Despite career-best performances from several players, No. 9 Stanford women’s volleyball (17-7, 11-5 Pac-12) was unable to defeat No. 13 UCLA (21-5, 12-4 Pac-12) in Maples Pavilion Saturday, falling in five sets.
No. 13 Stanford women’s volleyball (16-6, 10-4 Pac-12) defeated Colorado (12-11, 4-9) and No. 19 Utah (17-8, 8-6) on the road this Friday and Saturday, bringing its win streak to five and placing the Cardinal in a three-way tie with UCLA and Washington for first place in the Pac-12. Stanford has swept four of its last five matches, and with six games left, the team will seek to maintain momentum as it closes out its regular season slate.
No. 13 Stanford field hockey (11-5, 5-1 AEC) takes on UMass Lowell (8-10, 3-5) in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament today. The Cardinal enter the tournament as the top seed in the West division, and will seek to outdo the No. 4 seed from the East at noon in Stockton, California.
Coming off a rebounding victory against the Wildcats, Stanford (5-3, 3-3 Pac-12) plays host to Oregon State Beavers (2-6, 1-4 Pac-12) as the Cardinal hope to continue momentum in conference play. Daily’s senior staff writer Andrew Mather and editors Lorenzo Rosas and Olivia Hummer discuss the how the Cardinal can ensure another victory against a lesser opponent this Saturday.
No. 17 Stanford women’s volleyball (13-6, 7-4 Pac-12) made quick work of the No. 7 Washington Huskies (18-3, 8-3) in a three-set upset at home Wednesday night, snapping the Huskies’ seven-game win streak. This is the second time the Cardinal have defeated the Huskies this season and their seventh straight victory against Washington in Maples Pavilion.
A Cardinal defense which had given up 86 points to two Washington teams in the past two weeks finally came together, as a pick-six from sophomore Quenton Meeks kickstarted a second-half rally that would end in a 17-10 victory for the Cardinal (4-2, 3-2 Pac-12) over Notre Dame (2-5) in a turnover-laden game in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday.
It was a weekend of mixed success for No. 12 Stanford women’s volleyball (11-5, 5-3, Pac-12) as Arizona (13-6, 5-2) edged Stanford in four sets on Friday but bounced back quickly to sweep Arizona State (8-12, 1-7) on Saturday in Maples Pavilion.
When you’re fighting for the near-impossible goal of walking onto a top-10 football team, giving up isn’t an option.