On Sunday, No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (5-1, 0-0 MPSF) fell short to No. 2 University of California, Irvine (6-1, 0-0 Big West) after a hard fought four sets. Despite it being Stanford’s first loss of 2019, the Cardinal’s performance was admirable and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with this season.
No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (4-0, 0-0 MPSF) has started the 2019 season with a bang, going undefeated in their first four games of the season for the first time since 2016. The Cardinal hopes to continue this win streak on Thursday and Saturday with a double-header against their toughest competition yet — No. 2 University of California, Irvine (5-0, 0-0 Big West).
Stanford (12-3-4 7-2-1 Pac-12) avenged its last postseason defeat with a resounding 2-0 victory over UC Irvine (11-6-4, 5-1-1 Big West) on a chilly Sunday night. The two sides last met in the second round of the 2014 NCAA tournament, when the Anteaters scored in overtime to beat the Cardinal 1-0, in what is also Stanford’s most recent postseason loss.
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.