Alix Klineman recorded 10 kills and the second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team defeated No. 5 Texas, 25-16, 25-11, at the Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic in Gainesville, Fla.
The Cardinal (6-0) beat its first ranked opponent this season and will have to beat another one if it wants to win the tournament.
Stanford will play top-ranked Penn State in Saturday's championship match. The Nittany Lions are three-time defending national champions.
Freshman Rachel Williams had nine kills and recorded a .375 hitting percentage.
Senior Christen Press scored a golden goal with 39 seconds left in the first overtime to lift No. 2 Stanford to a 2-1 victory over No. 23 Georgia in the Stanford Nike Invitational on Friday.
Press scored twice to rally Stanford from a 1-0 second-half deficit. She tied the match at 78:01 when she took a square pass just outside the box from Camille Levin and lofted a shot that floated just under crossbar in the upper far corner of the goal.
With the first overtime winding down, Rachel Quon crossed to Press, whose glancing header deflected off a defender and just inside the right post for the winner.
Taylor Amman scored off a rebound in the final six minutes of regulation to tie the score but visiting UNLV came back to win it, 2-1, in overtime Friday.
Stanford (0-3) Stanford dropped its third consecutive game, all by one goal, and and the second in overtime.
Garrett Gunther helped give the Cardinal its scoring opportunity. The redshirt junior chased the ball deep in the UNLV zone to eventually create a turnover and a chance for himself in front of the opposing goal. His shot was deflected and Amman was on the spot to clean up the rebound for his first goal of the season.
Stanford hosts Sacramento State on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Stephanie Byrne, Becky Dru and Xanthe Travlos each scored a goal as Stanford downed host Kent State, 3-1, in a nonconference match Friday.