Stanford soccer men fit to be tied; volleyball wins


Alexander Binnie and Garrett Gunther each scored as the Stanford men's soccer team recorded a 2-2 tie with visiting USF on Saturday night in a nonconference match.

The Cardinal (1-4-1) held a one-goal lead when Gunther scored early in the second half. He created his own shot after causing a turnover in the Dons zone.

Gunther had six shots in the contest, three on goal.

USF was carded 11 times as the Cardinal outshot USF, 7-1, in overtime. Dons' goalie Brendan Roslund recorded 11 saves.

"I though we played well enough to win," Stanford coach Bret Simon said. "We made progress and this team is headed in the right direction."

Stanford hosts Harvard at 7 p.m. Friday.

Women's volleyball

Second-ranked Stanford swept Colorado, 25-14, 25-15, 25-15, Saturday, in a Pac-12 match at Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal (2-1, 8-1) travels to UCLA for a conference match on Friday night at 7 p.m,.

Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Williams led Stanford with 16 kills and nine digs. Redshirt freshman Lydia Bai had a career high 10 kills and a .588 attack percentage, while sophomore middle blocker Carly Wopat hit .450 with 11 kills, five digs and five blocks.

Junior setter Karissa Cook recorded 49 assists, seven digs and three blocks. Junior Hannah Benjamin led the defense with 12 digs.

Men's water polo

Fourth-ranked Stanford survived an overtime test from host Pacific on Saturday to advance to the championship semifinals of the NorCal Invitational.

The Cardinal scored the lone goal in the extra sessions to down the Tigers, 9-8, after first defeating St. Francis (N.Y.), 11-6, in the morning.

Freshman Alex Bowen led the Cardinal with five goals on the day, while senior driver Jacob Smith and sophomore two-meter Forrest Watkins found the net three times.

Field hockey

Courtney Haldeman scored two goals, Hope Burke dished out two assists and No. 9 Stanford beat host Pacific, 4-0, Saturday in its NorPac opener.

The Cardinal (1-0, 6-1) outshot the Tigers 23-5, scoring all four of its goals in the first half. Becky Dru and Alex McCawley also scored for Stanford.

Stanford hosts California at 7 p.m. on Friday in a n NorPac match.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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