The Senior Night energy swept through the No. 8 men’s volleyball team as they overcame No. 4 UCLA in a 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 15-10 thriller on Saturday night.
For just the second time this year, the No. 8 men’s volleyball team was defeated in Maples. No. 6 Pepperdine claimed the 3-0 decision, taking advantage of Stanford’s anemic gameplay.
The outdoor track and field season kicks off on Friday with the two-day Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State. Stanford will be represented by a mix of throwers, jumpers and sprinters including a number of notable veterans and freshman standouts.
Stanford men’s basketball is scheduled to play in the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic next season in Kansas City, Missouri. The Cardinal will be joined by Butler, Missouri and Oklahoma for the two-day tournament at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Nov. 25-26.
While Stanford (19-4, 0-0 Pac-12) wasn’t the unstoppable force of nature this weekend that they have been recently, they still came away from the Cardinal Classic with three more wins.
An Air Force invasion of Burnham Pavilion fell flat on Friday, as the No. 2 Cardinal men’s gymnastics squad bombarded the No. 13 Falcons in a 415.750-392.500 victory.
No. 13 beach volleyball split their four matches this past weekend, going 1-1 on each of the two days.
On Saturday afternoon, No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo (12-1, 2-0 MPSF) returned to form by besting No. 9 Arizona State (9-7, 0-1 MPSF) 10-7 in its first game against a ranked opponent since a tough loss to No. 1 USC.