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Went Out Fighting

May 4, 2022

GULF SHORES, Ala. – No. 8 Stanford beach volleyball ended its season Wednesday, falling 3-0 to No. 12 Florida Atlantic in a tightly contested opening-round dual match at the 2022 NCAA Beach Championship. 

The Cardinal came back from three first-set defeats to give Stanford a chance to win the dual. While the final score looks like a clean sweep, the Cardinal did not lose a single set by more than eight points and four of the match's five courts were pushed to three sets.

Stanford ends its season with a 24-12 record, the most wins in a single season in program history and the fewest losses for the program since the 2017 campaign. The 2022 team smashed multiple program records, including the single-season individual wins record (by both sophomores Kate Reilly and Maya Harvey) and the pairs career win record (Reilly and sophomore Xolani Hodel). 

#12 Florida Atlantic 3, #8 Stanford 0
#1 Erica Brok/Mackenzie Morris vs. Xolani Hodel/Kate Reilly (STAN) 21-18, 19-21, 12-4 UNF
#2 Courtney Moon/Marketa Svozilova def. Charlie Ekstrom/Maddi Kriz (STAN) 21-15, 8-21, 15-9
#3 Ellie Austin/Julie Honzovicova vs. Taylor Wilson/Emmy Sharp (STAN) 13-21, 21-18, 4-12 UNF
#4 Jill Cangelosi/Christine Jarman def. Maddie Dailey/Maya Harvey (STAN) 21-18, 21-16
#5 Mica Allison/Abby Jackson def. Jordan McKinney/Emma Morris (STAN) 21-19, 14-21, 15-12