A cool-headed Alanna Smith goes in for a game-winning, left-handed layup to rally No. 10 Stanford from 15 points down to topple the unranked Trojans 69-67 at USC’s Galen Center in LA on Sunday. Smith topped off the game with 23 points and 12 rebounds to help Stanford (21-4, 11-3 Pac-12) beat USC (15-10, 5-9) in the second game of the weekend for women’s basketball.
No. 9 Stanford men’s volleyball will return home tonight to take on No. 14 University of Southern California in a game that comes on the heels of a four-game losing streak for the Cardinal.
After finishing off a three-game road trip last weekend, Stanford’s men’s basketball team (12-11, 5-6 Pac-12) returns to Maples Pavilion to host the USC Trojans (13-11, 6-5) this Wednesday at 8 p.m. PST.
In a heartbreaking loss to No. 5 Georgia (6-0) on Monday morning in the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, the No. 1 Stanford women’s tennis team’s 25-match winning streak dating back to February 24, 2018 was finally broken. The Cardinal now has a season record of 5-1, and had taken down No. 18 LSU (4-0) and No. 6 Texas (4-3) on Friday and Sunday in the first round and quarterfinals before falling to Georgia in the semifinals on Monday.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Stanford soccer has been absolutely unstoppable, and this past weekend was no exception, as both teams played a home match in Cagan Stadium. The women’s team (10-0-1, 3-0-0 Pac-12) is unbeaten this season, and is currently ranked first in the nation. They extended a 33 game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 extra time victory against No. 2 ranked USC on Sunday (9-1-1, 2-1-0). The men’s team (5-1-3, 2-0-0), while not ranked at the moment, dominated UCLA (5-4-0, 1-1-0) right after the conclusion of the women’s match, blasting them 3-0 in regulation.
No. 13 ranked USC women’s volleyball (10-4, 2-1 Pac-12) didn’t stand a fraction of a chance from the moment they entered Maples Pavilion on Friday night. The absolute juggernaut that is the No. 2 ranked Stanford Cardinal (12-1, 4-0 Pac-12) cruised to yet another 3-0 sweep of the opposition as they claimed their ninth consecutive victory.
Stanford men’s volleyball had a tough end of the week on the road, losing to No. 14 USC (4-7, 1-0 MPSF) on Thursday night and then to No. 12 CSUN (7-4) on Saturday. Both teams haven’t had the most stable seasons, with the Cardinal having a four-game losing streak before a win against UC San…
Stanford men’s volleyball (2-8) had a split weekend, taking a loss at UC Irvine on Friday and then coming back to beat UC San Diego on Saturday, breaking a four-game losing streak for the Cardinal. Both games were on the road, where Stanford will stay for another four games.