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.
On Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 PM, the No. 1 ranked Stanford men’s water polo (9-0) will host No. 9 Long Beach State (6-5), trying to keep their nine-game winning streak going. This match comes after the Cardinal managed to overcome the former first seed, USC, 13-11 in a home game, matching the team’s best season start since 2009.
No. 6 Stanford men’s water polo (12-4, 4-3 MPSF) hosts No. 4 Pacific (15-5, 3-0) this Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center.
No. 5 Stanford men’s water polo (11-2, 0-1 MPSF) will look to get two more wins under their belt as they head south to challenge No. 7 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and No. 8 Pepperdine on Sunday.
No. 5 Cardinal men’s water polo (11-2, 3-1 MPSF) continued their victory streak as they routed San Jose State (2-10) 15-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center.
After a tremendous season, No. 5 Stanford men’s volleyball (19-6, 17-5 MPSF) fell short in the MPSF quarterfinals, losing in five sets to No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (20-9, 14-8). The Cardinal rallied from an 0-2 set deficit to force a decisive fifth set, but they were defeated 20-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 12-15 and are effectively eliminated from any further postseason play.
In its regular-season finale, No. 3 Stanford men’s volleyball (19-5, 17-5 MPSF) suffered its second straight loss, this time at the hands of No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (19-9, 14-8). The Cardinal were outhit .299 to .360 by the Gauchos, and although they were able to claim the second set, the Cardinal were unable to overcome early deficits, ultimately falling 19-25, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25.
In front of a home crowd of 1,500 fans on Senior Night, No. 4 Stanford men’s volleyball (19-3, 17-3 MPSF) exacted its revenge over No. 5 Long Beach State (21-6, 15-5), one of only three teams that has beaten the Cardinal this season. Stanford shined in its final regular-season home match, defeating the 49ers in four sets, 25-23, 22-25, 29-27, 25-19. With this win, Stanford remains tied with BYU at the top of the MPSF standings.