Men’s volleyball has a rare three-match week on tap this week, visiting No. 3 Pepperdine before a pair of matches at No. 9 UCLA.
Stanford Athletics announced on Thursday that the women’s volleyball team’s pair of upcoming matches against Oregon State has been canceled due to an insufficient number of Cardinal players.
Playing in Maples Pavilion for the first time since Dec. 2019, women’s volleyball remembered where they kept the brooms and swept California (1-7, 1-7 Pac-12) away in three sets.
For the first time in 10 years, No. 15 women’s volleyball lost to rival Cal, with the Golden Bears emerging victorious from a tense, five-set match in Haas Pavilion.
With just 66 sets played in her Stanford career, sophomore outside Kendall Kipp was, by far, the Cardinal’s most experienced college volleyball player on the court against Arizona (1-4, 1-4 Pac-12) Friday night.
The Stanford women’s volleyball team will take the court for the first time in 412 days when the team travels to Tucson for their season-opener against Arizona (0-4, 0-4 Pac-12) on Feb. 5.
The Daily’s James Hemker sat down with McClure to discuss the upcoming volleyball season, what it means to be a senior in the era of COVID-19 and her time both on and off the court at Stanford.
The Pac-12 released the 2021 spring season schedules for women’s volleyball on Tuesday. Stanford’s season will start on Feb. 5 against Arizona and will feature matches against nine of the 11 other conference rivals.
The eighth-ranked Sun Devils came to Avery Aquatic Center and almost spoiled Stanford’s MPSF conference opener, with a 5-1 run and another 3-1 run late in the game.
The women’s swimming and diving team will take to the pool at the University of Georgia next week to try and earn their fourth-consecutive NCAA championship.
Against No. 5 Lewis (15-4, 6-1 MIVA), a lack of consistency and experience proved fatal for the No. 13 men’s volleyball team (6-11, 2-4 MPSF).
Winning eight of the final 14 events, top-ranked Stanford secured its fourth consecutive Pac-12 women’s swimming and diving title on Saturday. The team’s depth allowed it to finish the first two days with a lead despite zero event wins, and the individual performances came through in the second half of the championship.
It’s never easy playing the No. 2 team in the nation, and it certainly doesn’t get easier in front of 5,800 rabid fans on their home court.
After the first two days of competition at the Pac-12 women’s swimming and diving championships, top-ranked Stanford finds itself in a familiar position: first place. However, despite strong individual performances, the Cardinal have yet to win an event.
With a two-day turnaround, No. 12 Stanford (6-8, 2-3 MPSF) took the floor Saturday evening against Concordia (6-10, 1-4 MPSF) and punctuated the weekend with a 3-0 sweep of the Eagles. The Cardinal improved in each set of the 25-23, 25-23, 25-18 win, a marked turnaround from Thursday’s loss.
Men’s volleyball (5-8, 1-3 MPSF) failed to pass on Thursday night, and USC (3-11, 1-4 MPSF) walked away from Maples Pavilion with just its third win of the year. After a 4-1 start to the season, the Cardinal continue to slide, having lost their last six of seven.
Proving its ranking, No. 1 Hawaii blew past Stanford over the weekend, handing the 11th-ranked Cardinal two of their worst losses of the season.
The women’s swimming and diving senior class ended its four-year regular-season career without a dual meet loss. No. 5 Stanford trounced (7-0, 6-0 Pac-12) second-ranked Cal (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) in Avery 193-104, the largest margin of victory in the rivalry’s history.
After breaking its four-game losing streak last weekend, No. 11 men’s volleyball now welcomes top-ranked Hawaii to the Farm to play matches on back-to-back days.
Riding an .857 hitting percentage in the first frame, No. 13 Stanford (5-5, 1-2 MPSF) swept the seventh-ranked Bruins (5-5, 0-2 MPSF) in three sets.
Despite a 12-1 run to force a fifth set in Maples, No. 13 men’s volleyball could not close out the match against eighth-ranked Pepperdine Thursday night. The 25-18, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20, 15-9 loss is the team’s fourth in a row.
For the first time in program history, ninth-ranked men’s volleyball lost to Grand Canyon University (8-2, 1-0 MPSF). To open conference play, the Antelopes upset Stanford in just three sets, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19.
Without its starting setter or libero, the No. 8 men’s volleyball team struggled to find momentum against third-ranked UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos claimed the 25-21, 25-18, 25-18 match in just under 90 minutes.
Guided by this simple mantra, men’s swimming and diving secured two ranked Pac-12 wins on Friday and Saturday. Through these photo finishes and more than a few dominant performances, the No. 19 Cardinal downed No. 13 Arizona State 183-93 before drowning No. 10 Arizona 192-72.