Despite an inspired performance from freshman Jack LeVant, the No. 7 men’s swimming and diving team fell in their regular season finale to No. 1 California. The final score of 172-122 belied the dominance Cal showed in the meet.
No. 11 beach volleyball (0-4) faced a tough start to their season last weekend, dropping all four of its matches in the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic. The team had as hard a starting lineup as anyone — facing No. 1 UCLA (5-0), No. 4 Pepperdine (3-1), No. 5 Hawai’i (2-2) and Saint Mary’s (1-3)
The No. 8 men’s volleyball team (11-5, 1-1 MPSF) successfully claimed its third consecutive sweep, defeating UC San Diego on Saturday night (6-10, 0-3 Big West). The team continued its high level of play, and the men showed resilience when UCSD made runs late into the match.
After three electrifying wins in the Barbara Kalbus Invitational at UC Irvine, the Stanford women’s water polo team (10-1, 1-0 MPSF) dropped their first match of the year to defending champions USC. From Friday through Sunday, the No. 2 Cardinal cleaved a path through No. 21 CSUN, No. 8 Arizona State and No. 3 UCLA before the No. 1 Trojans won the final game of the tournament.
No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (10-5, 3-2 MPSF) broke open the broom closet for the second straight match to sweep Grand Canyon University (GCU) (7-9, 0-4 MPSF). The team played efficient volleyball, closing out the match in just over an hour. That hour saw just seven total tie scores and a singular lead change.
Tomorrow, Stanford men’s swimming and diving will compete in their final meet of the season across the Bay against top-ranked California.
The second-ranked women’s water polo team (7-0, 1-0 MPSF) travels to Irvine, CA, this weekend to compete in the 13th annual Barbara Kalbus Invitational hosted by UC Irvine (UCI).
Stanford beach volleyball (0-0) begins its season tomorrow in Hawaii at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic. At the Classic, the preseason No. 11 Cardinal will have the opportunity to play against a few of the best teams in the nation.