had a great all-around weekend as well.
Weekend preview: Women’s volleyball hosts Stanford Invitational, as women’s soccer and field hockey ready for ranked home matchups
After falling in three sets in an exhibition match against Chinese club team Jiangsu on Wednesday, the No. 8 Cardinal women’s volleyball team will host the Stanford Invitational this weekend, starting with Bay-Area rival Santa Clara tonight at 7 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. It will then square off against Loyola at 10 a.m. Saturday and Pacific at 6 p.m. the same night.
Weekend update: Women’s soccer’s 25-game win streak snapped; field hockey nearly upsets No. 1 Mayland
After winning its second game of the season Friday against No. 6 Penn State, the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team (2-1) had its win streak snapped at 25 games by unranked West Virginia (2-2) at the Penn State Invitational on Sunday.
Carly Wopat earned her second All-American honors of the year on Wednesday, as Volleyball Magazine named the middle blocker a First Team All-American — Wopat was already an American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American.