OAKS CORNER . . . Junior Jaden Scott recorded eight kills on 12 attacks and hit .583 to help the Menlo College women's volleyball team beat visiting Pacific Union 25-7, 25-8, 25-9 in a nonconference match Wednesday night. Junior College transfer Abbey Briggs added six kills on seven attacks and hit .714 for the Oaks (2-1), who host Simpson University inside Haynes-Prim at 2 p.m. Saturday.
CARDINAL CORNER . . Five-time defending Pac-12 champion Stanford was voted by the conference's coaches as the favorite to win a sixth straight Pac-12 Conference title. Stanford, which collected all five available first-place votes, totaled 25 points. Washington was second with 19 points and followed by Oregon State (17), which picked up the remaining first-place vote. California (13), UCLA (11) and San Diego State (5) rounded out the poll . . . The third-ranked Stanford women's soccer team (21-1-2 last season) opens its season with a difficult road trip to No. 6 Penn State at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by a neutral site match Sunday against No. 11 West Virginia. Stanford junior Catalina Macario already owns the women's soccer career record for assists in postseason play and she's just outside the top 10 in several all-time offensive categories. Sophomore Sophia Smith and Macario both open the season on the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. Smith earned a spot on the watch list despite a freshman season shortened by injury. She recorded 11 points in 13 games . . . Recent Stanford graduates Isaiah Salinda and Brandon Wu will compete for the 10-member American squad when it travels to Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, England, Sept. 7-8 to face Great Britain and Ireland in the 47th meeting of the Walker Cup.
LACROSSE TRYOUTS . . . NorCal Rize is currently accepting registration for all new and returning girls' lacrosse players between the seventh and 12th grades as of the upcoming school year. Tryouts will be conducted on Sequoia High's Terremerre Turf Field in Redwood City (corner of El Camino Real and James Ave.) on Sunday, Aug. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. for middle school, junior varsity high school and new players. Varsity high school level players will begin tryouts at 1 p.m. The club does not cut players and will find a team to suit every experience level from beginners to advanced. Prospective players can begin the process by visiting the NorCal Rize website.