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Eliza Thompson

Season in review: Stanford men’s volleyball

The Stanford men’s volleyball team took a very unusual path towards a tremendously successful season, starting and ending the season ranked in the top five nationally and making it to the MPSF and NCAA Championship matches. The Cardinal (24-8, 17-7) ended the season No. 2 in the nation after a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA…

Cardinal not able to rally for first NCAA title since 2010

The No. 3 Stanford men's volleyball team came up short against top seeded Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA title match on Saturday evening, falling to the Ramblers in four sets (25-17, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15) in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,485. While the Cardinal fought hard, Loyola-Chicago and its home court advantage proved too much for Stanford, which was seeking to win its third national title in program history. Stanford is now 2-3 in NCAA championship matches.

Stanford and BYU to clash in NCAA semifinals

The No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball squad will face No. 2 BYU in the NCAA Tournament semifinals today in Chicago, Illinois. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. The tilt will be a rematch of last week’s MPSF conference championship game that BYU won, ending the Cardinal’s 13-match winning streak.…

Win streak swept away in MPSF title match

The second-seeded Stanford men's volleyball team was swept for the first time this season on Saturday, losing the MPSF title match to top seed BYU, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22, at the BYU Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, Utah. The loss ended the Cardinal's impressive 13-match winning streak, which was their longest since 1997.

Men’s volleyball aims to wash away Waves in MPSF Semifinals

Stanford men’s volleyball will travel to Provo, Utah on Thursday to play Pepperdine in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament. The third-seeded Cardinal are looking to continue their impressive 12-match winning streak, earn a spot in the MPSF Championship game and gain an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament after closing out the regular season…

Men’s volleyball defeats UC-Irvine in MPSF Tournament nailbiter

The No. 3 Stanford men's volleyball team defeated No. 6 UC-Irvine in a thrilling five-set match at Maples Pavilion, winning their first match of the MPSF Tournament (28-30, 25-22, 25-15, 17-25, 15-13). The Cardinal extended their winning streak to 12 straight matches and will travel to Utah this Thursday to face No. 2 seed Pepperdine in the semifinals.

Cardinal slated to kick off MPSF Tournament against UC-Irvine

The No. 3 Stanford men's volleyball team will head into Saturday with all of the momentum in the world on its side, as it has dominated as of late en route to its current 11-match winning streak. Next, the Cardinal (20-7, 17-7 MPSF) will look to carry that momentum through into the postseason as they will host No. 6 UC-Irvine (18-10, 15-9) in an MPSF Tournament quarterfinal match this Saturday at Maples Pavilion. Stanford is seeded third in the eight-team tournament and therefore has the home-court advantage over the sixth-seeded Anteaters.

Volleyball carries nine-game win streak into final road trip

Stanford men's volleyball will take to the road this weekend to play their last two matches of the regular season in Southern California. The No. 4 Cardinal (18-7, 15-7 MPSF) have already secured a spot in the MPSF Tournament, so the team knows these will not be its last matches of the season. However, these last games will decide where the Cardinal will be ranked in conference heading into the conference tournament.

Men’s volleyball dismantles Cal Baptist on Senior Night for ninth straight win

Stanford men's volleyball earned a berth in the MPSF Tournament this weekend on its Senior Night after winning its ninth straight match. The No. 4 Cardinal (18-7, 15-7 MPSF) are now tied for third in conference after sweeping Cal Baptist and Pacific at home to close out its home schedule. Not only has Stanford now clinched its seventh straight appearance in the MPSF Tournament, but it is proving to the country that it should be one of the teams to beat moving forward into the postseason.

Stanford extends win streak to eight against Pacific

Stanford men’s volleyball hosted Pacific on Thursday night in the Tigers’ final match at Maples Pavilion, as Pacific recently announced that this will be its final season in the sport. The Cardinal marked the historic night by sweeping Pacific 25-17, 25-18, 25-21, to win their eighth match in a row. Stanford is continuing to dominate its opponents with aggressive offense and is looking confident and strong heading into the final three matches of the season.

Volleyball sweeps tough SoCal slate against Pepperdine, USC

The No. 10 Stanford men’s volleyball team (12-7, 9-7 MPSF) made a statement this weekend in Southern California, knocking off two top-10 opponents in impressive performances. The Cardinal defeated No. 4 Pepperdine in four sets in Malibu on Friday and then went on to sweep No. 6 USC on Sunday for the team’s first win in the Galen Center since 2010. With the two wins, Stanford has returned to the middle of the MPSF standings heading into the final month of conference play.

Volleyball splits weekend series on the road

The No. 8 Stanford men's volleyball team took to the road this past weekend, returning home with a 1-1 record for the trip after facing No. 5 Long Beach State on Friday and Cal State Northridge on Saturday. The Cardinal lost in four sets to Long Beach State but managed to rally and come back to beat Cal State Northridge in three straight sets. Stanford is now 10-7 overall and 7-7 in the MPSF.

Monday loss spoils Friday win for men’s volleyball

The No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball team hosted two top-five opponents over the weekend, facing then-No. 5 UC-Santa Barbara on Friday and No. 3 UCLA on Monday. Stanford went 1-1 for the two matches, sweeping UCSB but losing to UCLA in five brutally close sets. The Cardinal played impressive volleyball, with consistent defense and aggressive…

Volleyball’s streak stopped at four after loss to BYU

Though No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball team knew that Friday’s match against No. 4 BYU would be one of its toughest of the season, confidence was not a question going in. The team was riding a season-long, four-match winning streak — not only getting the results, but also dominating its opponents, not having lost a single set over the streak.

Mochalski aims to help extend Stanford’s winning streak

After a dominating performance at home last week against UC-Irvine, No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (7-4, 4-4 MPSF) will play its first February road game tonight at Pacific before returning home to host No. 4 BYU on Friday at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal will look to extend its current three-match winning streak, in which it has shut out its last three opponents at Maples Pavilion.

Volleyball completes consecutive sweeps at Maples

Stanford men's volleyball had an impressive weekend, decisively winning two critical matches at home. After struggling on the road, Stanford has been regaining its momentum, fighting its way back towards the top of the national rankings and finding its place in the MPSF. The No. 7 ranked Cardinal is now 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the MPSF after sweeping both UC San Diego and defending national champion UC-Irvine.
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