No. 13 beach volleyball (2-5, 2-0 Pac-12) opens its first home stand of the year with a full weekend.
No. 11 beach volleyball (0-4) faced a tough start to their season last weekend, dropping all four of its matches in the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic. The team had as hard a starting lineup as anyone — facing No. 1 UCLA (5-0), No. 4 Pepperdine (3-1), No. 5 Hawai’i (2-2) and Saint Mary’s (1-3)
Stanford beach volleyball (0-0) begins its season tomorrow in Hawaii at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic. At the Classic, the preseason No. 11 Cardinal will have the opportunity to play against a few of the best teams in the nation.
The Stanford women’s tennis team opens their 2019 dual season Saturday, taking on the Saint Mary’s Gaels at 2 p.m. at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
The Cardinal men’s tennis team ended the 2018 season ranked seventh in the ITA National College Tennis Rankings, and second in Pac-12 rankings only to UCLA, ranked third nationally. The preseason ITA poll listed Stanford at tenth in the country going into 2019.
Sunday’s tournament match for Stanford men’s soccer can be summarized in just two words– ANDREW THOMAS. The redshirt senior goalkeeper denied one Saint Mary’s (18-0-2, 6-0-1 WCC) penalty kick and watched another clang off the crossbar as the No. 9 seeded Stanford (12-3-5, 7-2-1 Pac 12) advanced 4-2 on penalties over the eight seed in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
In a competitive match between two top-15 teams, No. 12 Stanford women’s lacrosse fell short against a strong No. 10 Duke squad that took an early lead and kept the Cardinal at a well enough distance to comfortably finish the match 12-8.
After the first goal came from Blue Devil junior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield six minutes into the match, Stanford and Duke traded goals for remainder of the half and ultimately headed into halftime with a 4-3 Duke lead after Stanford narrowed the margin behind senior attacker Kelly Myers.
After No. 20 Stanford men’s tennis (5-1) swept UNLV and Saint Mary’s over the weekend, the Cardinal now look to take on San Francisco (2-3) on Wednesday at 3 p.m.