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Taylor earns national award from Soccer America

 

Castilleja grad Lindsay Taylor was named Soccer America's National Player of the Week after recording her third consecutive 2-goal game in Stanford's 2-1 win over Oregon State.

The victory clinched Stanford's third straight Pac-12 title. The Cardinal will be going for its third straight unbeaten regular season when California visits Stanford for a 7 p.m. contest Saturday. The match is already sold out.

Taylor leads the cardinal with 16 goals and 36 points. Palo Alto grad Teresa Noyola has eight and 10 assists for 26 points.

Women's basketball

Fifth-ranked Stanford opened its exhibition slate with a bang Wednesday night, rolling through UC San Diego, 106-56, at Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal closes out its exhibition slate Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. contest against Vanguard. Stanford opens the 2011-12 regular season Friday night, Nov. 11 at Texas.

Associated Press Preseason All-American Nnemkadi Ogwumike went 7-of-12 from the field for 17 points while younger sister Chiney Ogwumike posted a double-double of 19 points (on 8-of-9 shooting) and 14 rebounds.

Junior forward Joslyn Tinkle also went 8-of-9 from the field and posted a double-double, going for 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Stanford, which led 47-24 at halftime, outscored the Tritons, 59-32, in the second half to pull away. Freshman Bonnie Samuelson hit four of her five 3-pointers and scored 12 of her 15 points over the final 20 minutes.

Head coach Tara VanDerveer got the chance to see many different looks from her team, as the Cardinal features six freshman along with the nine returners. All six freshman saw action, combining to score 39 points. Point guard Amber Orrange scored six points and passed out a team-high seven assists in 18 minutes.

Men's golf

Stanford finished sixth in the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle golf course in San Martin on Wednesday.

The Cardinal shot a final round of 366 to complete the three-day tournament with a score of 1,107. USC won the tournament with an 8-under 1,057. UCLA shot a 4-under 1,061 to finish second.

Freshman Patrick Rodgers shot a 1-over 72 on the final day to finish in a tie for 10th at 215, his third consecutive Top 10 finish.

Cameron Wilson shot a 2-under 69 Wednesday to move into 13th place with a total of 216. USC's Martin Trainer, who prepped at Gunn, was 20th after shooting a 75 on the final day.

Women's swimming

Stanford travels to Michigan for a tri-meet with the Wolverines and Florida this weekend. It's the third consecutive year of the arrangement.

Stanford won the initial dual meet three years ago in Gainesville and also won last year at Stanford.

Similar to the Haines Invitational at Stanford, and as a way to gear up to the 2012 Olympics, the meet will feature long course events on Friday and short course offerings on Saturday.

The Stanford diving team will also be in competition this weekend splitting between Ann Arbor and Los Angeles, where the Trojans are hosting the USC Diving Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Stanford freshman Kristian Ipsen, who is coming off of two medals at the Pan American Games last week, will return to his collegiate teammates and compete at the USC Invite this weekend.

Women's golf

Stanford finished third at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational on Wednesday, compiling a team score of 883.

UCLA won the tournament with a final score of 849 while Washington was second in 869.

Kristina Wong finished in a fifth-place tie among the individual leaders. She recorded a three-round total of 215. Sally Watson was seventh with a 216.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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