STANFORD, Calif. – The sixth-ranked Stanford women’s volleyball team dropped a 26-24, 27-29, 23-25, 14-25 decision to No. 10 California in the regular season finale for both squads at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal falls to 21-7 overall and 15-7 in the Pac-12, while the Bears improve to 26-6 overall and 16-6 in the conference.
Redshirt freshman Lydia Bai added eight kills, five digs and three blocks. Lydia’s mother, Jenny Lang Ping, was a star volleyball player on the China National Team who won the gold medal in 1984 and later coached the USA National team to a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Stanford will learn its postseason fate this Sunday, Nov. 27 as the 64-team field for the 2011 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship will be announced at 3 p.m. PT on ESPNU.