In a spectacular weekend which saw more than 5500 people gather at Maples Pavilion for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Regional Finals, the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal (32-1, 20-0 Pac-12) bested their bracket, defeating both No. 19 Washington State (23-10; 12-8 Pac-12) and No. 8 Penn State (26-8, 14-6 Big Ten) by 3-1 scores, gaining a place in the Final Four to be played December 13th and 15th in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
No. 7 Stanford men’s soccer (12-4-5, Pac-12 7-2-1) lost 3-2 against No. 16 Akron Zips (14-6-2, 1-2-1), falling short after a great second-half comeback in a tremendous and very spectacular Friday night NCAA quarterfinals game.
The No. 1 Stanford women’s volleyball team (28-1, Pac-12 20-0) defeated the California Golden Bears (15-16, 7-13) with a sharp and clear 3-0 score in the final game of the regular season, a magical senior night, closing their season with a perfect 20 wins in the Pac-12 conference.
In a Thursday night matchup, the No. 6 Stanford men’s soccer (10-2-4, Pac-12 6-1-1) defeated the no. 87 San Diego Aztecs (6-9-1, 1-7-0) 2-0 after two decisive goals in the second half.
In a spectacular Friday night matchup, the No. 9 ranked Stanford men’s soccer team (9-2-4, Pac-12 5-1-1) defeated the No. 11 Denver Pioneers (12-3-2, Summit League 3-0-1) in second overtime with an electric golden goal.
On a bright sunny Sunday afternoon, the Stanford men’s soccer team (8-2-4, Pac-12 5-1-1) defeated the Washington Huskies (8-7-0, 3-4-0), by a score of 3-1. The men entered Sunday’s match coming off of Thursday’s 2-2 tie against Oregon State (8-4-3, 4-2-1).
The No. 2 ranked Cardinal women’s volleyball team (16-1, 8-0 Pac-12) had to face the No. 21 Washington State Cougars (13-4, 4-3) on Friday and the No. 18 Washington Huskies (13-5, 5-3) on Saturday; managing to obtain solid victories by consecutive scores of 3 sets to 0.
On Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 PM, the No. 1 ranked Stanford men’s water polo (9-0) will host No. 9 Long Beach State (6-5), trying to keep their nine-game winning streak going. This match comes after the Cardinal managed to overcome the former first seed, USC, 13-11 in a home game, matching the team’s best season start since 2009.