A massive second half by Stanford (10-10, 3-5 Pac-12) stopped Colorado (11-8, 2-5 Pac-12) in their tracks as the Cardinal left Maples with a 75-62 victory. With sophomore forward KZ Okpala held scoreless in the first half, it was a big night for sophomore forward Oscar da Silva, who went scoreless in Thursday’s loss to Utah, that kept the Cardinal in the game.
Unlike many of the young kids who watched Tiger Woods win a a golf tournament on Sunday, I’m old enough to remember when Tiger was the most dominant athlete in the world. I’m also old enough to remember his fall from grace. The magazine covers, the news reports, the endless series of setbacks—personal, physical, and professional—it seemed impossible that he would ever make it back to the top of the golfing world.
Coming off an upset loss against unranked USC, No. 6 Stanford men’s volleyball (9-5, 6-3 MPSF) rebounded to defeat Cal Baptist (3-11, 1-9) on Saturday by a final score of 25-20, 20-25, 17-25, 25-16, 15-11. This was Stanford’s third five-set comeback win in its past four matches.
Down two sets against No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (6-7, 3-7 MPSF), No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (8-4, 5-2) came back to earn its second-consecutive five-set match win, 23-25, 41-43, 26-24, 25-15, 15-10 in Maples Pavilion.
In a game where both teams struggled to consistently execute on offense, the score explosion of the last few minutes left Stanford (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12) feeling lucky to escape with a win in Pasadena — and the Bruins wondering what might have been.