The Stanford women’s volleyball schedule for 2022 was released on Thursday. The Cardinal will open his season on Friday, Aug. 26 at Lipscomb before staying in Nashville to face Tennessee State on Saturday, Aug. 27. Stanford will then head to Gainesville, Fla. to face the Florida Gators on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Stanford defeated Florida 3-1 at The Farm last season when the Gators were ranked No. 5 in the country.
The Florida game will conclude Stanford’s three-game Southern Road Swing as they return home to host Texas on Sunday, September 4th. Stanford fell 3-0 away to Texas last season when the Longhorns were ranked No. 1 in the country.
After their home game against Texas, Stanford will play Penn State on Friday, September 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Minnesota on Saturday, September 10th. Stanford faced both teams last year. Stanford fell 3-1 to Minnesota in the regular season in Eugene, Oregon, before later losing to them 3-0 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Minnesota was ranked 13th in the regular season and 12th in the tournament. As for Penn State, Stanford defeated them 3-2 in Eugene the following day. Penn State was ranked 18th at the time.
Following their trip to the Twin Cities, Stanford will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska on Tuesday, September 13 to face off against the Cornhuskers. Stanford defeated Nebraska 3-1 at The Farm last season. Nebraska was 6th at the time.
Stanford will then wrap up the non-conference game with a home game against Louisville on Sunday, September 18th. Stanford didn’t play the Cardinals last season.
The Pac-12 game begins for Stanford with two away games in Cal on Wednesday, September 21st and Oregon on Sunday, September 25th. Like every team in the Pac-12, Stanford defeated Cal last season as the Bears went winless in the league. Stanford lost both games against Oregon, so this is a game they’ve certainly circled on their calendars.
Stanford will then play Washington State in a homestand on Friday, September 30 and Washington State on Sunday, October 2. Stanford lost both games against Washington last season and won both games against Washington State.
Stanford will then set out to travel to the Rocky Mountains where they meet Colorado on Friday, October 7 and Utah on Sunday, October 9. Stanford defeated both Colorado and Utah last season. Utah was ranked 17th in both meetings.
Stanford will play Arizona on Friday, October 14 and Arizona on Saturday, October 16. Stanford beat both Arizona teams at home but were swept down the road last season.
Stanford will then return home for a homestand against UCLA on Friday, October 21 and USC on Sunday, October 23. Stanford faced the So Cal schools just once last season, losing at home to then-No. 19 UCLA and winning away at USC.
Stanford will then travel to the Pacific Northwest to face Washington State on Friday, October 28 and Washington on Sunday, October 30. Following the Washington schools road trip, Stanford will play Utah on Friday, November 4th and Colorado on Sunday, November 6th.
After hosting the Rocky Mountain Schools, Stanford will play USC on Thursday, November 10 and UCLA on Saturday, November 12. After the trip to So Cal, Stanford will face Arizona State on Friday, November 18 and Arizona on Sunday, November 20.
Stanford will then stay home to face Oregon State on Wednesday, November 23 and Cal on Friday, November 25. Stanford defeated Oregon State last season.
Next up for Stanford is the postseason should they qualify. Stanford are looking to build on a season they lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Stanford has announced its incoming recruit class and is looking to pair that group with a solid returning core led by All-Americans junior outside hitters Caiti Baird and senior opposite Kendall Kipp.
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