The second-ranked women’s water polo team (7-0, 1-0 MPSF) travels to Irvine, CA, this weekend to compete in the 13th annual Barbara Kalbus Invitational hosted by UC Irvine (UCI).
Looking to rebound from a close loss on Saturday against the No. 3 UC Irvine (6-1, 0-0 Big West), No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (5-1, 0-0 MPSF) will now play another home double-header versus No. 15 Purdue Fort Wayne (4-2, 0-0 Summit League) on Friday and Saturday nights. The games will test the Cardinal’s ability to rebound after their first loss and will show how resilient Stanford really is.
Stanford men’s volleyball (4-0) lit up Burnham Pavilion Saturday night as they rolled over No. 7 Ohio State (2-2) in 4 sets. The Buckeyes, who had given up only one set in the two schools’ last 3 meetings, are the first to fall in the 2019 Stanford Revenge Tour.
Stanford (12-3-4 7-2-1 Pac-12) avenged its last postseason defeat with a resounding 2-0 victory over UC Irvine (11-6-4, 5-1-1 Big West) on a chilly Sunday night. The two sides last met in the second round of the 2014 NCAA tournament, when the Anteaters scored in overtime to beat the Cardinal 1-0, in what is also Stanford’s most recent postseason loss.
This weekend, the No. 2 Stanford men’s water polo team (15-1) takes on No. 9 UC Davis (13-5) on Saturday at noon and No. 11 UC Irvine (7-10) on Sunday at 1pm in their final two home games of the regular season. The team will be led by sophomores Ben Hallock and Tyler Abramson on offense, each of whom have 42 goals on the season. On defense, the Cardinal will be led by senior goalkeeper Oliver Lewis, who has 174 saves on the season and is allowing an average of only 6.46 goals per game.
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.
After dropping Friday’s match against No. 5 UC Irvine (19-6, 13-5 MPSF), No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball was able to turn it around and secure a win on Saturday, sweeping UC San Diego (7-19, 3-15) in the final match of the regular season. With the win, Stanford closes out the regular season with a record of 13-12 and 8-10 in MPSF play.
No. 1 Stanford women’s water polo crushed cross-town rival No. 4 Cal to complete an undefeated sweep of the 2017 Stanford invitational. No. 20 Loyola Marymount, No. 8 Hawaii, and No. 6 UC Irvine all fell to Stanford at the Avery Aquatic Center, upping Stanford’s home record to 92-6 since 2008. Freshman Makenzie Fischer led…