Stanford will be well represented at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. Representing eight programs and three countries, 20 Cardinal athletes will be competing at the 30th Summer Universiade from July 3-14.
In preparation for the first round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Men’s Volleyball Tournament (MPSF), which will begin on Saturday, the conference released its All-MPSF Volleyball Selections yesterday, April 11. No. 8 Stanford (15-10, 6-6 MPSF) and No. 12 Brigham Young (12-11, 6-6 MPSF) both have five selections and are tied for the most.
No. 8 men’s volleyball recovered from their worst beatdown of the season to earn their first road win of the season after defeating UC San Diego on Saturday night.
After a draining 2-3 loss to No. 9 BYU on Thursday, No. 8 men’s volleyball (12-6, 4-3 MPSF) ended their three year losing streak against the Cougars (8-5, 4-3) with an emphatic 3-1 win. Stanford is now tied with BYU for third place in the MPSF conference standings.
No. 9 men’s volleyball (11-6, 3-3 MPSF) was unable to convert three match points against No. 9 BYU (8-4, 4-2 MPSF) in a soul-crushing five set loss. True to the rankings, the match was about as even as possible, with the sets falling 25-21, 17-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-17.
Looking to win their first game on the road, No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (11-5, 3-2 MPSF) travels to Provo, Utah to take on No. 9 Brigham Young University (7-4, 3-2 MPSF) tonight. BYU is yet to lose a home game this season, but this statistic should not deter the Cardinal — who enter the game on a win streak.
No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (10-5, 3-2 MPSF) broke open the broom closet for the second straight match to sweep Grand Canyon University (GCU) (7-9, 0-4 MPSF). The team played efficient volleyball, closing out the match in just over an hour. That hour saw just seven total tie scores and a singular lead change.
Tonight, No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (9-5, 2-2 MPSF) will attempt to extend its current win streak to three games against Grand Canyon University (7-8, 0-3 MPSF). The Cardinal are currently ranked third in the Mountain Pacific Sports Conference, while the Lopes are last.