Stanford women's volleyball upset by UCLA


Alix Klineman recorded 27 kills and 20 digs but the top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season, 25-21, 16-25, 25-27, 25-23, 15-12, to host UCLA Saturday night in a Pac-10 Conference contest.

Hayley Spelman added 12 kills, Stephanie Browne recorded nine kills and nine blocks for the Cardinal (5-1, 14-1) but it wasn't enough to avoid losing to the Bruins for the first time under coach John Dunning.

Stanford remained in a tie for first place in the Pac-10 as USC handed California its first loss of the season on Saturday.

The Cardinal took a 2-1 lead into the fourth set, in which it held leads of 13-9 and 21-18. UCLA rallied to take the next five points for the come-from-behind win.

The Bruins (2-3, 12-4) took the early advantage in the fifth set, opening a lead of 9-5. Stanford closed to within 11-10 at one point but that was as close as it would come.

Stanford hosts Washington on Friday at 7 p.m.

Women's tennis

Stanford's second-ranked Hilary Barte defeated Michigan's Denise Muresan, 6-1, 6-3, Saturday in the ITA Riviera All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades on Saturday to set up an all-Bay Area final.

Barte meets top-ranked and last year's NCAA national runner-up Jana Juricova in Sunday's title match.

Juricova handled Washington's Denise Dy, 6-1, 6-2, in the other semifinal.

In doubles, third-seeded Barte and Mallory Burdette advanced to the finals with an 8-6 victory over the top-seeded team from California. They meet a team from Clemson in the finals.

Men's tennis

Stanford junior Bradley Klahn lost his bid to reach the title match at the D'Novo ITA All-American Championships, dropping a 7-5, 6-4 decision to Virginia's Alex Domijan on Saturday in the semifinals.

Klahn beat Louisville's Austen Childs 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals before falling to Domijan hours later in the semifinals.

In doubles play, Ohio State's Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola downed Klahn and Ryan Thacher, 8-5, in the third round.

Men's swimming

Stanford won its first dual meet of the season, sweeping all 13 events against host UC Santa Cruz on Saturday.

Stanford junior Bobby Bollier, a three-time Pac-10 champion won two events, the 100 free and the 50 fly and was also a part of the winning 200 free relay team. Bollier had the fastest times of 46.53 in the 100 free and 22.84 in the 50 fly. Bollier was also the anchor leg of the relay, finishing off with a time of 1:25.45.


The Stanford women are in sixth place at the Navy Fall Women's Championship, while over at the Moody Trophy in Rhode Island the Cardinal are in 16th place after the first of two days of racing.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by John R. Grout
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on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Unfortunately, Saturday's loss was the second in a row to UCLA, leaving the Cardinal 18-2 against the Bruins since Coach Dunning's arrival in 2001.

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