Eight Is Great
TUCSON, Ariz. – The No. 18 Stanford beach volleyball program moved its winning streak to eight straight matches with a doubleheader sweep at the Pac-12 South Invitational on Saturday. The Cardinal is now 9-3 overall.
Stanford defeated host No. 14 Arizona in the first match of the day, its third win this week over a ranked opponent. The Cardinal won at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 flights to clinch the match, which was tied 2-2 until a third-set victory by Maddie Dailey and Jordan McKinney.
In the afternoon match, the Cardinal posted five, two-set victories to defeat Utah.
Stanford will close out an eight-match, spring-break road trip with two more matches on Sunday at the Pac-12 South Invitational. The Cardinal will play Arizona State for the second time this week at 12:45 p.m. before a matchup with Washington at 3:15.
No. 18 Stanford 3, No. 14 Arizona 2
Flight #1: Charlie Ekstrom/Sunny Villapando (STAN) def. Alana Rennie/Alex Parkhurst (Arizona) 21-16, 21-18
Flight #2: Xolani Hodel/Kate Reilly (STAN) def. Brooke Burling/Sarah Blacker (Arizona) 21-14, 24-22
Flight #3: Natalie Anselmo/Carly Lowry (Arizona) def. Maddi Kriz/Maya Harvey (STAN) 18-21, 21-17, 16-14
Flight #4: Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) def. Dana Parker/Mady Noble (Arizona) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11
Flight #5: Olivia Hallaran/Hope Shannon (Arizona) def. Emmy Sharp/Ellie Gamberdella (STAN) 16-21, 19-21
Order of finish: 1, 5, 2, 3, 4
No. 18 Stanford 5, Utah 0
Flight #1: Charlie Ekstrom/Sunny Villapando (STAN) def. Sage Patchell/Marissa Koch (Utah) 21-16, 21-10
Flight #2: Xolani Hodel/Kate Reilly (STAN) def. Camille Lee/Keana Smalls (Utah) 21-10, 21-11
Flight #3: Maddi Kriz/Maya Harvey (STAN) def. Olivia Teerlink/Grace Andrews (Utah) 21-16, 21-18
Flight #4: Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) def. Abby Cramer/Joana Saucedo Mondra (Utah) 21-5, 21-8
Flight #5: Emmy Sharp/Amelia Smith (STAN) def. Hannah Stahle/Macy Rideout (Utah) 21-11, 21-12
Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3