Stanford men’s volleyball (2-8) had a split weekend, taking a loss at UC Irvine on Friday and then coming back to beat UC San Diego on Saturday, breaking a four-game losing streak for the Cardinal. Both games were on the road, where Stanford will stay for another four games.
The Cardinal was defeated by No. 1 Long Beach State on Saturday at Maples Pavilion in a highly competitive three-set match. Despite the final outcome, the Cardinal put up a good fight against the number one team in the country.
Service and attacking errors hindered the ability of No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (13-13, 8-10 MPSF) to even nip at the heels of No. 3 BYU (24-3, 16-2) in the MPSF quarterfinals on Saturday in Provo, Utah, where the Cougars swept the match 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.
It’s a tied match, headed into a decisive fifth set against UC San Diego, and the Stanford bench is going crazy. The yelling and screaming continue as the Cardinal take an early lead, continuing point after point. A kill by senior outside hitter Colin McCall brings Stanford to match point, with the team leading 14-10.…
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.
After securing a playoff berth with its five-set win over UC San Diego on Saturday, No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (12-11, 7-9 MPSF) will look to wrap up the regular season this weekend as it takes on No. 5 UC Irvine (17-6, 11-5 MPSF) on Friday and faces off with UCSD (7-17, 3-13 MPSF) on Saturday.
On a senior night that recognized the final regular season match at Maples Pavilion for three Cardinal players, No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (12-11, 7-9 MPSF) delivered a five-set comeback victory over UC San Diego (7-17, 3-13) on Saturday, ending a four-game losing streak and clinching a spot in the MPSF playoffs, its ninth in the past ten years.
This past weekend, Stanford men’s volleyball (11-9, 6-7 MPSF) flew across the Pacific in hopes of at least one underdog win against No. 4 Hawaii (20-2, 10-2). The team was not wishing this without precedent, as the then-No. 6 Cardinal took out then-No. 4 Hawaii twice last year in a doubleheader at Maples Pavilion.