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Divine Edem
Divine Edem '18 is currently a staff writer for the sports section of the Stanford Daily. She is originally from Chino Hills, a small town in Southern California and enjoys playing volleyball, watching movies, and listening to most genres of music. She plans to major in Political Science and can be contacted at dedem@stanford.edu.

Women’s volleyball sees mixed results on road, beating Utah while losing to Colorado

No. 6 Stanford women’s volleyball (11-5, 5-3 Pac-12) saw mixed results this past weekend during a conference road trip that included games against Utah (7-12, 1-7) and Colorado (12-8, 4-4). After rolling over Utah in a straight-sets victory (25-20, 25-16, 25-21), the Cardinal suffered a tough four-set loss to Colorado (25-23, 27-25, 23-25, 25-21), the team’s third loss…

Volleyball wins Big Spike in four sets

The No. 8 Stanford women’s volleyball team (7-2, 1-0 Pac-12) headed across the Bay to play UC Berkeley (6-6, 0-1 Pac-12) Tuesday night at Haas Pavilion, defeating Berkeley 25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 25-16. Freshman outside hitter Hayley Hodson led the team with a career high 18 kills, with senior outside hitter Brittany Howard close behind with…

Men’s volleyball earns split in return to Maples

On Saturday night, No. 14 Stanford (10-14, 7-11 MPSF) returned home to Maples Pavilion after its two-match run down south to face two tough competitors, California Baptist and No. 8 USC. The weekend brought a neutral impact to Stanford’s record with the Cardinal gathering a victory against the Lancers and a tough loss against the Trojans. In the…

Sand volleyball cruises to victory over San Jose State

On Wednesday afternoon, Stanford sand volleyball faced the San Jose State Spartans in the Cardinal’s sleek new stadium for their first match since the NorCal Invitational Pairs Tournament in early March. However, the long break between matches did not slow down the Cardinal, which swept the Spartans 5-0 to achieve victory and improve their overall and home record to 3-1. Stanford…

Men’s volleyball splits homestand against Pepperdine and Holy Names

Over the weekend, Stanford men’s volleyball (6-11, 3-8 MPSF) remained home in Maples Pavilion to face No. 5 Pepperdine University and Holy Names University. The weekend saw mixed results, with the Cardinal suffering a straight-sweep loss against the Waves (17-25, 19-25, 18-25) and a straight-sweep victory against the Hawks (25-21,25-16, 25-17). During the first set of…

Men’s volleyball splits weekend match on the Farm

After playing six consecutive games on the road, Stanford’s men’s volleyball team (5-10, 3-7 MPSF) returned home to Maples Pavilion last weekend to play against UC Irvine and Hope International. The Cardinal faltered in their first match, losing at the hands of the Anteaters for the second time this season, but the team managed to bounce back and earn…

Men’s volleyball swept on SoCal road trip

No. 14 Stanford men’s volleyball (3-8, MPSF 2-5) spent the weekend in southern California to play against No. 4 Pepperdine University and Concordia University, Irvine. The Cardinal could not come out with a win in either match, as the team fell to both schools in 3-1 matches and extended their losing streak to four. During the first set of…

Women’s volleyball sweeps in round one of NCAAs

The time had finally come. The time that the Stanford women’s volleyball team had been preparing for all season: the NCAA tournament and the quest for a national title. No. 1 Stanford played against CSU Bakersfield, a team who parallels a completely different playing style from what the Cardinal had been used to during the…

Women’s volleyball takes care of Trojans in three sets

On Wednesday night, No. 1 Stanford (25-0, 15-0) played against No. 21 USC (14-11, 7-8) at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California, five days after its intensely close win over Arizona. The Cardinal secured another win against the Trojans (25-21, 25-23, 25-16), its first straight-set sweep since facing Oregon on Nov. 2, to keep its…

Another five-set thriller makes it 24-0 for women’s volleyball

On Friday night, No. 1 Stanford (24-0, 14-0) played against No. 16 University of Arizona (18-7, 7-6). Arizona proved to be another highly competitive team, demonstrated in the five-set thriller. The Cardinal had a lot on the line, considering the high stakes of keeping its undefeated streak and top-ranked spot in the NCAA. Nevertheless, Stanford won victoriously (25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-9), adding another win to its undefeated streak.

Women’s volleyball remains undefeated through 22 games

On Friday night and Sunday morning, No. 1 Stanford (22-0, 12-0 Pac-12) continued its undefeated romp through its season against No. 35 Oregon State (15-8, 5-7) and No. 7 Oregon (17-5, 7-5). Like many others, the Beavers and the Ducks put up strong fights against the Cardinal. However, Stanford stayed true to its course, beating Oregon State (25-17, 22-25, 26-24, 25-15) in four sets and Oregon (25-23, 25-21, 25-21).

Women’s volleyball moves to 20-0 with home wins over UCLA, USC

No. 1 Stanford (20-0, 10-0 Pac-12) played against No. 13 UCLA (14-6, 5-4 Pac-12) and No. 15 USC (6-3 Pac-12) over the weekend, holding onto its longstanding undefeated streak against the Bruins and the Trojans. Both Los Angeles teams put up tough fights against the Cardinal. Nevertheless, Stanford remained victorious against UCLA (25-20, 30-28, 20-25,…

Ajanaku and Burgess lead Stanford past Arizona State

Fresh off its win at the McKale Center against No. 16 University of Arizona on Friday, the No. 1 Stanford women’s volleyball team was eager to play against the No. 18 Arizona State Sun Devils Sunday. Despite a poor start, the Cardinal defeated ASU 20-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 to sweep its Southwest trip. The first…

Cardinal win out in clash of undefeated teams

It was a battle of the undefeateds on Friday night between No. 1 Stanford and No. 11 Oregon, with both teams coming in with team records of 12-0 and Pac-12 records of 2-0. And in that battle, it was No. 1 Stanford that ultimately consolidated its top ranking and maintained its undefeated winning streak Friday night against the Ducks.
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