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Schreyer strikes out 11 in Stanford's 7-1 win in Tampa

Maddie Schreyer tossed a three-hitter, Kayla Bonstrom tripled home three runs and the Stanford softball team beat Georgia State, 7-1, at the Under Armour Invitational in Tampa on Saturday.

Bessie Noll drove in two runs for the Cardinal (16-5), which lost to Central Connecticut, 5-0, in a later contest.

Schreyer (13-3) allowed an unearned on three hits in completing her 10th game of the season. She walked one and struck out 11, including striking out the side in the seventh.

She added 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in the second game. Her effort on the day lowered her ERA to 1.38. She also has 79 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings.

Kaylie Sorenson recorded two hits in each game and improved her batting average to .429. Bonstrom now has 19 RBI, second on the team to Cassandra Roulund, and one of eight players with at least 10 RBI.

Stanford broke the game open with a six-run third-inning thanks to Bonstrom's triple. Noll followed with a double.

Bonstrom started against Central Connecticut, followed by Sorenson for three innings and Schreyer for 2 2/3 innings.

Tylyn Wells added two hits for the Cardinal in the second game.

Stanford finishes the tournament with an early morning game Sunday against Kennesaw State.

Women's water polo

Maggie Steffens scored five goals and third-ranked Stanford beat host San Jose State, 16-9, in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener on Saturday.

The Cardinal (11-1) travels to Fresno Pacific next Saturday to take on Loyola Marymount and host Fresno Pacific in a doubleheader.

Annika Dries added three goals, while M-A grad Becky Dorst recorded five saves in the second half.

Baseball

Zach Hoffpauir had two hits, including an RBI triple, as Stanford lost, 5-1, to host Vanderbilt in a nonconference game Saturday.

Freshman Chris Viall (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits over four innings. He walked four and struck out three.

Stanford (4-6) has lost four of its past six games and will attempt to salvage a game of the series when Vanderbilt and the Cardinal meet Sunday at 9 a.m. (PT).

Men's volleyball

Brian Cook netted 18 kills on a success attack rate of .696 and Stanford downed host Cal State Northridge, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Saturday night.

Eric Mochalski and Steven Irvin each added 11 kills for the Cardinal (7-7, 10-7).

Stanford travels to Pepperdine for a MPSF match on Friday.

Women's tennis

Saturday's match between No. 4 Stanford and No. 14 California was postponed due to expected rain in the forecast.

The contest has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 8, at noon. The Pac-12 counting match for both teams is slated for April 19 on The Farm.

The Cardinal (7-0), which is idle until next week's match, is coming off a 7-0 shutout of Florida.

Stanford is well represented in the latest edition of the national rankings. The entire singles lineup is ranked: Kristie Ahn (5),Taylor Davidson (21), Carol Zhao (31), Caroline Doyle (32), Ellen Tsay (35) and Krista Hardebeck (39).

Additionally, two doubles teams are ranked: Ahn-Zhao (14) and Davidson-Tsay (37).

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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