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.
After a convincing 2-1 home series win over Utah a week ago, No. 26 women’s softball (30-10, 7-5 Pac-12) travelled to No. 3 Arizona (38-7, 15-0 Pac-12) this weekend. The Cardinal entered the game with the best team record since 2010, but were clobbered by the Wildcats in a three-game sweep.
After dropping two consecutive matches for the first time since April 2017, the No. 12 Stanford men’s tennis team (13-4) bounced back with a commanding 4-0 victory over the unranked Cal Poly Mustangs (9-7) on Thursday. The Mustangs were on a hot streak before running into the Cardinal, having won six out of their last seven dual matches this month.
Looking to win their first game on the road, No. 8 Stanford men’s volleyball (11-5, 3-2 MPSF) travels to Provo, Utah to take on No. 9 Brigham Young University (7-4, 3-2 MPSF) tonight. BYU is yet to lose a home game this season, but this statistic should not deter the Cardinal — who enter the game on a win streak.
Despite their third consecutive loss to Pac-12 competition in Friday’s Pink Night — a meet intended to raise awareness for breast cancer — No. 24 women’s gymnastics showed improvement on the beam and floor, two events head coach Tabitha Yim said the team fell short on in last week’s meet against No. 3 UCLA.
After a long fall season filled with practices and invitationals, the Stanford men’s swimming and diving team will open their winter dual meet season this morning against the University of the Pacific.
Stanford football (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12) enters this Thursday’s matchup with Arizona State (3-3, 1-2) unranked for the first time this year thanks to two straight losses. The season has taken a sharp turn after such a promising 4-0 start that raised expectations to Andrew Luck era levels. The exhilarating comeback victory over Oregon and Top 10 ranking feels like a different season at this point, and yet the Cardinal still control their own destiny in the Pac-12 North. With a Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl appearance still on the table, Stanford can turn 2018 into a success. The sky is not falling. But it might be if the Cardinal lose to Arizona State Thursday night.
For the first time in October, No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (12-0-1, 5-0 Pac-12) will be playing on the farm. The Cardinal play Utah (7-6-1, 4-2) tonight and will face No. 15 Colorado (12-0-3, 4-0-2) on Sunday.
Stanford is coming off an unusual road trip. Last Friday, they traveled to Tempe, Arizona where they were scheduled to play Arizona State University. Due to rain, the Cardinal returned home on Sunday without even playing a game. ASU and Stanford have rescheduled their match for November 4th.