Big offensive numbers from freshman guard Tyrell Terry and sophomore forward Jaiden Delaire helped Cardinal men’s basketball (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) claim a 86-58 win over Long Beach State (1-2, 0-0 Big West) on Tuesday. With the victory, Stanford moved to 3-0 on the season, with defeats coming last week over Montana and Cal State Fullerton.
Following a 70-54 defeat of Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Stanford men’s basketball (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) will face the 49ers of Long Beach State (1-1, 0-0 Big West) tonight. The game is the third of six straight home games for the Card to open the season.
No. 1 men’s water polo (13-1, 0-0 MPSF) cemented their top ranking with two more victories this weekend on a trip to Southern California. First, the Cardinal defeated No. 8 California State University, Long Beach (10-8, 0-0 GCC) on Saturday 11-5, then travelled to Orange County, where they beat No. 13 University of California, Irvine (16-7, 0-0 GCC).
No. 17 beach volleyball (8-10, 2-1 Pac-12) competed in a busy spring break, winning four of seven duels across Southern California.
Friday night saw the worst performance of the year from the No. 8 men’s volleyball team (12-7, 1-1 MPSF) as they were destroyed by top-ranked Long Beach State (16-0, 2-0 Big West) in three sets, 18-25, 13-25, 14-25.
Coming off of a closely contested double-header versus No. 10 Brigham Young (8-5, 4-3 MPSF), No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (12-6, 4-3 MPSF) now looks to the most formidable opponent of them all, nearly perfect No. 1 Long Beach State (15-0, 2-0 Big West). Although unlikely, even winning a single set against the reigning national champions on Friday will be admirable for the Cardinal.
On Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 PM, the No. 1 ranked Stanford men’s water polo (9-0) will host No. 9 Long Beach State (6-5), trying to keep their nine-game winning streak going. This match comes after the Cardinal managed to overcome the former first seed, USC, 13-11 in a home game, matching the team’s best season start since 2009.
The Cardinal was defeated by No. 1 Long Beach State on Saturday at Maples Pavilion in a highly competitive three-set match. Despite the final outcome, the Cardinal put up a good fight against the number one team in the country.