The Daily’s 2016 Stanford football preview series continues with Alexa Philippou, Vihan Lakshman and Tristan Vanech discussing the Cardinal’s schedule, touching on conference parity, potential trap games and their favorite matchups on the road ahead.
After struggling all season, Stanford (13-35, 0-24 Pac-12) softball mercifully closed out its season this past weekend as it dropped a three-game series to No. 13/14 Washington (36-13, 16-8), losing each game by at least three runs.
Stanford baseball desperately needed a series win this weekend to snap a streak of seven losses in nine games and get back into the thick of the Pac-12 race. They delivered.
Putting others before oneself came up often in conversations about the team’s leadership, and Paige and Romanowicz reinforce the ethos in their actions.
For the Stanford women’s golf team, the Pac-12 Championship has been no good indicator of where the team has stood over the last two seasons.
This weekend, the No. 19 Stanford women’s tennis team (12-5, 7-1 Pac-12) traveled to the Pacific Northwest and took on No. 47 Washington (12-10, 3-6) and No. 57 Washington State (17-8, 2-7) in its last road matches of the regular season. Both matches ended in dominant wins for Stanford, as the Cardinal cruised 6-1 against Washington and 5-2 against Washington State.
The Cardinal came out to a slow start and had no response to the red-hot Washington Huskies, which won a 85-76 decision over Stanford to earn their first-ever Final Four berth. The Huskies’ victory marked the first time in 12 years that a seven seed made it to the Final Four, a feat accomplished through Washington’s upset wins over No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Stanford.
On Saturday night, Stanford (13-12, 6-8 Pac-12) fell 64-53 to the Washington Huskies (16-11, 8-7), who snapped a four-game losing streak behind a dazzling performance from freshman Dejounte Murray.