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Stanford women stun Washington with a three-set sweep in Pac-12 volleyball

Top-ranked Stanford men lose to No. 3 UCLA in water polo

Stanford junior setter Karissa Cook filled up the stat sheet in leading the seventh-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team to an important, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23, victory over visiting Washington on Saturday night in Maples Pavilion.

The seventh-ranked Cardinal (8-3, 14-3) moved into fourth place in the tough Pac-12 Conference, one game behind co-second place California and UCLA, and two games behind conference leader USC.

The second-ranked Huskies (7-3, 15-3) dropped into fifth after losing to Cal and Stanford on consecutive nights.

Rachel Williams recorded 15 kills and Carly Wopat added 10 kills for Stanford, which opens the second half of the conference season at Arizona on Friday night.

Cook recorded team highs with 30 assists and 13 digs, while also adding five kills on six attacks with no errors for an .833 hitting percentage.

In addition to leading the offense to a .234 hitting percentage, she also matched Wopat for the team lead with four blocks.

Cook also leads the Pac-12 with 11 double-doubles on the year.

Men's water polo

No. 3 UCLA scored in the closing minutes of the fourth period to edge top-ranked Stanford, 7-6, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center.

Freshman Alex Bowen scored three goals for the Cardinal (2-1, 9-3), which had a six-game winning streak snapped. Jacob Smith added two goals.

Stanford travels to Pacific for a 3 p.m. MPSF contest on Friday.

The Cardinal earned a power play in the final 37 seconds but turned the ball over without getting a shot.

Women's swimming

Andie Taylor won twice Saturday morning as Stanford won 17 of 21 events at the two-day Haines Invitational, swimming long course during the morning sessions and the short course on Friday evening.

Taylor won the 200-meter free with a time of 2:05.22 ahead of teammate Felicia Lee (2:06.10), who won five events yesterday. Taylor also won the 200-meter fly (2:18.63) ahead of Kirstie Chen (2:21.58).

Stephanie Phipps continued her undefeated season, winning the one-meter against co-host San Jose State, Nevada and Hawaii, scoring 277.00. Phipps swept both the one and three-meter springboard against SJSU to open the season and won the three-meter on Friday.

Also winning on Saturday was Maya DiRado, who won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:20.35 ahead of Taylor (2:24.97).

Women's golf

Top-ranked UCLA owns a six-stroke lead over Vanderbilt after two rounds of the Stanford Invitational.

The Bruins shot a 279 Saturday to retain the top spot.

Stanford is in 13th place with a 582.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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