After trailing for nearly the entire game, Stanford women’s basketball (12-7, 6-1 Pac-12) came back from a 14-point third-quarter deficit against USC (13-5, 3-4) to take a 59-55 win on Friday night. With the victory, the Cardinal are tied for first place in the Pac-12 Conference with No. 7 Oregon.
Laura Anderson, Ellie Chen and Gregory Block discuss the performance of Stanford women's basketball last weekend in Columbus, and what the team can do moving forward.
Taking on Miami (Ohio) University (12-8, 8-0 Mid-American) at home in the Opening Round of the NCAA Tournament, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (13-8, 4-2 America East) couldn’t hold off the RedHawks in the second half, falling 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon to finish the 2017 season.
As the Cardinal heads East to take on the No. 5 and No. 1 teams in the nations, Ellie Chen, Gregory Block and Laura Anderson discuss Stanford's lineup strength and weaknesses.
Three days after clinching a spot in the NCAA tournament with its second consecutive America East Conference Championship victory, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (13-7, 4-2) will return home to take on Miami (Ohio) University (11-8, 8-0 Mid-American) in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs.
“We’re kind of bubbling on the surface and we’re ready now...there’s no other journey this team could have gone on,” said Stanford field hockey head coach Tara Danielson after the final match of the regular season.
Sitting as the number one seed in the Western Division and the defending America East Champions, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (10-7, 5-2 America East) made short work of UMass Lowell (9-11, 3-5) in Thursday’s 5-1 quarterfinal victory in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Needing a win to clinch the number one seed in the West Division of the America East Conference, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (10-7, 4-2) produced a dominant performance against UC Davis (1-16, 0-6) on Saturday’s senior night. In their final regular season home game, senior attackers Marissa Cicione and Kristina Bassi led the Cardinal offense to a 6-2 victory, the most goals Stanford has scored in a single game this season.
Playing against two conference opponents, No. 17 Stanford field hockey (9-7, 3-2 America East) dropped an away match against Pacific (8-7, 4-2) before coming home to defeat rival Cal (9-7, 4-2) on Sunday.
Coming off a split last weekend, No. 17 Stanford field hockey (8-6, 2-1 America East) will travel to take on No. 23 Pacific (6-7, 2-2) before returning to the Farm after nine straight road matches to play No. 36 Cal Berkeley (8-6, 3-1).
A weekend road trip for No. 14 Stanford field hockey (8-6, 2-1 America East) came with mixed results, as the Cardinal went 1-1 against conference opponents UC Davis (1-12, 0-2) and No. 35 ranked Cal (8-6, 3-1). The Cardinal cruised to a 5-0 shutout at Davis on Friday afternoon before falling 4-2 to the rival Golden Bears on Sunday.
No. 13 Stanford field hockey (7-5, 4-0 America East) currently sits second behind No. 35 Cal Berkeley (7-5, 2-0) in the America East Conference West Division with five conference matchups left in the season. Currently on a three-loss skid, the Cardinal have an opportunity this weekend to get back in the win column and claim the top spot in their division ahead of postseason play. Stanford will hit the road on Friday to take on the UC Davis Aggies (1-11, 0-1) before facing rival Cal on Sunday.
In a tough road weekend against two ranked opponents, No. 12 Stanford field hockey (7-5, 4-0 America East) fell in an overtime heartbreaker to No. 20 Rutgers (8-5, 2-2 Big Ten) before seeing its offense dry up against No. 4 Michigan (11-2, 5-0 Big Ten).
No. 8 Stanford field hockey (7-3, 4-0 America East) won seven games in a row before last week's 2-3 overtime loss to Ohio State. Over their seven-game winning streak, the Cardinal outscored their opponents 20-10 and claimed two overtime victories. Now, Stanford looks to rebound and start a new win streak as it travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on No. 23 Rutgers (7-4, 2-1 Big Ten) and No. 4 Michigan (9-2, 4-0 Big Ten).
Going for its seventh straight win, No. 2 Stanford women's volleyball (11-2, 4-0 Pac-12) will travel to Oregon to take on Pac-12 opponents No. 16 Oregon (9-3, 2-2) and Oregon State (10-6, 0-4).
Playing for its eighth win in a row on Saturday afternoon, No. 11 Stanford field hockey (7-3, 4-0 America East) couldn't hold onto a second-half lead, falling in overtime by a score of 3-2 to Ohio State (5-5, 0-3 Big Ten) in Davis, California. The match marked the seventh one-goal decision of the season for the Cardinal and was the team's first loss since an Aug. 26 game against then-No. 14 Northwestern
In the second set of second-ranked Stanford's (10-2, 3-0 Pac-12) 25-12, 25-18, 26-24 home sweep of Arizona State (10-5, 0-3), Lutz claimed her 1,000 career kill, becoming just the 18th Stanford player since 1986 to reach that mark.
Sitting fourth in the nation, Stanford women's volleyball (9-2, 2-0 Pac-12) came into its match against No. 25 Colorado (10-3, 0-2) having only lost sets against Penn State, otherwise dominating opponents with a combination of stellar team defense and powerful outside hitters. On Sunday, however, the Cardinal had to recover from an injury to star sophomore middle blocker Audriana Fitzmorris and battle back to win a close five-set decision 20-25, 25-13, 27-29, 29-27, 15-12.
Boasting a winning record and a four-game win streak heading into its weekend three-spot against conference foes, No. 12 Stanford field hockey (7-2, 4-0 America East) displayed a depth of talent to take all three victories and remain undefeated in the America East Conference. While the Cardinal had scored nine goals in six games to…
Tensions were running high on Thursday as No. 12 Stanford (4-2, 1-0 America East) took on No. 24 Pacific (3-5, 0-2) at home in a rematch of last year’s America East Field Hockey Championship. In that November matchup, the Cardinal scored in the 16th minute and held on to win 1-0 for their first conference title…
Coming off back-to-back losses to start the season, No. 13 Stanford field hockey (3-2) returned to the Farm with a point to prove, searching for its first win of the year. The team stepped up to that task in a huge way, taking down three ranked opponents in No. 17 Iowa (2-3), No. 22 Massachusetts…
On the road at the Texas A&M Tournament in College Station, Texas, No. 4 Stanford women’s volleyball (4-1) dropped its first match against No. 3 Penn State (5-0) — the team’s first loss since Nov. 12, 2016 — but rebounded with a win against Texas A&M (2-2). The Cardinal kept Friday’s match close against their…
Defending national champion Stanford women’s volleyball (3-0) cruised in its opening weekend at the Long Beach State University Invitational, sweeping Long Beach State (1-2) on Friday before delivering Saturday doubleheader sweeps of Iowa (2-1) and Wright State (0-3). Despite playing without fifth-year senior opposite Merete Lutz due to injury, the Cardinal rolled past Long Beach…
On Wednesday, former Stanford gymnast and assistant coach Tabitha Yim ’08 was named head coach of the women’s gymnastics team, where she hopes to continue her success in the sport after a two-year head coaching stint at Arizona. As an assistant coach at Stanford, Yim coached all four events while leading team recruiting efforts. Relying…