Welcome to “This Week in Sports activities.” We’re Kenneth King and Charis Charitsis from The Each day’s sports activities part, and we shall be strolling you thru the foremost video games, occasions and tales from the previous week.
Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) began the season strongly. Final Monday, males’s basketball picked up its thirteenth consecutive season opener win, beating CSUN (1-1, 0-0 Large West), 88-79 at Maples Pavilion.
Maxime Raynaud, who led France to gold within the FIBA U20 championship this previous summer season, dominated on each ends of the ground. The junior energy ahead from Paris posted a career-high 23 factors and 15 rebounds, whereas additionally tallying three assists, three blocks and two steals. Graduate scholar capturing guard Michael Jones contributed 20 factors, whereas senior ahead Brandon Angel had 18 factors, seven rebounds and three blocks. In his Cardinal debut, graduate switch level guard Jared Bynum scored 13 factors and dished out seven assists with no turnovers.
On Friday, the staff confronted Sacramento State (0-2, 0-0 Large Sky) at dwelling. The Cardinal regained the lead three minutes into the sport and by no means relinquished it, cruising to a 91-73 victory. Angel and Raynaud starred once more, scoring 18 and 14 factors respectively. Fifth-year ahead Spencer Jones added 15 factors and freshman guard Andrej Stojakovic scored 12 factors. The 2 mixed for five-for-eight from behind the three-point arc.
On Wednesday, No. 15 Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) rolled previous Hawai’i (0-2, 0-0 Large West), 87-47, extending the Cardinal’s dwelling opener win streak to 25.
Junior ahead Kiki Iriafen led the staff with 23 factors (10-for-14 from the sector) and 13 rebounds. Freshman ahead Nunu Agara registered 18 factors and 6 rebounds, capturing five-for-seven from the sector in her collegiate debut. Junior ahead Brooke Demetre was very productive, registering 12 factors (two-for-three from behind the arc), eight rebounds, an help and a steal in 25 minutes. Equally, junior guard Elena Bosgana, in her first profession begin, posted 10 factors, eight rebounds, an help, a block, a steal and no turnovers in 17 minutes. Senior ahead Cameron Brink had eight factors, eight rebounds and a game-high 5 assists.
On Sunday, Stanford beat No. 9 Indiana (1-1, 0-0 Large Ten), 96-64. The Cardinal outscored the Hoosiers 44-24 within the paint, and went 11-of-29 from three-point territory.
Brink and Iriafen led the offense, scoring 20 factors every. Brink, who was two-for-three behind the arc, added 20 rebounds, 4 blocks and a steal, whereas Iriafen, who shot nine-for-12 from the sector, tallied 11 rebounds and a block. Agara, Bosgana and graduate scholar Hannah Leap every completed the sport in double figures, scoring 13, 10 and 12 factors respectively.
On Friday’s senior night time, No. 2-seeded Stanford (16-0-4, 8-0-3 Pac-12) opened the NCAA Event at Cagan with a 3-0 shutout victory over Pepperdine (9-5-5, 6-2 WCC).
Within the thirty second minute, freshman midfielder Joelle Jung fed sophomore midfielder Jasmine Aikey, whose magnificent shot from simply outdoors the field ended within the prime proper nook of the Waves’ aim. The Cardinal retained the 1-0 lead going into the halftime break. Within the second half, they scored twice: first, within the 52nd minute, when graduate scholar defender Kennedy Wesley’s shot discovered the again of the web off a nook kick and once more within the seventy fifth minute when redshirt sophomore ahead Andrea Kitahata powered a shot simply contained in the close to put up for the third Stanford aim of the night time.
This Friday, the Cardinal will host No. 16 South Carolina within the NCAA Event’s second spherical.
Males’s soccer (9-3-5, 3-2-5 Pac-12) accomplished a exceptional comeback on Saturday’s senior day to assert a 2-1 victory over Cal (7-6-5, 3-4-3 Pac-12).
The Bears scored first within the thirty sixth minute and guarded their lead going into halftime. Within the second half, nonetheless, the Cardinal dictated the tempo of the sport, launching 13 pictures in comparison with Cal’s six. Their resilient effort paid dividends within the 66th minute when redshirt freshman Dylan Hooper blasted a shot from inside midfield, simply outdoors of attain of the Cal goalkeeper, discovering the highest left nook of the web.
With the rating tied at 1-1, Stanford pushed for the profitable aim. Proper earlier than the ultimate whistle, within the 89th minute, redshirt senior midfielder Mark Fisher executed a superb bicycle kick to ship the ball into the again of the web and seal the Cardinal victory.
On Friday, the No. 10 males’s and No. 7 ladies’s cross nation groups swept the NCAA West Regional staff titles for a 3rd straight 12 months and punched a ticket to the NCAA Championships for the thirtieth consecutive season.
Within the males’s 10-kilometer (6-mile) race, senior Ky Robinson, the reigning Pac-12 cross nation champion and a two-time 2023 NCAA observe champion (5k and 10k), cruised to victory in 28:55.6. Fellow senior Cole Sprout completed fourth in 29:07.0, whereas junior Robert DiDonato took seventh in 29:16.2. The remaining runners in scoring positions had been freshman Leo Younger and fifth-year Evan Burke, who accomplished the course in 29:49.1 and 29:57.8 respectively. The Cardinal positioned first with 73 factors, forward of Gonzaga who completed with 98 factors.
Within the ladies’s 6-kilometer (3.93-mile) race, the staff executed their coaches’ race plan completely by working as a pack, cruising to victory and, on the similar time, preserving power for Saturday’s championship race. The Cardinal completed with 77 factors, forward of runner-up Oregon, with 109 factors. Senior Lucy Jenks was the quickest Cardinal runner, ending eleventh in 19:42.7. In the meantime, Stanford’s final scoring runner, fifth-year Grace Connolly, took twenty first, in 20:04.1. Within the meantime, three extra athletes had accomplished their race — freshman Amy Bunnage in 19:50.1 (14th place), freshman Sophia Kennedy in 19:56.3 (fifteenth place) and senior Zofia Dudek in 19:57.2 (sixteenth place).
No. 4 Stanford (22-3, 15-1 Pac-12) registered one other profitable week at Maples Pavilion.
On Thursday, the staff took on No. 6 Oregon (22-5, 12-4 Pac-12). The Cardinal received the primary two units simply, 25-15 and 25-19. Nonetheless, the Geese responded and leveled the match, profitable the following two units 20-25, 19-25 and sending the match to a fifth set.
Within the tiebreaker, Stanford moved to an early lead and maintained it till the tip, profitable the set 15-12. Fifth-year reverse hitter Kendall Kipp had a spectacular efficiency. In her fourth double-double of the 12 months she registered 18 kills, a career-high 17 digs, two aces, two blocks and two assists. Redshirt senior outdoors hitter Caitie Baird additionally tallied 18 kills, six digs, two blocks and an ace. Junior setter Kami Miner orchestrated the Cardinal offense, ending the sport with 41 assists, whereas senior libero Elena Oglivie led the protection with a powerful 21 digs, her fourth 20-plus dig efficiency within the season.
On Saturday, Stanford confronted Oregon State (10-16, 5-11 Pac-12). The Cardinal beat the Beavers 3-1 (25-17, 25-17, 21-25, 25-13) and prolonged its unblemished faculty document in opposition to the Beavers to 75-0.
Redshirt senior center blocker McKenna Vicini recorded 10 blocks (season-high), eight kills on 15 makes an attempt (.533 hitting proportion) and no errors. Kipp and Baird led the staff in kills with 13 every. Kipp added six blocks, 5 digs and an ace whereas Baird tallied 5 blocks, 4 digs, two assists and an ace. In the meantime, sophomore outdoors hitter Elia Rubin contributed with a match-high 15 digs to go along with 9 kills, three aces and a block. Junior center blocker Sami Francis completed with 9 kills on 12 swings (.667 hitting proportion) and 4 blocks.
On Sunday, Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac-12) picked up the place it left off because it cruised to a 35-9 victory over Nebraska-Kearney (1-2, 0-0 MIAA) at Burnham Pavilion, profitable eight of the ten bouts.
Sophomore Nico Provo, ranked No. 23 within the 125-pound class, received the primary bout on an 11-2 choice. Freshman Tyler Knox (133 kilos) adopted up with a dominating 16-0 technical fall, his second in a row. Subsequent, fifth-year Jackson DiSario defeated Nick James, 19-14 at 141 kilos in his season debut. Redshirt senior Jaden Abas, ranked No. 10 at 149 kilos, prolonged Stanford’s result in 15-0 with a 6-5 choice.
Sophomore Daniel Cardenas (157 kilos), additionally ranked No. 10, tallied a 17-2 technical fall win, his second of the season. At 165 kilos, freshman Zach Hanson posted his first profession fall pushing the Cardinal result in 26-0. Stanford forfeited at 174 kilos, however, proper after, sophomore Jack Darrah logged one other technical fall win (19-4) at 184 kilos. Senior Nick Stemmet, ranked No. 13 at 197 kilos, capped off the scoring for Stanford with a 14-4 choice.
On Saturday, Stanford (3-7, 2-6 Pac-12) suffered a highway 17-62 defeat in opposition to No. 12 Oregon (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12).
The Cardinal couldn’t discover solutions on both finish of the sector. The protection struggled because the Beavers’ Damien Martinez ran for 146 yards and 4 touchdowns whereas Oregon quarterback DJ Uiagalelei accomplished 12 of 19 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. The Beavers’ protection was led by finish Andrew Chatfield Jr., who had two sacks, a compelled fumble and an interception.
This previous weekend, sophomore Jack Baldwin, who received the PCCSC Single-Handed Open Championship in late September, represented Stanford on the ICSA Single-Handed Championship in New Orleans. In a really aggressive area, Baldwin battled unfavorable situations, together with a number of wind route adjustments, and completed seventeenth total. Baldwin took seventh in two particular person races.
Males’s water polo
On Saturday, No. 4 Stanford (14-7, 2-4 MPSF) misplaced 8-12 to No. 2 Cal (19-4, 3-3 MPSF) in Berkeley, Calif.
The Bears jumped out to an early two-goal lead, which they prolonged as the sport progressed. Seniors Ethan Parrish and Riley Pittman every scored a hat trick and helped the Cardinal keep inside attain (4-6 at halftime), however on the finish of the third interval they trailed 5-9. Cal protected its lead within the fourth quarter as every staff scored thrice. Junior goalkeeper Liam Harrison registered a career-high 12 saves on his first look since 2021.