Tonight, No. 22 Stanford softball (16-2, 0-0 PAC-12) takes on Sacramento State (8-7, 0-0 Big Sky) in a double-header looking to extend its win streak to twelve games heading into another home tournament, the Cardinal Classic, this weekend.
This Friday, the No. 2 Stanford women’s water polo (11-0, 1-0 Pac-12) cruised past Santa Clara (4-9, 0-0 GCC) in a 17-1 victory. The top scorers of the match were senior Madison Berggren and sophomore Sarah Klass with four goals each.
Last weekend, No. 13 Stanford beach volleyball (2-5, 2-0 Pac-12) earned its first victories of the season at the Pac-12 South Invitational hosted by Arizona. The Cardinal split Saturday, defeating Oregon (0-3, 0-2 Pac-12) and then dropping the duel to No. 2 USC (4-1, 1-0 Pac-12). The Cardinal returned to form on Sunday to defeat No. 14 Arizona (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12), picking up their first ranked win.
On an East Coast road trip from Friday to Sunday, No. 22 Stanford women’s lacrosse (4-1, 0-0 PAC-12) took its game to New York for impressive wins against Albany (3-1, 0-0 America East) and No. 10 Stony Brook (2-2, 0-0 America East).
A team finally took the plunge: the Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a thirteen-year, $330 million contract, the richest in the history of American sports. With any contract of that gigantic value, a player will struggle to live up to the deal. The Phillies, then, are prioritizing dramatic change over spending efficiency.
For the third straight year, the women’s swimming and diving team has captured the Pac-12 conference title, marking the first three-peat since Arizona from 2006-08. The 1,775 point victory was the third highest score in the history of the meet, and it fell just 1.5 points short of last year’s performance.
As rain poured outside Maples Sunday afternoon, thunder roared within the stadium. In a game that came down to the very last play, the Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team (15-14, 8-9 Pac-12) ultimately fell 62-61 to the No. 25 ranked Washington Huskies (22-7, 13-3).
Closing out the regular season, Stanford women’s basketball (25-4, 15-3 Pac-12) demolished Washington (9-20, 2-15 Pac-12) at Alaska Airlines Arena yesterday. To a silent crowd of 2760, the 72-53 result marked Stanford’s sixth consecutive win after losing horribly to the apparently indomitable No. 3 Oregon (27-3, 16-2 Pac-12). As the Cardinal head into the quarterfinals, this recent flurry of wins has placed the squad back at a desired tempo.