Stanford scored three goals in the first 23 minutes on its way to a rainy 4-1 Pac-12 Conference women's soccer victory over Oregon State on Sunday in Corvallis, Ore.
Four different players scored for No. 8 Stanford (12-3-1, 5-3), which extended its winning streak to three since a rare three-loss streak.
A header by Lo'eau LaBonta opened the scoring in the eighth minute, followed by goals from Sydney Payne (11th) and Alex Doll (23rd). After Oregon State (5-10-2, 3-4-1) drew within 3-1, Chioma Ubogagu closed the scoring in the 90th minute.
"This team is playing to its strengths and getting better with each game," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "We had a rough patch, but we came through it a much stronger team."
Freshman goalie Jane Campbell recorded seven saves to earn the victory.
Stanford continues its four-match road stretch with matches at Washington on Thursday and Washington State on Sunday. Both will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
Men's water polo
Alex Bowen scored three times, Sacred Heart Prep grad Paul Rudolph, along with Bret Bonanni, BJ Churnside and Jackson Kimbell each added two goals and fourth-ranked Stanford smothered No. 9 Pepperdine, 11-3, Sunday in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at Avery Aquatic Center.
Stanford (13-4, 2-1 MPSF) returns to action next Sunday, ending its three-game homestand No. 6 UC Santa Barbara at noon.
Freshman goalie Drew Holland made eight saves and the Cardinal defense held the Waves to a 1-for-10 showing on its 6-on-5 advantages in the contest. Pepperdine was held scoreless in the first half, scoring its first goal 56 seconds into the third period, a total scoreless drought of 16:56.
Both goalies were on point as Sunday's contest opened, with Holland and Pepperdine's Bence Valics each making saves in their respective ends.
Bowen broke the ice at the 3:41 mark just as a Cardinal 6-on-5 was ending. Less than two minutes later the Cardinal took advantage of a 2-on-1 in transition with Kimbell ending up alone against Valics, then finding the goal after a pump fake. Bowen scored his second 23 seconds into the second period to make the lead 3-0 for Stanford.
Two-meter man Conner Cleary played an important part in helping the Cardinal break the game open in the second period. The 6-6 Goleta native gave the Waves fits in the hole and in the second period alone drew three exclusions.
Mariko Tumangan's team-low 70 steadied Stanford to fourth place Sunday at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice. Tumangan tied for 13th overall and Mariah Stackhouse notched a tie for fifth as the Cardinal women's golf team closed out the lone home event of its fall season.
Playing at 6,130 yards, the event at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course showcased some of the finest talent in collegiate golf. USC defended its title and claimed first with a tournament-record 21-under (276-272-283). UCLA's Alison Lee earned medalist honors at 7-under (69-67-70, 206) on the weekend.
Tumangan was even for the tournament and drained pars on the final 11 holes of the third round.
Tumangan shared the 13th spot with Lauren Kim, whose final-round 72 came after respective scores of 71 and 70 to begin the tournament.
Stackhouse followed rounds of 68 and 69 with a 72, sitting at 2-over through 12, when she then birdied the par-4 15th for the second time in as many rounds en route to a 4-under on the weekend. Stackhouse birdied the par-4 second three times.
Casey Danielson checked in at 43rd with a 221 and Quirine Eijkenboom was tied for 54th at 225.Both Danielson and Eijkenboom shot 73 on Sunday.
Marissa Mar (72-71-75, 218, +5) tied for 23rd.
Stanford opens at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, its fourth and final tournament of the fall, on Monday in Dallas.
The 12-team field includes No. 12 Stanford, No. 19 Baylor, Ohio State, Southern Methodist, Augusta State, No. 13 Oklahoma, Iowa, No. 5 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 16 New Mexico, Sam Houston State and UT Arlington.
"The team is looking forward to competing at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. It will be a good experience for our guys to play on Bermuda grass and contend in a new event on our schedule," Stanford coach Conrad Ray said. "The field is very competitive and especially fun to have another chance against Oklahoma State, who won the United States Collegiate Championships in Georgia. It will be a good test of our depth and ability."
Stanford is coming off a seventh-place finish at the United States Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia's Lakeside Course. The Cardinal recorded a three-day total of 2-over 866.
Stanford had a successful weekend of competition that included eight top-five individual performances at four regattas.
Stanford opened the weekend at the PCCSC Women's Singlehanded Championships in Long Beach, where the Cardinal swept the top three positions. Racing radial boats, Molly McKinney (9), Sarah Mace (10) and McKenzie Wilson (17) claimed the competition's best results.
McKinney won four of her six races, while Mace earned two victories and claimed four second-place finishes. The pair qualified to the Women's Singlehanded Nationals in Providence, R.I., on Nov. 8-10.
The Cardinal men also had a strong showing in Southern California, claiming three of the top four spots at the PCCSC Men's Singlehanded Championships. Oliver Toole sailed to a first-place finish, winning his final race on the day to finish with 31 points, edging UC Santa Barbara's Stephen Long (32) for the top spot. Toole's clutch finish earned him a spot at the Men's Singlehanded Nationals.
Mateo Vargas nearly qualified to the national championship regatta, finishing third with 33 points -- one point shy of Long. Vargas recorded two wins and finished in the top five in each of his 12 races.
Vargas was followed closely by teammate Kieran Chung, who placed fourth with 38 points. Chung led the Cardinal with four individual victories.
Stanford also raced to a second-place finish with 161 points at the Sherman Hoyt Trophy in Providence, R.I. The Cardinal garnered 161 points, trailing only Yale with 103 points.
Racing 420 boats, Hans Henken and Kelly Ortel managed an eighth-place division-A finish in a deep field of 18 teams. Henken and Ortel earned three top-five finishes, including one victory, in 12 races to finish with 102 points.
Antoine Screve and Yuri Namikawa sailed to a second-place finish in division-B with 59 points just 13 points behind Yale. Screve and Namikawa earned nine top-five finishes and one victory.
Maeve White and Michelle Catania highlighted the Cardinal's weekend at the Stu Nelson intersectional regatta in New London, Conn., with a second-place finish in division-A. White and Catania sailed to eight top-10 and three top-five finishes, earning 72 points -- five points shy of the first-place U.S. Naval Academy.
Stanford will look to continue its momentum as it travels to the Victoria Urn regatta at Cambridge, Mass., next weekend.