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Dru helps Stanford field hockey match school record

Burdette to play for a pair of tennis titles on Sunday

The seventh-ranked Stanford field hockey team matched a school record with its 4-1 victory over host Harvard in a nonconference game Saturday.

Becky Dru scored twice and recorded an assist as the Cardinal (10-1) won its ninth straight, tying the program's longest win streak from the 1985 season.

Stanford could break the tie Sunday when it travels to play at No. 12 New Hampshire.

Dru continues to add to her All-American credentials as she turned in another top performance in helping end Harvard's four-game winning streak and handing the Crimson its first home loss of the year.

The Cardinal scored three corner goals on just four corner chances, while they limited the Crimson to two corners with strong tackling on the edge of Harvard's offensive circle.

Stanford took control with Dru's goal on the first penalty corner of the game, eight minutes into the contest. Kelsey Lloyd added a goal after the second corner to make it 2-0. Dru passed from the center of the circle to Lloyd down low on the left for the finish.

The Cardinal took a 3-0 lead early in the second half on a counter attack. Courtney Haldeman got the ball low on the right from Alex McCawley, and passed in front of the goal to Devon Holman for a 3-1 lead.

Dru added Stanford's fourth goal on a penalty corner in the final three minutes.

Women's volleyball

Seventh-ranked Stanford took a step upward with its 22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 victory over host No. 15 Oregon on Saturday night.

The victory moved the Cardinal (12-3, 6-3) into fifth place in the highly-competitive Pac-12 Conference, two games out of first.

Stanford will have a chance to inch closer to the top when Washington State and Washington visit Maples Pavilion this weekend. The Cougars (11-7, 3-5) are experiencing a renaissance of sorts this year while the Huskies (15-1, 7-1) are a half-game behind conference leader USC.

Rachel Williams and Carly Wopat each recorded 15 kills to lead the Cardinal while Lydia Bai added 10 kills. Williams also added 11 digs for her ninth double-double of the season.

Junior setter Karissa Cook added her ninth double-double of the year with 45 assists and 15 digs and freshman libero Kyle Gilbert led the defense with 17 digs.

Women's tennis

Stanford senior Mallory Burdette will be a little busy playing a lot of tennis on Sunday at the ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades.

Burdette and Cardinal sophomore Nicole Gibbs will play for the main draw doubles title and Burdette will also be playing for the main draw consolation singles title.

Burdette will face Florida's Joanna Mather in the singles final at 9:30 a.m., and joins Gibbs to play Florida's Allie Will and Sofie Oyen for the main draw doubles championship.

Burdette beat Washington's Denise Dy, 6-0, 6-4, in the consolation semifinals while she and Gibbs knocked out Georgia's Nadja Gilchrist and Chelsea Gullickson, 8-1, in the doubles semifinal on Saturday.

Sailing

Stanford is five points out of first place after the first of two days at the Navy Fall Regatta, scoring 93 points, just behind leader Yale, which has 88 points.

The B Division squad of Eliza Richartz and Kaitlyn Baab has scored a top-three finish in six of the seven races among the 17 competitors, winning the first and last race of the day. Their 17 points is second to Yale's team.

The A Division team of Sally Mace and Helena Scutt has tallied 40 points, fifth in the division, picking up three-straight wins, but also finishing off the Saturday races with back-to-back 12th place finishes.

Molly McKinney is also fifth in the singlehanded division, securing 36 points, scoring top-five finishes in four of six races. The regatta closes out Sunday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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