The Cardinal women’s volleyball team will become the youngest ever to play for the national title after handling No. 2-seeded Minnesota 26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22 in the NCAA semifinals on Thursday.
The only thing harder than reaching the top, is staying there. For the first time in program history, Stanford won a consecutive national championship today, thanks to two incredible saves from senior goalkeeper Andrew Epstein in penalty kicks.
A 106th-minute header from Foster Langsdorf proved the deciding score as No. 5 Stanford men’s soccer (13-3-4) was able to best the University of Virginia Cavaliers (11-4-5), with a 1-0 overtime win. Thanks to Langsdorf’s seventh game-winner, Stanford’s dreams of defending its 2015 national title are very much alive. “It was an incredible game with two ultra-competitive…
For the second straight year, the women’s water polo national championship was decided by a single goal and a pivotal play in the final 15 seconds. Last year, Stanford came out on top, with Kiley Neushul netting the game-winning goal on a penalty shot following a controversial call. This year, the Cardinal weren’t as lucky.
Championships are won on a series of small moments, and sometimes one singular shot can make all the difference. Those in attendance at Avery Aquatic Center on Sunday saw the culmination of those small moments into one final triumph as Stanford bested UCLA 7-6 to stand alone atop the water polo world.
For the second consecutive year, the distribution of college football national titles in the nation stands at zero for the SEC and one for everybody that’s not the SEC.
It’s hard to imagine Stanford without Hoover Tower, NSO fountain-hopping or the one, the only, the truly incomparable Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. But what about Stanford without the Directors’ Cup?
The matchup that everyone expected all season has finally arrived, as No. 2 Stanford will take on No. 1 USC in the NCAA women’s water polo national championship game tomorrow.