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A Big Year for Stanford WVB

by Glenn on May 8, 2017

i I begin with the end. For 16 years, John Dunning was the head coach of the Stanford Cardinal Women’s Volleyball Team. In December his team won the NCAA Division I National Championship. In January, he announced his retirement. “I (…)

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That Fifth Act was way too short

by Glenn on December 6, 2015

Friday night was a bad and sad end for a season of Stanford volleyball. Sixteen seeded teams (of which Stanford was No. 8) each played host to three other teams in two rounds of play to determine which team would (…)

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Stanford Gets a Fifth Act

by Glenn on December 3, 2015

A Fifth Act for the Stanford Cardinal Women’s Volleyball Team begins tonight as their performance this season earned them a place in the NCAA tournament. This is not unusual for them. In fact, this is the 35th consecutive post-season appearance (…)

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Cardinal WVB 1-1 versus Washington

by Glenn on November 15, 2015

Against the University of Washington this season, it’s been the best of times and the worst of times. When the two teams met last month at Maples, it was an exciting upset for the Cardinal. With the match scored at (…)

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The Cardinal make it 0–2 for the Ducks this season

by Glenn on November 7, 2015

Among the travails of road games: This also happened tonight… Shout out to the Oregon student section 👏 A post shared by Stanford Women's Volleyball (@stanfordwvb) on Nov 5, 2015 at 10:52pm PST   I watched the first two sets (…)

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Act IV for Cardinal WVB begins tonight

by Glenn on November 5, 2015

The curtain on the Fourth Act of Stanford Cardinal Women’s Volleyball season rises this evening. What is pretty exciting is that the match will be televised on ESPNU, a station we have at the house, so there will be mandatory (…)

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Stanford Cardinal Act 3: Getting better all the time

by Glenn on November 1, 2015

Two wins this weekend for my Stanford Cardinal brings this season’s third act to a close. (Originally, I was thinking of their season as a three-act play—pre-season, conference, and post-season—but I’ve decided that it’s more like five acts.) It’s going (…)

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9-4 | Act III begins

by Glenn on October 11, 2015

A photo posted by Stanford Women’s Volleyball (@stanfordwvb) on Oct 9, 2015 at 8:08pm PDT Friday was a good night to be a Stanford Women’s Volleyball fan. The Cardinal executed well on their way to a 3-0 sweep of Oregon (…)

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7-2 | Cardinal Trap Bears on the Road to Open Conference Season

by Glenn on September 25, 2015

A successful season has three acts: Act I consists of pre-conference matches; Act II, the regular conference season; and Act III is the post-season tournament, with the big proviso that no team is guaranteed a spot in the post-season tournament. (…)

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6-2 | Cardinal off to an “interesting” start

by Glenn on September 20, 2015

“May you live in interesting times.” I’ve never understood: Is this a curse or a blessing? Hard to know. It’s certainly true that the unfolding season of the Stanford Cardinal Women’s Volleyball Team is interesting.

2-0 | Cardinal Traps Gophers

by Glenn on September 1, 2015

2-0 🌲❤️ #gostanford A photo posted by Stanford Women’s Volleyball (@stanfordwvb) on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:27pm PDT I thought the second match of the season would be an interesting challenge for Stanford. The Cardinal beat Texas A&M pretty soundly (…)

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1-0 | Cardinal Plays Well The Hand They Are Dealt

by Glenn on August 29, 2015

The Stanford Cardinal had a phenomenal team last year. With two effective middle blockers, three outside hitters any of whom could have had a big night, an excellent setter, and reliable defensive specialist (libero), they went 33-2 on the season (…)

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