Stanford women beat Oregon in volleyball


The Stanford women's volleyball team kicked off the second half of Pac-10 Conference play with a sweep of host Oregon, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22, Friday night in Eugene.

The fourth-ranked Cardinal (8-2, 17-2) remained a game behind California in the conference standings heading into Sunday afternoon's game at Oregon State.

Alix Klineman recorded 11 kills to lead Stanford, while Gabi Ailes had 23 digs and Carly Wopat recorded eight blocks.

Karissa Cook returned to the lineup for the first time since the opening weekend aqnd had nine digs in limited duty.

Men's soccer

Stanford dropped a 1-0 Pac-10 Conference decision to visiting Washington, who played a man down for 80 minutes, on Friday night.

The Cardinal (3-5, 7-9) outshot Washington, 12-3, in the first half and maintained pressure on the Huskies throughout the second half.

Stanford hosts Oregon State at 1 p.m. Sunday in the final match of the season.

Men's water polo

Jeffrey Schwimer and Jacob Smith each scored four times and fourth-ranked Stanford topped host Santa Clara, 17-6, Friday night in a nonconference affair.

The Cardinal (10-5) returns to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action next Saturday when Long Beach State arrives for a noon contest.

Stanford also got three goals from Paul Rudolph and two from both Ryan Brown and Alex Pulido.

Field hockey

Becky Dru and Xanthe Travlos scored within two minutes of each other late in the match and Stanford beat host California, 4-2, to clinch a share of the NorPac Conference championship and earn the top seed for the upcoming NorPac conference tournament.

Hope Burke and Emily Henriksson also scored for the Cardinal (5-1, 11-5), won in Berkeley for the first time since 1998.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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