Welcome to “This Week in Sports activities.” We’re Kenneth King and Charis Charitsis from The Each day’s sports activities part, and we can be strolling you thru the main video games, occasions and tales from the previous week.
Ladies’s volleyball recorded one other profitable week, bettering its report to 13-2, 6-0 Pac-12. On Friday, the workforce beat Washington in Seattle (11-6, 2-4 Pac-12) three units to at least one (25-15, 21-25, 25-19, 25-21). Fifth-year reverse hitter Kendall Kipp recorded a season-high 21 kills with a .514 assault share, whereas sophomore outdoors hitter Elia Rubin turned in one other double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs. Rubin additionally tallied three blocks, two aces and two assists. Two days after downing the Huskies, the Cardinal traveled 4 hours to Pullman, Wash. to face No. 4 Washington State (15-2, 5-1 Pac-12). The primary three units had been up for grabs. Stanford received the primary two (31-29, 29-27) however misplaced the third (23-25). Nevertheless, it didn’t let any detrimental momentum carry into the fourth, successful the set 25-18 and clinching the match. Rubin posted with a match-high 21 kills and 10 digs for her seventh double-double of the yr, whereas Kipp added 20 kills and redshirt senior outdoors hitter Catie Baird tallied one other 18. The victory over the Cougars prolonged the Cardinal’s win streak to seven.
On Thursday, No. 3 girls’s soccer (12-0-1, 5-0-0 Pac-12) beat No. 25 Colorado (10-3-1, 2-2-1 Pac-12) 3-1 in Boulder. Regardless of an early aim deficit, the Cardinal managed the sport and capitalized on their offensive strain as the primary half was nearing its shut. Within the forty first minute, sophomore ahead Lumi Kostmayer fed sophomore midfielder Jasmine Aikey, who blasted an impressive right-footed shot from outdoors the field to tie the rating. With seconds remaining earlier than halftime, freshman midfielder Joelle Jung, off a nook kick deflection, discovered the higher nook of Colorado’s internet, giving Stanford a lead that the workforce by no means relinquished. Within the second half, the Cardinal managed the tempo of the match, yielding one other aim within the 62nd minute. Freshman ahead Erica Grilione despatched a ball throughout the field to seek out fifth-year midfielder Maya Doms for the ultimate aim. Subsequent, the Cardinal traveled to Salt Lake Metropolis to tackle Utah this previous Sunday. In a defensive battle, the sport was determined within the eleventh minute. Freshman Maryn Wolf penetrated the field and arrange redshirt sophomore ahead Andrea Kitahata for the game-winner. The 1-0 win left the Cardinal unbeaten within the season.
Males’s water polo
Stanford followers had the chance to witness back-to-back clashes towards the nation’s top-ranked groups from Los Angeles. The motion at Avery Aquatic Heart opened on Saturday, when the Cardinal (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12) took on No. 3 ranked USC (10-4, 0-3 Pac-12). Though the Trojans scored on their first possession, the Cardinal took management thereafter. With 5:34 left on the clock within the remaining interval, they prolonged their result in 4 objectives. Nevertheless, in what almost turned a repeat of the Cardinal’s final-second OT loss to USC two weeks earlier, USC leveled the sport at 11 every and despatched the groups as soon as extra into time beyond regulation. A resilient Cardinal workforce made positive the outcome, this time, was completely different. With the rating tied at 13-13, senior Jackson Painter scored the game-winning aim at 5 meters, snapping USC’s five-game successful streak within the sequence.
The following day, the Cardinal took on No. 1 UCLA (17-0, 3-0 Pac-12). Within the opening quarter, Stanford struck first when freshman Christopher Arakelian skipped a shot into the again of the online. Nevertheless, the Bruins responded with three unanswered objectives. Thereafter, the groups exchanged objectives, bringing the rating to 2-4 as the primary quarter got here to a detailed. Senior Riley Pittman scored subsequent, drawing the Cardinal inside a aim with six minutes to go within the first half. However that was as shut as Stanford got here. UCLA scored 4 of the subsequent 5 objectives, taking a 4-8 lead and in the end successful the match 7-11.
Stanford subject hockey (4-9, 1-5 America East) traveled to the East Coast to tackle Vermont (5-8, 2-3 America East) and No. 18 Albany (9-3, 5-0 America East). In opposition to the Catamounts, freshman Star Horlock scored for the second consecutive sport. Though this was the one Cardinal aim, it was sufficient for the 1-0 victory. The shutout was led by sophomore goalkeepers Daisy Ford (one save) and Kendall Dowd, who fended off 10 pictures. On Sunday, towards Albany, the Cardinal had been on the other finish of a 1-0 rating. Ford, who performed your complete sport, had six saves, permitting solely a first-half aim. The workforce’s enchancment on the defensive finish must be matched by related offensive productiveness because the workforce approaches probably the most difficult a part of the season.
This previous weekend, Stanford claimed one other regatta first place on the Stu Nelson hosted by Connecticut Faculty, scoring 148 factors and leaving Yale with 163 in second place. The Cardinal additionally competed within the Open ACC Spherical 1B, hosted by Harvard, the place they earned second place within the regatta amongst 18 groups.
Graduate pupil No. 14 Angelica Blake and junior No. 21 Alexandra Yepifanova posted spectacular wins, reaching the sweet-16 within the All-American Championships in Cary, N.C. final week. Blake beat UNC’s No. 5 Reese Brantmeier (6-4, 5-7, 7-5) within the spherical of 32. With little time to recuperate, she fell to Cal’s Jessica Alsola the subsequent day. Yepifanova convincingly beat NC State’s No. 72 Abigail Rencheli 6-1, 6-4 within the opening spherical. She subsequent took on No. 3 Alexa Noel from College of Miami. Yepifanova misplaced the primary set in a tiebreak earlier than succumbing to her top-ranked opponent 7-6 (4), 6-2. In doubles, Bleka teamed up with sophomore Alexis Blokhina. Within the opening spherical, the sixth-ranked duo beat UNC’s No. 53 Abbey Forbes and Reilly Tran, 6-4, 6-2. Within the spherical of 16, they confronted Auburn’s DJ Bennett and Selin Ovunc. With match tied at a set a chunk (4-6, 7-5), it was determined in a 10-point tiebreak that the Cardinal dropped 3-10.
Sophomore Samir Banerjee competed on the All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla. this previous weekend. The No. 29 ranked sophomore beat Memphis College’s No. 35 Pablo Alemany within the spherical of 64, 7-6 (8), 6-3. Within the spherical of 32, Benerjee confronted Notre Dame’s No. 5 Sebastian Dominko. After successful the opening set 6-4, he dropped the second set in a tiebreaker, earlier than dropping the deciding set and the match 6-4, 6-7(3), 1-6. Graduate pupil Filip Kolasinski reached the spherical of 16 within the ITA Regional Championship in Berkeley earlier than falling to Pacific’s Tiago Silva.