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Olivia Hummer
Olivia Hummer '17 is a managing editor of The Daily's sports section and writes about volleyball, football and baseball. When she's not filling in as an emergency copy editor, she can be found curled up in a ball bemoaning the misfortunes of her beloved Seattle Mariners or cursing the misuse of the Stanford Athletics logo. Olivia is a senior majoring in history from Covina, California, and can be reached at ohummer 'at' stanford.edu.

Baseball sweeps Washington State in regular season finale

No. 9 Stanford baseball (40-14, 21-9 Pac-12) left no doubts as to why it is the hottest team in the country, sweeping Washington State (24-29, 10-20) and outscoring the Cougars 33-6 in its final regular season series. With the win, the Cardinal secured a 40-win season, marking the 21st time that a Stanford team has reached this milestone during the 41-year tenure of head coach Mark Marquess.

Baseball honors Marquess with sweep in final home series of the season

You couldn’t script a better ending. On Sunday afternoon, in the final regular season home game of head coach Mark Marquess’s career, No. 9 Stanford baseball (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) completed a sweep of Washington (26-25, 12-15) with a walk-off win in extra innings. The Cardinal rallied late to erase a five-run deficit while senior right-hander…

Softball upsets No. 7 Washington on Pancino’s one-hit wonder

Although Stanford softball (19-29, 2-19 Pac-12) lost the series against No. 7 Washington (40-11, 14-7), two games to one, the weekend was punctuated by flashes of brilliance. Freshman pitcher Kiana Pancino was near-flawless on Saturday as the Cardinal held No. 7 Washington scoreless to win its second conference game in as many seasons, and sophomore Carolyn Lee faced another tough-luck loss in the circle on Friday as Stanford fell 1-0.

Despite bright spots, softball swept by No. 12 UCLA

Stanford softball (18-27, 1-17 Pac-12) was unable to overcome the potent offense of No. 12 UCLA (37-12, 11-7), failing to win any of the three games played over the weekend. The Cardinal threatened an upset in Saturday's matchup, but they were hamstrung by a season-high six errors that allowed the Bruins to tack on five unearned runs to win the game 6-5.

Softball seeks momentum as it hosts No. 12 UCLA

Coming off its first conference win of the season at Oregon State, Stanford softball (18-24, 1-14 Pac-12) heads home this weekend for a three-game series against the No. 12 UCLA Bruins (33-12, 8-7). With the first win in the bag, the Cardinal have a confidence boost, but the Bruins will be tough to beat, as UCLA has been ranked in the national top-15 for the entire season.

Softball swept by No. 4 Arizona on the road

Over the course of the weekend, Stanford softball (16-19, 0-9 Pac-12) went winless in its three game series against No. 4 Arizona (40-1, 12-0) in Tuscon. The Cardinal were able to get on the board in two of three games but were ultimately unable to contain the potent Wildcats offense, which resulted in three run-rule wins…

Men’s volleyball ends regular season on high note

After dropping Friday's match against No. 5 UC Irvine (19-6, 13-5 MPSF), No. 8 Stanford men's volleyball was able to turn it around and secure a win on Saturday, sweeping UC San Diego (7-19, 3-15) in the final match of the regular season. With the win, Stanford closes out the regular season with a record of 13-12 and 8-10 in MPSF play.

Softball swept in first home conference series

Despite strong performances in a few big innings, Stanford softball (16-16, 0-6 Pac-12) was unable to best No. 15 Utah (24-7, 6-2) in a three-game series at home this weekend. In two of the three games, the Cardinal had a late chance to claim a win, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Men’s volleyball looks to snap Hawaii’s winning streak

Coming off a winning weekend in Pennsylvania, No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (11-7, 6-5 MPSF) is flying west across the Pacific for a doubleheader against No. 4 Hawaii (18-2, 8-2 MPSP) in Honolulu. The Cardinal swept No. 15 Penn State on Saturday, and they will look to keep the momentum rolling into this pair of conference matchups. However, the…

Men’s volleyball sweeps No. 15 Penn State to close out East Coast road swing

No. 8 Stanford men's volleyball (11-7, 6-5 MPSF) continued its winning ways in Pennsylvania this weekend, sweeping No. 15 Penn State (12-7, 6-2 EIVA) 25-20, 25-17, 25-23 on Saturday. The Cardinal held the advantage in every major statistical category and outhit the Nittany Lions .444 to .261 over the course of the match. This marks a season-high team hitting percentage for Stanford.

Softball sees mixed results at Easton Crimson Classic

In the final game of the Easton Crimson Classic, Stanford softball (12-8) was walked off by Drake (14-8) -- a heartbreaking closing to a weekend of highs and lows in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Cardinal finished the tournament with a 2-3 record, dropping a game to No. 11 Alabama (19-2) while splitting two games with Drake and two games with Jacksonville (11-9).

Baseball loses win streak despite strong outing from Bubic

Despite tossing his third quality start in as many opportunities this season, sophomore Kris Bubic took his second hard-luck loss of the season as No. 22 Stanford baseball (6-3) failed to score in a quiet 4-0 loss to Texas (7-3). With the loss, the Cardinal snapped a six-game win streak as well as a 12-game home win streak which dated back to last season.

Baseball routs UC Davis for sixth straight win

Stanford baseball (6-2) jumped out to a hot start Tuesday night, taking a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against UC Davis (3-3) and never looking back. With this 8-2 win, the Cardinal claimed their sixth straight victory, as well as their 12th consecutive home win, dating back to last season.

Softball opens play at home with 2-1 record in Nike Invitational

After inclement weather led to the cancellation of Friday's games, Stanford softball (7-3) opened its home slate by hosting the Nike Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, facing off against Omaha (3-5), UC Santa Barbara (3-5) and Pacific (3-5). The Cardinal got off to a slow start, dropping their first game against Omaha 2-3, but they bounced back quickly, routing UC Santa Barbara 16-2 later that night and beating Pacific 8-1 the following morning.

Softball notches comeback win over UC Davis

After dropping the final two games of the weekend's season-opening tournament, Stanford softball (5-2) rebounded quickly, defeating UC Davis on the road on Wednesday. A four-run sixth inning, bolstered by timely hitting and plate discipline, sealed the deal for the Cardinal, who rallied for their second come-from-behind victory in this young season.

Men’s volleyball sweeps USC in home MPSF opener

On the back of .615 (9-1-13) hitting by senior middle blocker Kevin Rakestraw, No. 8 Stanford men's volleyball (5-2, 2-0 MPSF) swept USC (2-6, 1-4) in Maples Pavilion Thursday night. The Trojans were crippled by 27 attack errors on the night, while seven Cardinal combined for 11.0 blocks, led by Rakestraw's six block assists.
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