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Stanford (3-6, 2-5 Pac-12) scored one other highway upset Saturday, beating Washington State (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) 10-7.
The Cardinal protection was wonderful, holding the Cougars to 57 second-half yards and solely 4 dashing yards for the sport. The Cougars scored their solely landing within the second quarter however, after the intermission, Stanford tied the rating with sophomore quarterback Justin Lamson’s one-yard landing run.
Early within the fourth quarter, and with the rating nonetheless 7-7, the Cougars had the ball deep in Cardinal territory however the Stanford protection rose to the event, sacking Washington State quarterback Cameron Ward on consecutive performs. When the following Cougar 43-yard area aim try missed, the rating remained tied. Sophomore extensive receiver Elic Ayomanor then caught a key third-down 30-yard go to deliver the Cardinal to their opponents’ 32-yard line.
Later within the drive, with the Cardinal going through a 3rd and 10 state of affairs, Lamson ran for 9 yards after which transformed on fourth-and-1, organising Karty’s game-winning 31-yard area aim with 5:56 remaining. The Cardinal protection compelled a three-and-out on the Cougars’ subsequent possession and engineered a 10-play drive to devour the remaining 5 minutes of the sport. Lamson’s 2-yard rush on 4th-and-1 with 2:36 left sealed the win.
No. 5 Stanford (20-3, 13-1 Pac-12) rebounded from its first Pac-12 loss and recorded one other profitable week at Maples Pavilion. On Friday, the workforce took on No. 9 Washington State (19-6, 9-5 Pac-12). Regardless of shedding the primary set 21-25, the Cardinal made a robust comeback and received the subsequent three units 25-21, 25-20, and 25-23.
Junior center blocker Sami Francis led Stanford, boasting a formidable .476 assault share and attaining a season-high 12 kills together with 5 blocks. In the meantime, sophomore exterior hitter Elia Rubin contributed considerably with a team-high 18 kills, six digs, 4 blocks, and an ace whereas fifth 12 months reverse hitter Kendall Kipp tallied 16 kills, a block and an ace. On Sunday, Stanford confronted Washington (14-11, 5-9 Pac-12). The Cardinal received the primary set 25-23 however the Huskies quickly evened the match, taking the second set by the identical rating. Then, Stanford raised its stage and received the subsequent two units convincingly, 25-11 and 25-19. Francis had one other spectacular efficiency, posting 15 kills and 4 blocks. Kipp additionally led the workforce in kills with 15 and tallied two blocks and 5 aces. Rubin added 14 kills and two blocks.
On Friday’s senior evening, No. 3 Stanford (15-0-4, 8-0-3 Pac-12) completed off an undefeated common season with a formidable 4-0 shutout over visiting California (7-6-6, 4-3-4 Pac-12). Sophomore midfielder Jasmine Aikey led the workforce in scoring with a hat-trick.
Within the nineteenth minute, she blasted a shot from the highest of the field for the primary Cardinal aim. Fifth-year midfielder Maya Doms discovered the web from exterior the field within the thirty first minute. The rating remained 2-0 till after the intermission, when Aikey scored back-to-back targets. Within the 58th minute, the Cal protection deflected the ball however Aikey’s rebound shot despatched it to the underside proper nook of the web. Two minutes later, freshman midfielder Joelle Jung fed Aikey, who spun to her left and fired a shot from the penalty space, once more discovering the underside proper nook of the cage. Senior goalkeeper Ryan Campbell made six saves and picked up her eighth clear sheet of the season.
No. 15 males’s soccer (8-3-5, 2-2-5 Pac-12) had a combined week. On Thursday, the workforce delivered a commanding 5-0 victory over visiting San Diego State (6-6-5, 0-3-6 Pac-12). Redshirt sophomore midfielder Shane de Flores scored an early Cardinal aim. Then, instantly earlier than the 20 minute mark, sophomore midfielder Zach Bohane despatched the ball into the again of the web twice inside a span of 70 seconds. Within the second half, the Cardinal remained in management and scored two extra targets, one by sophomore midfielder Fletcher Financial institution within the 73rd minute and the opposite by freshman ahead Duncan Jarvie 4 minutes later.
On Sunday, the workforce suffered its third defeat of the season, falling 3-1 to UCLA (8-3-5, 5-0-4 Pac-12). The Bruins wanted the win to keep up their lead within the Pac-12 title race. Though Stanford outshot its opponent 16-5, UCLA was extra environment friendly, with 80% of its pictures on aim (4-for-5) versus Stanford’s 31.3% (5-for-16). Extra importantly, three of UCLA’s 4 pictures ended up behind the web. The Bruins scored first within the twelfth minute. The Cardinal had a number of scoring probabilities within the first half however didn’t discover the equalizer and the rating remained 0-1 on the break. Then, UCLA scored twice early within the second half. Within the 79th minute, Noah Adnan scored the Cardinal lone aim, however the three-goal deficit proved insurmountable.
No. 15 Stanford (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) rolled previous visiting Dominican (0-0, 0-0 PacWest), 126-53 in its season-opener exhibition sport, with seven gamers scoring in double-digits. Head coach Tara VanDerveer distributed sport time virtually equally among the many gamers. Junior guard Elena Bosgana and junior ahead Kiki Iriafen led the workforce in scoring with 19 factors every. Bosgana was 7-for-13 from the sphere and 2-for-4 from behind the 3-point arc whereas including a game-high 4 assists. Iriafen shot 9-for-12 from the sphere and picked up a game-high 14 rebounds. Stanford shot 46.4% from behind the arc (13-for-28) and 88.2% from the free throw line (15-17) within the 73-point blowout.
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In Los Angeles, No.4 Stanford (14-6, 2-3 MPSF) took on No. 3 USC (12-5, 1-4 MPSF) for the third time this season. Senior Jackson Painter scored his ninth hat trick of the season, however the Trojans pulled forward within the second half, profitable 10-6 and ending the Cardinal’s four-game win streak. The sport was tied 4-4 at halftime, however USC’s three unanswered third quarter targets modified the momentum. Within the fourth quarter, Stanford managed to slim the margin to 7-5, however the Cardinal bought no nearer.
Stanford kicked off its season with a powerful 41-0 victory over Duke on the Taube Household Tennis Middle, profitable all 10 bouts. Sophomore Nico Provo, ranked No. 23 within the 125-pound class, received the primary bout on an 8-1 determination. Then, freshman Tyler Knox (133 kilos) and senior Jason Miranda (141 kilos) adopted with wins by 21-5 and 15-0 technical falls. Redshirt senior Jaden Abas, ranked No. 10 at 149 kilos, prolonged Stanford’s result in 16-0 with a 12-7 determination and sophomore Daniel Cardenas (157 kilos), additionally ranked No. 10, tallied a 19-4 technical fall win. Of their collegiate debuts, freshman Zach Hanson picked up a 10-3 determination at 165 kilos and freshman Lorenzo Norman earned a 20-3 technical fall at 174 kilos. Sophomore Jack Darrah, the 92-kilogram U20 Pan American Champion, received his bout at 184 kilos with a 4-2 determination. Senior Nick Stemmet, ranked No. 13 at 197 kilos, secured a primary interval 18-3 technical fall victory. Closing the competitors, senior heavyweight Peter Ming received a 12-4 determination at 285 kilos.
On Oct. 28 and 29, the Cardinal hosted the Prime-9 Invite and the PCCSC Fall Ladies’s Championship regattas, incomes decisive victories in every. Within the Prime-9 Invite, Stanford topped the sphere with 26 factors, 82 higher than second-place UC Santa Barbara. The Cardinal completed first in all however one of many A division races. Freshman Reade Decker and sophomore Ellie Harned paved the way in which within the A ship, main the workforce to solely 9 factors. Within the B division, freshmen Luke Woodworth and Alice Schmid led the Cardinal in all eight races and the workforce took first with 17 factors.
Within the PCCSC Fall Ladies’s Championship at dwelling, Stanford completed the occasion with 35 factors, 35 factors forward of second place Hawaii with 70. Sophomore Vanessa Lahrkamp and senior Gwendolyn Donahue dominated the A ship competitors, profitable six of the eight races and ending second within the different two. Within the B division, senior Hannah Freeman and sophomore Isabelle McNabb completed within the high 5 in all however one race and secured the Cardinal victory with 25 factors.
This previous weekend, in Charleston, S.C., Stanford completed fifth on the ICSA Match Race Championship, its first nationwide championship regatta of the 12 months. Within the spherical robin portion, the workforce got here in fifth with a 5-4 document, the identical document as Charleston and superior to the Gold Group. The Cardinal took fifth once more, with its sole win over Charleston. Stanford’s regatta ended within the quarterfinal spherical, dropping two of three races towards the eventual champion, Brown.
On Friday, No. 8 Stanford competed on the Triple Distance Meet, a non-scoring occasion, hosted by No. 2 Cal. The competitors format included six completely different disciplines contested at three completely different distances. The Cardinal received 11 of the 20 races. Stanford demonstrated its power within the distance freestyle and backstroke, with freshman Rex Maurer and junior Aaron Sequeira profitable every respectively. Sophomore Rafael Gu and freshman Henry McFadden received two out of the three races for the Cardinal within the butterfly and dash freestyle.
The Cardinal ladies traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to play within the East Lake Cup on the Atlanta Athletic Membership. On the opening day, Sadie Englemann received the person stroke play match. The senior from Texas shot a 3-under par 69, two strokes higher than a bunch of 4 gamers, together with Stanford sophomore Megha Ganne. Englemann surged into the lead with three consecutive birdies as she started the again 9. It was her second collegiate title. Additionally notable was Paula Martin Sampedro’s T-6 end within the robust, 20-player area. The freshman from Spain completed within the high 10 in every of the Cardinal’s 4 fall tournaments.
Within the workforce (match play) competitors, Stanford got here from behind towards Texas A&M, profitable three matches to 2. Englemann and Sampedro received their match 4&1 and a couple of&1 respectively. With the matches tied at two, Ganne, enjoying within the remaining match, mounted a livid comeback, profitable the seventeenth and 18th holes to ship the match right into a playoff. With some clutch placing, Ganne triumphed within the fourth further gap, sending the Cardinal into the subsequent day’s championship match towards reigning NCAA champion Wake Forest. Historical past virtually repeated itself within the title contest. After Sampedro, aided by a 25-foot birdie putt, received her match 1UP, sophomore Kelly Xu birdied the 18th gap to ship her match right into a playoff, which she received on the third gap. On the similar time, Ganne was staging a rally of her personal, practically overcoming a 3 gap deficit with 4 to play. Her comeback fell quick nonetheless, as she dropped her match 1UP, securing the win and the title for Wake Forest.
On Monday and Tuesday, the Stanford males hosted seven groups within the Cypress Level Basic, performed on the Cypress Level Membership in Pebble Seaside, Calif. Within the opening spherical foursomes (alternate shot) competitors, the Cardinal misplaced three matches to 2 to fourth-ranked Arizona State, with the lone win recorded by the pair of graduate pupil Barclay Brown and freshman Ethan Gao, 3&2. Within the afternoon 4 ball (finest ball) competitors towards No. 18 Illinois, the Cardinal received by way of a tiebreaker. Junior Karl Villips and freshman Kush Arora received their match 4&2 and sophomore Sean-Karl Dobson and senior Jake Beber-Frankel battled their Illini opponents to a tie, however Stanford prevailed primarily based on most holes received. Within the subsequent day’s singles competitors, the Cardinal fell 5 to 1 to Auburn, taking sixth place. Beber-Frankel recorded the lone match victory, 1UP, after he took the lead on the thirteenth gap, which he by no means relinquished. No. 11 Texas bested Arizona State within the championship match.
On Friday and Saturday, No. 14 Stanford competed within the season-opening Western Invitational on the Air Pressure Academy in Colorado. The 11-team ladies’s area featured 5 top-five groups and 7 ranked groups altogether. The workforce had a troublesome schedule, going through No. 2 Notre Dame after which No. 3 Columbia. Regardless of particular person wins by senior Pleasure Yun at saber and sophomore Crystal Qian at foil, the workforce misplaced each battles, 9-18 and 7-22 respectively. Nonetheless, the Cardinal rebounded and topped North Carolina 16-11 and Brandeis 19-8. The day ended with a 8-19 loss towards No. 4 Harvard.
The subsequent day, the workforce was extra profitable. Though Stanford misplaced to Ohio State 11-16, it received its remaining matches. First, the Cardinal rolled previous the College of the Incarnate Phrase 18-9, after which prevailed towards UCSD 15-12. Subsequent, the workforce upset No. 5 Northwestern 18-9 and closed out the match with a victory 17-10 over Air Pressure. Regardless of Friday’s sluggish begin, the boys’s workforce got here again robust the subsequent day and closed the match on a three-match profitable streak, together with a 15-12 upset towards No. 10 UCSD. Stanford’s day was highlighted by sophomore Luke Park’s efficiency at foil.
On Sunday, junior Connie Ma received the comfort singles title on the ITA Nationwide Fall Championships. Ma, ranked No. 26 in singles, misplaced her opener on Wednesday to Michigan’s No. 41 Julia Fliegner, 6-2, 6-3. Nonetheless, she posted 4 consecutive victories within the comfort draw. First, she beat Oklahoma’s No. 51 Dana Guzman, 6-3, 6-2. The day after, she received the comfort quarterfinals battle towards Florida’s Emily De Oliveira, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. In Saturday’s semifinal she misplaced the primary set 4-6 to Utah’s Marcela Lopez, however then received the subsequent two by scores of 6-1, 6-3. Within the ultimate towards Cal’s No. 47 Jessica Alsola, Ma began slowly once more as she dropped the primary set 4-6. Nonetheless, as within the semifinal, she elevated her sport and cruised to victory, profitable the final two units 6-2, 6-2.
Sophomore Samir Banerjee, ranked No. 29 within the nation, represented the Cardinal on the ITA Fall Nationwide Championship in San Diego the place he reached the spherical of 16. Banerjee beat Wake Forest’s Dhakshineswar Suresh 6-4, 6-4 within the opening spherical final Wednesday earlier than falling 6-4, 6-0 to TCU’s No. 82 Pedro Vives the subsequent day.