Starting Friday, No. 24 Stanford softball (26-6, 4-1 PAC-12) will play three games in Corvallis, OR against Oregon State (19-13, 1-8 PAC-12), another conference matchup that will prove vital as Stanford continues to jostle with Arizona, UCLA and Washington at the top of PAC-12.
Fighting fire with fire, or in this case water with water, Stanford women’s sailing will take its talents to Annapolis, Maryland this weekend for the Navy Spring Women’s Regatta. The Cardinal will face a season-high 17 opponents over the weekend, including the host US Naval Academy’s women Midshipmen.
In a weekend of highs and lows, the Stanford women’s basketball team (19-4, 9-3 Pac-12) dominated the No. 7 ranked Oregon State Beavers (20-4, 10-2) in an upset victory on Friday night before being dissected by the No. 3 Oregon Ducks (23-1, 12-0) on Sunday. The Cardinal walked all over the Beavers, winning 61-44, but were obliterated by the Ducks, falling 84-44. This loss marked the first time the team has been beaten by 40 points since 1985.
After a three game losing streak, Stanford football (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) rebounded with a 48-17 victory over Oregon State (2-8, 1-6) on Senior Night. With the win, the Cardinal become bowl eligible for a program-record tenth straight year.
For the final time, Stanford football’s (5-4, 3-3 Pac-12) seniors will suit up in Stanford Stadium to take on Oregon State (2-7, 1-5) Saturday night. Stanford has won the last eight meetings against the Beavers.
The No. 1 ranked Stanford women’s soccer team (15-0-2, Pac-12 8-0-1) traveled to Washington State (11-5-1, 4-5-1) yesterday to face the Cougars in a match that ended in a 1-1 double overtime draw. The Cardinal’s unbeaten streak marches on, now standing at 39 games since their last defeat. This tie, however, marks the end of their 26 game Pac-12 win streak, which dates back to October of 2016.
On August 31st, Stanford women’s volleyball travelled to Utah and played against Brigham Young University in a match that went five sets, and eventually ended with Stanford falling just short in the fifth.
Fast forward two months, and now the No. 2 ranked Cardinal (18-1, 10-0 Pac-12) haven’t lost a single game since that day in August. 16 straight wins and a perfect conference record later, they sit at the top of the Pac-12, and the country, with a seemingly unbeatable roster. But they still aren’t number one. That spot belongs to the BYU Cougars, who are the only remaining undefeated team in the nation. Stanford now has their eyes set on just one goal: getting revenge on BYU in Minneapolis this December at the NCAA Final Four, and claiming their second national championship in three years.
Stanford’s No. 2 ranked women’s volleyball team (16-1, 8-0 Pac-12) heads north to play the Oregon State Beavers (10-10, 0-8) this Friday at 7:00pm pst. This will mark the beginning of a four game road trip for the Cardinal, who will not return to Maples Pavilion until Friday, November 2nd against Colorado.