The U.S. women's junior national volleyball team dropped to 0-2 at the FIVB U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic after losing to Brazil, 25-17, 25-19, 25-22, Saturday in Pool C action.
Team USA gets Sunday off and will play Mexico on Monday. The Americans must finish among the top four in their pool to advance into the Round of 16.
Brazil opened the first set with a 12-6 lead and used a late 5-0 run to take a commanding 23-14 advantage in winning 25-17.
Team USA gained an 11-7 margin in the second set, but Brazil came back on a 10-2 run and went on to a 25-19 victory.
The U.S. battled back from a 9-4 deficit in the third set with a 9-0 run to take a 13-9 lead, only to have Brazil rush back into the lead at 18-16 on a 9-3 spurt of its own.
After the U.S. was leading 21-20, Brazil scored five of the final six points to take a 25-22 victory.
Stanford recruit Merete Lutz contributed eight points with four kills and four blocks. Cardinal freshman and U.S. captain Jordan Burgess had four kills and a block for five points, and Stanford incoming freshman Kelsey Humphreys added five kills.
Burgess also recorded 25 of 26 excellent receptions.
Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers finished third at the Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament at Wannimoisett Country Club. He shot a final round Sunday of 1-under 68 for a total of 271.
Alabama's Cory Whitsett shot a final round of 63 to finish at 266.
Cardinal Cameron Wilson finished in a fifth-place tie with a tournament total of 1-under 275.
Whitsett's final round was the lowest shot by the winner the last day in the long and storied history of this world-class tournament.
"This has been a great month of golf for me and to cap it off with a win here is just phenomenal," said Whitsett. "This is my favorite tournament so that makes it ever more special.
Whitsett started the final round tied for second with Rodgers and Wilson, two strokes behind Rafael Becker of Brazil, who led or shared the lead in each of the first three rounds.
Stanford grad Sally Watson leaves Sunday to prepare for her first golf tournament as a professional.
Watson will jump start her pro career with an appearance in the U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
Watson will be competing right along with fellow Stanford student Michelle Wie, Los Altos' Juli Inskter and Natalie Gulbis.
Cardinal Mariah Stackhouse will play the tournament as an amateur.
Tee times were announced Saturday, with Watson playing in a group that includes Canada's Jessica Shepley and Hawaii amateur Alexandra Kaui.