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Morris a key figure in USA's soccer win over Dutch

 

Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris played a mere 10 minutes in the U.S. men's national team's 4-3 victory over host Netherlands. He made the most of it.

Morris helped create both the tying and winning goals in the final two minutes of play.

Morris created a corner kick for the Americans, which led directly to Danny Williams' goal in the 88th minute.

In the 90th minute, Morris expedited a through pass from Michael Bradley, crossing to Bobby Wood for the game winner.

Morris joined the squad Wednesday morning in Amsterdam from Toulon, France, where he participated in the 2015 Toulon Tournament with the U.S. U-23 MNT.

Morris appeared in all four matches in Toulon, starting three. He scored a goal and earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors against host France.

The U.S. beat The Netherlands for the first time and had scored once in its previous four games against the Dutch.

Women's water polo

Stanford senior Kiley Neushul scored twice and the USA Women's Senior National Team earned their third straight win at the Kunshan Cup, topping Canada, 10-8 Friday.

Team USA advances into the title match on Saturday against the Netherlands, which the Americans beat, 10-3, earlier in the week.

Against Canada, Neushul led a balanced attack that also included two goals each from Kami Craig and Rachel Fattal.

Sami Hill added three saves while going all four quarters in net.

Stanford grad Melissa Seidemann, Cardinal senior Ashley Grossman and Stanford recruit Mackenzie Fischer also scored.

Women's volleyball

Stanford grad Foluke Akinradewo collected 14 points, with 10 kills on 15 attacks and just one error, to go with three aces and a block and the U.S. Women's National Team defeated China, 25-22, 25-15, 25-22, on Friday at the USA Volleyball Cup in Honolulu, the first of four matches in the series.

UCLA's Karsta Lowe made her international debut with Team USA, scoring a match-high 16 points with 14 kills on 25 attacks, an ace and a block.

"It is not like you are beating a college, you beat a county," said Lowe.

Kim Hill, the most valuable player of last year's World Championship, tallied 15 points on 13 kills, one block and one ace.

USA hosts China in the second match of the USA Volleyball Cup on Saturday at 10 p.m. (PT) at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The series shifts to California for matches on June 9 at UC Irvine and June 12 at Cal State San Bernardino.

Men's volleyball

Stanford middle blocker Kevin Rakestraw and libero Kyle Dagostino were named to the national team that will compete for the United States at the World University Games (WUG) on July 4-12 in Gwangju, South Korea.

Stanford's Evan Enriques was named to the 21-man roster for the U.S. Men's Junior National Training Team, which will train June 10-21 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The 12 players who make the final roster will travel to Canada to play in the Men's Under-21 Pan American Cup on June 23-28.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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