Stanford’s No. 1 ranked women’s water polo team (16-1, 4-0 MPSF) prepares to travel across the bay to face off against the No. 4 ranked California Golden Bears (13-5, 1-2) this Saturday at 12PM PST. Stanford is coming off two close wins against rival NCAA championship contenders, outlasting No. 3 ranked UCLA (21-4, 4-1) 7-6 last Saturday and edging out No. 2 USC (21-1, 3-1) 9-8 in overtime the weekend prior. With their toughest opponents behind them, the Cardinal seek to close out the last three games of the regular season.
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.
A cool-headed Alanna Smith goes in for a game-winning, left-handed layup to rally No. 10 Stanford from 15 points down to topple the unranked Trojans 69-67 at USC’s Galen Center in LA on Sunday. Smith topped off the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds to help Stanford (21-4, 11-3 Pac-12) beat USC (15-10, 5-9) in the second game of the weekend for women’s basketball.
Swinging full speed forward from their two consecutive wins these last two weekends against No. 9 California (twice) and No. 19 NorCal United, No. 1 Stanford men’s gymnastics look to land a third win against No. 9 California for the third time this season this Sunday at 6pm at Berkeley.
In a Thursday night matchup, the No. 6 Stanford men’s soccer (10-2-4, Pac-12 6-1-1) defeated the no. 87 San Diego Aztecs (6-9-1, 1-7-0) 2-0 after two decisive goals in the second half.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Stanford soccer has been absolutely unstoppable, and this past weekend was no exception, as both teams played a home match in Cagan Stadium. The women’s team (10-0-1, 3-0-0 Pac-12) is unbeaten this season, and is currently ranked first in the nation. They extended a 33 game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 extra time victory against No. 2 ranked USC on Sunday (9-1-1, 2-1-0). The men’s team (5-1-3, 2-0-0), while not ranked at the moment, dominated UCLA (5-4-0, 1-1-0) right after the conclusion of the women’s match, blasting them 3-0 in regulation.
Pauley Pavilion echoed with the sound of a crowd gathering on Thursday evening as the Stanford Cardinal men’s volleyball team took on No. 5 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Cardinal lost for the second time this season to UCLA in four sets (15-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-25).
The No. 3 ranked Stanford women’s volleyball team (15-2, 8-0 Pac-12) won two road games against No. 12 ranked UCLA (12-5, 5-2 Pac-12) and No. 19 ranked USC (14-5, 6-2 Pac-12) during their road trip to Southern California this past weekend. These victories improve the active Cardinal win streak to 10 straight.