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Sports - August 31, 2018

Sports Shorts

ON THE ROAD ...The 10th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team, which played to a scoreless draw in its season opener with San Jose State, gets its first road test Friday at Maryland (0-1) and Monday at Georgetown (1-1). The Cardinal (0-0-1) has an interesting task ahead in its first meeting with the Terrapins in five years. Maryland lost its first game of the year at Washington, vaulting the Huskies to No. 3 in the national rankings from No. 24. Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn isn't about to start worrying, taking the long view. He knows playing well and winning don't necessarily share the same closet space. He's also molding a team that lost seven starters from last year's NCAA championship team . . . The top-ranked Stanford continues its road trip at Minnesota on Sunday. Stanford took a 24-game winning streak into BYU on Thursday. The longest win streak in program history stands at 25 (2009; 2011-12), while the longest unbeaten streak stands at 28 (2011-12). Junior defender Tierna Davidson missed the trip due to her responsibility with the United States national team for games against Chile on Friday and Tuesday . . . The top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team plays at BYU on Friday and then meets Wichita State and West Virginia in Provo on Saturday. The Cardinals is off to a 2-0 start and junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer recorded the 1,000th kill of her career in Stanford's win over Howard . . . The Menlo College men's soccer team goes on the road for the first time, visiting Simpson University for a 1 p.m. nonconference meeting Friday. The Oaks (3-0) play nine of their next 12 matches on the road, including the next four.

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