Friday night saw the worst performance of the year from the No. 8 men’s volleyball team (12-7, 1-1 MPSF) as they were destroyed by top-ranked Long Beach State (16-0, 2-0 Big West) in three sets, 18-25, 13-25, 14-25.
The No.7 men’s swimming team is two days through the Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships. The days featured some strong swimming, including season-best times, but they were also plagued by Stanford’s inability to find the podium.
No. 13 beach volleyball (2-5, 2-0 Pac-12) opens its first home stand of the year with a full weekend.
Tonight is the start of the Men’s Swimming Pac-12 Championships. No. 7 Stanford (5-1, 4-1 Pac-12) will be competing at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.
Last weekend, No. 13 Stanford beach volleyball (2-5, 2-0 Pac-12) earned its first victories of the season at the Pac-12 South Invitational hosted by Arizona. The Cardinal split Saturday, defeating Oregon (0-3, 0-2 Pac-12) and then dropping the duel to No. 2 USC (4-1, 1-0 Pac-12). The Cardinal returned to form on Sunday to defeat No. 14 Arizona (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12), picking up their first ranked win.
For the third straight year, the women’s swimming and diving team has captured the Pac-12 conference title, marking the first three-peat since Arizona from 2006-08. The 1,775 point victory was the third highest score in the history of the meet, and it fell just 1.5 points short of last year’s performance.
After a draining 2-3 loss to No. 9 BYU on Thursday, No. 8 men’s volleyball (12-6, 4-3 MPSF) ended their three year losing streak against the Cougars (8-5, 4-3) with an emphatic 3-1 win. Stanford is now tied with BYU for third place in the MPSF conference standings.
The top-ranked women’s swimming and diving team entered Friday with a 130 point lead in the Pac-12 Championships, and they closed Friday with a 190 point lead. In the heart of the meet, swimmers and divers competed across six individual events and one relay.