Top-ranked women’s volleyball (5-1, 0-0 Pac-12) fell in four sets to No. 8 Minnesota (4-2, 0-0 Big Ten) on Saturday evening. The 27-25, 27-25, 23-25, 25-20 loss ended Stanford’s 37-match win streak, which was the longest active win streak in the nation and Stanford’s longest win streak of all time.
No. 1 women’s volleyball (4-0, 0-0 Pac-12) continues its grueling out-of-conference schedule with a trip to Pennsylvania. The Cardinal will take on No. 4 Penn State (5-0, 0-0 Big Ten) on Friday and No. 8 Minnesota (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten) on Saturday. By the end of the weekend, Stanford will have faced top-10 teams in four consecutive matches.
The Cardinal will travel to Gainesville, FL, to do battle with No. 7 Florida.
Following Friday night’s sweep against unranked College of Charleston (0-1, 0-0 CAA), No. 1 Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac -12) returned to the court on Saturday for its final game in the College of Charleston Classic,defeating Duke (0-2, 0-0 ACC) in, yet again, sweeping fashion.
The rout was led, as expected, by senior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer. The reigning AVCA Player of the Year put away 16 kills on 29 attempts with just four errors for a hitting percentage of .414. She additionally tallied seven digs and a block on the defensive side of the net.
Stanford women’s volleyball has nowhere to go but down. The preseason favorites are coming off their eighth National Championship, the most in NCAA history. Everyone expects them to make it nine this season, and it’s easy to see why.
The Cardinal had an amazing year in the 2018-19 calendar. Trying to describe all the incredible moments would take too long to do, so The Daily Sports Staff give their favorite moments of the past year.
Last weekend, No. 20 Stanford’s beach volleyball season came to a close as the Cardinal was unable to progress very far in the Pac-12 tournament.