The Stanford beach volleyball team finishes its regular season this upcoming weekend with trips to Arizona and Arizona State.
The Cardinal (12-6 overall, 3-3 Pac-12) look to bounce back after consecutive losses against Washington (April 15) and USC (April 18). Stanford starts the road trip on Friday at 6 p.m. PT against the Wildcats (13-8, 2-3) in Tuscon, Arizona, for what will be the second meeting between the two programs.
Last season at the Pac-12 Conference Championships, Arizona defeated Stanford in the first round by a score of 4-1 – Stanford’s No. 3 pair of Merete Lutz and Halland McKenna scored the only point for the Cardinal, defeating Olivia MacDonald and Sam Manley, 21-13, 21-14.
Stanford then travels to Tempe, Arizona, to face the Sun Devils (12-14, 1-2) at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Last season, Stanford defeated Arizona State, 3-2, thanks to a hard-fought clinching point by Ivana Vanjak and Catherine Raquel. It was the first time the two programs met.
Next week, the Cardinal will compete in the second annual Pac-12 Championships and Pac-12 Pairs Tournament. Last season, Stanford was eliminated in the first round by Arizona before falling, 3-2, to Washington in the consolation bracket. Stanford’s No. 1 pair of Kathryn Plummer and Jenna Gray, and No. 2 pair of Vanjak and Payton Chang are expected to compete in the pairs field.
Live results for Stanford’s dual against Arizona will be available at GoStanford.com. Live statistics for the Cardinal’s dual against Arizona State will not be available.
News courtesy of Stanford Athletics.