Stanford Falls in Texas in the Regional Final

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Stanford Falls in Texas in the Regional Final

In the Stanford Regional final, the No. 1 seed Cardinal fell to No. 2 seed Texas, 25-16, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, on Saturday at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford (29-4) lost in the regional final for the second year in a row. The Cardinal are now 18-2 in the NCAA Tournament at home Kevin HamblyThe Montag family is the directors of women’s volleyball.

Texas (26-4) outhit Stanford 342 to 278 and racked up 12.5 blocks to the Cardinal’s 3.0. The Cardinals lost to their opponent for the third time this season—three losses.

opposite Kendall Kipp and outside hitter Elia Rubin named to the NCAA Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team. Rubin led Stanford with 17 kills on.333 hitting, nine digs, and two aces, while Kipp recorded 16 kills, eight digs, and one block.

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Setter We, the Miners, finished with 38 assists, eight digs, two kills, and two aces. Bookseller Elena Oglivie had a double-double with a career-high 12 assists and 11 digs.

Outside hitter Caitie Baird registered 14 kills, four digs, and two blocks, while middle blocker McKenna Neighbors hit 1.000 (4-0-4) and had two blocks and one dig. Middle blocker Same Francis finished with four kills, one dig, and one block.

Texas was led by the region’s Most Outstanding Player, Madisen Skinner, who recorded 24 kills on.383 hitting, six digs, and two aces. Middle blocker Asjia O’Neal and setter Ella Swindle were also selected for the all-tournament team.

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Stanford is now 22-10 all-time against Texas, including 7-3 in the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona State’s Mary Shroll and Tennessee’s Morgahn Fingall were also announced as all-tournament selections.

Stanford won its 21st Pac-12 championship and 24th overall conference title in 2023. The Cardinals have appeared in 42 of 43 NCAA tournaments.