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Sports - October 8, 2010

Sports Shorts

CARDINAL CORNER . . . The No. 6-ranked Stanford men's water polo team will make its home debut and open its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation season by hosting top-ranked and defending national champion USC on Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center at 3 p.m. The Cardinal (6-4) will be looking to end a 17-game losing streak to the Trojans (1-0, 15-0), dating to the 2005 season. The last time Stanford beat USC was Nov. 27, 2004 when Tony Azevedo scored four goals in an 8-5 victory in the MPSF Tournament semifinals. The Trojans currently are on an 18-game win streak, dating to last season . . . The No. 1-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team (4-0, 13-0) hits the road as it takes on No. 8 USC and No. 12 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Cardinal will face the Trojans on Friday and the Bruins on Saturday, both at 7 p.m. (KZSU, 90.1 FM) . . . The nationally No. 1-ranked women's soccer team (9-0-2) will be at USC on Friday and UCLA on Sunday. The Cardinal is coming off a 2-0 win over Portland last weekend. Stanford senior forward Christen Press has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes student-athletes for their contributions both on and off the field.

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