The Senior Night energy swept through the No. 8 men’s volleyball team as they overcame No. 4 UCLA in a 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 15-10 thriller on Saturday night.
For just the second time this year, the No. 8 men’s volleyball team was defeated in Maples. No. 6 Pepperdine claimed the 3-0 decision, taking advantage of Stanford’s anemic gameplay.
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.
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.
The No. 8 men’s volleyball team (11-5, 1-1 MPSF) successfully claimed its third consecutive sweep, defeating UC San Diego on Saturday night (6-10, 0-3 Big West). The team continued its high level of play, and the men showed resilience when UCSD made runs late into the match.
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.
Parent’s Weekend is a time to show off all our lovely campus has to offer. While your parents may or may not be impressed with the academics, it’s difficult to argue with 24 straight Director’s Cups and the most NCAA Division I team championships of any school in the nation. Eight teams will be on campus this weekend, and you won’t want to miss any of them.