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.
In an upset for the ages and the unquestioned game of the season thus far, No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (5-0) took down the second-ranked UC Irvine (5-1) in four sets. This victory marks the third consecutive ranked win for the team, and the Stanford Revenge Tour rolls onward.
Stanford men’s volleyball (4-0) lit up Burnham Pavilion Saturday night as they rolled over No. 7 Ohio State (2-2) in 4 sets. The Buckeyes, who had given up only one set in the two schools’ last 3 meetings, are the first to fall in the 2019 Stanford Revenge Tour.
A 3-0 sweep over No. 14 Ball State Cardinals (2-2) gives the No. 11 Stanford men’s volleyball team (3-0) its first ranked win of the year. The victory keeps the Cardinal undefeated, and marks the team’s third consecutive win against Ball State. The Cardinals fought to keep it close in the first set, but Stanford ran away with the match 25-22, 25-17, and 25-20.
It was a disappointing end to a tumultuous season as Stanford men’s volleyball (6-20, 3-9 MPSF) was obliterated by No. 2 UCLA (23-6, 9-3) in the first round of the MPSF tournament. The Cardinal were swept under the rug by a score of 3-0 as they hit a season low .057 on the match.
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).
Stanford men’s volleyball (6-17, 3-7 MPSF) concluded their home matches for the season on a high note, claiming wins over No. 13 Grand Canyon (16-10, 3-7) and No. 14 Concordia (13-14, 4-7) on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Despite struggles throughout the season, the team’s spring break and seven-game homestand ended successfully, culminating in an impressive senior night victory.
Service and attacking errors hindered the ability of No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball (13-13, 8-10 MPSF) to even nip at the heels of No. 3 BYU (24-3, 16-2) in the MPSF quarterfinals on Saturday in Provo, Utah, where the Cougars swept the match 25-19, 25-21, 25-18.