The No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball team came up short against top seeded Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA title match on Saturday evening, falling to the Ramblers in four sets (25-17, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15) in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,485. While the Cardinal fought hard, Loyola-Chicago and its home court advantage proved too much for Stanford, which was seeking to win its third national title in program history. Stanford is now 2-3 in NCAA championship matches.
A win would take Stanford to the NCAA Tournament for its first appearance since the 2010 season, when Stanford won the championship and brought home its second national title. If Stanford advances, it will set up a rematch with second-seeded BYU with a spot in the national championship match on the line.
The second-seeded Stanford men’s volleyball team was swept for the first time this season on Saturday, losing the MPSF title match to top seed BYU, 25-23, 25-22, 25-22, at the BYU Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, Utah. The loss ended the Cardinal’s impressive 13-match winning streak, which was their longest since 1997.
Stanford men’s volleyball swept Pepperdine in a near-perfect performance on Thursday, earning the Cardinal a spot in the MPSF championship match this weekend.
Stanford men’s volleyball will travel to Provo, Utah on Thursday to play Pepperdine in the semifinals of the MPSF Tournament. The third-seeded Cardinal are looking to continue their impressive 12-match winning streak, earn a spot in the MPSF Championship game and gain an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament after closing out the regular season…
The No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball team defeated No. 6 UC-Irvine in a thrilling five-set match at Maples Pavilion, winning their first match of the MPSF Tournament (28-30, 25-22, 25-15, 17-25, 15-13). The Cardinal extended their winning streak to 12 straight matches and will travel to Utah this Thursday to face No. 2 seed Pepperdine in the semifinals.
The No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball team (20-7, 17-7 MPSF) finished its regular season schedule on an 11-match win streak after road wins over No. 6 UC-Irvine and UC-San Diego. The Cardinal reached the 20-win mark for the fourth time under head coach John Kosty.
Stanford men’s volleyball will take to the road this weekend to play their last two matches of the regular season in Southern California. The No. 4 Cardinal (18-7, 15-7 MPSF) have already secured a spot in the MPSF Tournament, so the team knows these will not be its last matches of the season. However, these last games will decide where the Cardinal will be ranked in conference heading into the conference tournament.