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Boeri awarded MPSF lacrosse Player of the Week honors

 

Stanford junior Emilie Boeri earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week honors after helping Stanford to a conference-opening win over Fresno State and an upset of No. 5 Syracuse.

Boeri scored a combined five goals and three assists as the Cardinal defeated the Bulldogs and the Orange.

Boeri had a hat trick against Fresno and also added an assist as Stanford cruised to a 21-4 victory.

On Sunday, she had two goals and two assists while also contributing a pair of draw controls and forcing a big turnover late in the game.

Baseball

Eighth-ranked Stanford (2-1) takes a brief break from its early road schedule, hosting No. 17 California (2-0) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Afterward, Stanford gets back on the plane for a three-game series at No. 3 Vanderbilt (4-0) beginning Friday.

Stanford swept the Pac-10 series with the Bears and lost a nonconference contest last year. The Cardinal lost each of the previous three conference series (2007-09).

The baseball series instigated the original axe. The Axe, which debuted on April 13, 1899, lasted one day before Cal students swiped it at a Stanford-Cal baseball game on April 14 in San Francisco. It stayed on the Berkeley campus for 31 years.

California coach David Esquer was the starting shortstop for Stanford's national championship in 1987. He's led the Bears to an NCAA Regional two times in the last three years.

Cal opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of Utah on Sunday, winning game two with three runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Cal hit .318 last year, but had a fielding average of .961, last in the Pac-10. Cal will drop its program at the end of the season after playing for 119 years.

Men's golf

Junior David Chung and sophomore Andrew Yun have been included on the watch list for the 2011 Ben Hogan Award, which honors the top amateur player in college golf.

Men's volleyball

The site for Saturday night's home men's volleyball match between No. 4 Stanford and No. 3 UC Santa Barbara has been moved to Maples Pavilion, with game time remaining at 7 p.m.

The match, originally scheduled for Burnham Pavilion, completes a home weekend series that begins with Friday night's match against No. 8 UCLA at Maples Pavilion at 7 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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