No. 2 women’s soccer (13-1, 6-0 Pac-12) will head to the Rockies to do battle with Colorado (10-4-1, 2-3-1 Pac-12) on Thursday and Utah (6-5-4, 1-2-3 Pac-12) on Sunday. Stanford sits atop the conference rankings as the only undefeated team left in the Pac-12.
Following a 1-0 win over San Diego State University, No. 5 Stanford men’s soccer (9-1-2, 3-1-1 Pac-12) will return from a 10 day break to play the University of San Francisco (2-8-1, 0-2-0 WCC) on Wednesday at home.
Top-ranked women’s swimming and diving (1-0, 0-0 Pac-12) will open up its conference slate by hosting its annual fall meet with Washington State (1-1, 0-0 Pac-12). The Cardinal enter the meet having won their last 30 dual meets, including 20 straight at home in Avery.
Down 14-12 in the fifth set and on the brink of surrendering its third loss in Maples, No. 2 Stanford (13-3, 7-1 Pac-12) rallied with a 5-1 run to secure a nail-biter of a match against No. 18 Utah (13-6, 5-3 Pac-12). The band aptly played Gustav Holst’s “Mars, the Bringer of War” as the Cardinal mounted their decisive comeback, but instead of the Roman god of war, it was senior opposite Audriana Fitzmorris who became Stanford’s agent of destruction.
With a quick victory over the Colorado Buffaloes (8-9, 0-7 Pac-12) on Friday, No. 2 women’s volleyball (12-3, 6-1 Pac-12) stretched their winning streak to five. The Cardinal secured the win in three sets (25-22, 25-12, 25-14), despite an error-riddled opening set.
The task was too much for Stanford (3-4, 2-3 Pac-12) to handle with a third-string quarterback under center. Riding an eleven-game losing streak against the Cardinal, UCLA (2-5, 2-2 Pac-12) came into Stanford Stadium and captured its second win of the season in convincing fashion, 34-16.
No. 2 women’s volleyball (11-3, 5-1 Pac-12) looks to continue their recent streak of home wins Friday night as they take on Pac-12 opponent Colorado (8-8, 0-6 Pac-12) in Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal enter the game having won their last two home appearances and are currently on a four-game win-streak.
After a convincing five-goal shootout against Oregon last Sunday, No. 2 Stanford women’s soccer (12-1, 5-0 Pac-12) returns home to take on in-conference rival, No. 16 UCLA (9-3-1, 3-2 Pac-12), at Cagan Stadium on October 19th.