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Monday, October 20, 2014

Stanford freshman Fawcett reaches ITA tourney final

Freshman Tom Fawcett will play for his first career singles title on Tuesday during the final day of competition at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

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Stanford's Bugg earns Pac-12 volleyball weekly honor

Stanford junior setter Madi Bugg has been named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week in women's volleyball conference commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

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Stanford falls from AP Top 25, 72-week streak ends

Stanford fell from the Associated Press Top 25 rankings on Sunday for the first time since 2010, snapping a school-record streak of 72 consecutive weeks ranked in the poll. But the Cardinal (4-3 overall, 2-2 Pac-12 Conference) has bigger concerns heading into its final five regular season games.

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Lacy, Hill run to runner-up finishes at Monterey Bay race

Weekend prep roundup
Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy and Sacred Heart Prep senior Daniel Hill both ran to second-place finishes during races Saturday at the Monterey Bay Invitational at Toro Park in Salinas.

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Stanford freshmen reach USTA/ITA tennis semifinals

Freshmen Tom Fawcett and David Hsu will square off in an all-Stanford semifinal when play continues Monday morning at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dramatic finish means a home golf title for Stanford

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Mariah Stackhouse calmly sank a 33-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the Stanford Intercollegiate to secure a share of the team title for the Stanford women's golf team Sunday. Stackhouse's putt completed her even-par 71 round and helped the Cardinal rebound to tie with USC for top honors among the 17-team field.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cardinal fumbles away chance at Pac-12 football victory

Stanford had trouble running the ball and holding onto it was also problematic. The result was another Pac-12 Conference football loss, this time to host Arizona State, 26-10, on Saturday night.

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Stanford men swim to season opening victory

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The Stanford men's swimming team opened its season with a convincing 179-106 victory over visiting Hawaii on Saturday.

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Holland helps save the day as Stanford takes down No. 1

Drew Holland recorded a career-high 20 saves and B.J. Churnside scored the game-winner with 41 seconds left to lift the Stanford men's water polo team to an important 11-10 victory over top-ranked USC in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match on Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center.

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SHP overcomes a big hurdle in quest for PAL Bay Division title

Friday's prep football
For the past five years, Terra Nova has stood in Sacred Heart Prep's way of a PAL Bay Division football championship. That streak, however, ended Friday night as the Gators rolled to a 49-28 victory in Pacifica.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Stackhouse brushes off tough golf start at Stanford Intercollegiate

Stanford roundup
Led by Mariah Stackhouse's 4-under, the Stanford women's golf team opened the Stanford Intercollegiate, hosted by Condoleezza Rice, Friday with a 2-under 282 through 18 holes.

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Menlo School boys hold off Bellarmine in water polo OT

If it hasn't already, the balance of power in boys water polo apparently has shifted from Division I of the Central Coast Section to Division II. Cases in point: Division II Sacred Heart Prep knocked off Division I St. Francis on Wednesday and Division I Menlo School toppled Division I Bellarmine on Friday.

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Stanford takes individual men's cross-country title in Wisconsin

Maksim Korolev, a Stanford graduate student in management science and engineering, made a bold move with 300 meters left to win the men's division at the high-powered Wisconsin Invitational cross country meet Friday in Madison.

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Menlo's Lacy, SHP's Hill run to titles in WBAL cross country

Thursday's prep roundup
Menlo School's Lizzie Lacy and Sacred Heart Prep's Daniel Hill ran away with individual honors to highlight the West Bay Athletic League's second cross-country meet of the season on Thursday at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale.

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Gunn girls wrap up SCVAL golf title by downing rival Paly

The Gunn girls had to share the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League regular-season golf title with rival Palo Alto last year. That's won't be the case this season following a season sweep of the Vikings.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Uhl helps Stanford women record 12th soccer shutout

Taylor Uhl's first-half header sparked Stanford to a 3-0 Pac-12 women's soccer victory over Colorado on Thursday night, while the Cardinal defense earned its national-leading 12th shutout of the season.

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Stanford cross-country teams begin tuneups for NCAA competition

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The Stanford cross-country teams will put their best runners on the starting line Friday at the high-powered Wisconsin Invitational. The meet is among the two major invitationals -- along with the Pre-Nationals in Terra Haute, Ind. -- providing NCAA-championship caliber competition in advance of the postseason.

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Stanford's Hoffpauir is proving to be a hit in two sports

Zach Hoffpauir hopes to have a very difficult decision to make on June 8, 2015. That's the day Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft begins. There's also the NFL to possibly consider.

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SHP upset throws WBAL girls' golf race into another tie

Wednesday's prep roundup
The West Bay Athletic League girls' golf title is still up for grabs after Sacred Heart Prep threw the race into a logjam after upsetting first-place Castilleja, 205-209, on Wednesday at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cajuste will miss Stanford's game against the Sun Devils

Stanford will be without wide receiver Devon Cajuste this weekend when the No. 23 Cardinal visits Tempe for a Pac-12 Conference football game against No. 17 Arizona State on Saturday night.

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Stanford women long overdue to win honors in own tourney

Stanford this weekend
Members of the Stanford women's golf team have a clear task ahead of them this week at their own Stanford Intercollegiate, which runs Friday through Sunday at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course. That would be to end a drought.

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Golf races are winding up, but no champs crowned yet

Four girls golf teams -- Gunn, Palo Alto, Castilleja and Menlo School -- are still in the running for league dual-match titles, which should be decided by the end of this week.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stanford's Zhao wins battle of teammates for tennis title

Carol Zhao prepared for her championship match in the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Tuesday at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium by warming up with teammate Taylor Davidson.

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Team USA ready for CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying

Soccer roundup
The U.S. women's national soccer team enters its sixth CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament beginning Wednesday when it goes for one of three automatic berths at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship.

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Paly grad Adams nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

Of local note
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams from Palo Alto High is one of five nominees for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award for Week 6 after helping the Packers pull off a big win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

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All-Stanford singles final at USTA/ITA tennis regional

For the third time in five years, the singles final of the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships will be an all-Stanford affair.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Inspired by Woods and Begay, Stanford golfer shoots record 59

Stanford men's golfer Viraat Badhwar, a sophomore from Queensland, Australia, broke the course record at Stanford Golf Course on Sunday by shooting an 11-under-par 59. He previously shared the record -- 61 -- with Cardinal women's team junior All-American Mariah Stackhouse.

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Former Stanford tight ends keeping a tradition going in NFL

Zach Ertz and Coby Fleener caught touchdowns as 15 former Cardinal players saw action during Week 6 of the NFL season. The two continued a good weekend for Stanford tight ends after Greg Taboada and Eric Cotton combined for three touchdowns in Stanford's 34-17 win over Washington State Friday.

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Stanford's Montgomery earns a Pac-12 weekly honor

Stanford senior wide receiver/kick returner Ty Montgomery has been named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week following Stanford's 34-17 victory over visiting Washington State last Friday night.

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SHP, Menlo boys post impressive efforts in water polo

Weekend prep roundup
There's a very good reason why the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School boys are a combined 25-2 in water polo this season. Both teams showed why with impressive efforts on Saturday.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

USA women become volleyball champions of the world

The United States women's volleyball team captured its first-ever world championship Sunday, beating China, 27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24, in Milan, Italy for the historic milestone before a crowd of 12,600.

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Cardinal women rebound for Pac-12 soccer victory at USC

Stanford soccer
Stanford senior Hannah Farr's first career goal gave No. 3 Stanford a 1-0 victory over host USC in Pac-12 women's soccer action Sunday. Farr knocked in a rebound of Chioma Ubogagu's shot in the 24th minute.

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Stanford women remain undefeated in Pac-12 volleyball

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Junior middle blocker Inky Ajanaku recorded 14 kills and four blocks as the top-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team defeated No. 18 Arizona State, 20-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, Sunday, at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe Ariz.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Defense puts out the fire in Menlo's 35-14 football win

With the crowd already in a good mood thanks to homecoming festivities and Hall of Fame inductions, the Menlo football team added to the fun with a 35-14 victory over visiting Arizona Christian in a nonconference game Saturday.

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Cardinal men splash to a pair of victories in SoCal tournament

Stanford roundup
Cody Smith scored a Stanford season-high six goals in the morning against LMU and a balanced effort in the afternoon against Pacific included BJ Churnside's 100th career goal, as the second-ranked Cardinal men's water polo team registered a pair of victories on the first day of the SoCal Tournament at Sunset Canyon in Los Angeles.

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Team USA reaches world volleyball championship final

The second-ranked United States' women's national volleyball team downed No. 1 Brazil, 25-18, 29-27, 25-20, in Saturday's semifinal match at the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championships in Milan, Italy on Saturday.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Burgess matches career high in kills to lead No. 1 Stanford

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Jordan Burgess matched her career-high with 19 kills, one of four Stanford players with double figures in kills, and the top-ranked Cardinal downed host Arizona, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 25-20, in a Pac-12 Conference match Friday night.

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Priory keeps its state-leading winning streak intact, 34-24

Friday's prep football
The spotlight is still on the Priory football team, which won its
state-leading 20th consecutive game, 34-24, over visiting Anzar of San Juan Bautista on Friday in Portola Valley.

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Stanford shuts down WSU passing attack in Pac-12 win

Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns, and had two others called back due to penalties, as No. 25 Stanford downed visiting Washington State, 34-17, in a Pac-12 Conference football game Friday night.

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Gunn, Palo Alto golfers headed for showdown in SCVAL race

Thursday's prep roundup
The Gunn girls remained atop the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League golf race with a 191-215 dual-match victory over Lynbrook on Thursday at Santa Teresa Golf Course in San Jose. Rival Palo Alto, meanwhile, took a pair of matches to set up a showdown next week.

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Menlo School girls remain unbeaten in WBAL volleyball

A tough preseason schedule continues to pay dividends for the Menlo School girls volleyball team as the Knights remained unbeaten in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) with a big victory on Thursday.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

No. 3 Cardinal women suffer first soccer loss of the year

Lo'eau LaBonta gave No. 3 Stanford the lead with a 53rd minute volley, but No. 1 UCLA rallied with two goals in the final 14 minutes to pull out a 2-1 victory in a matchup between undefeated women's soccer teams at Drake Stadium on Thursday.

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No. 15 Stanford men continue best soccer start in 12 years

Zach Batteer scored his first goal of the season, Brandon Vincent added a goal in his third straight game and the 15th-ranked Stanford men's soccer team downed visiting San Diego State, 2-0, in a Pac-12 Conference contest Thursday night.

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Pass-happy Cougars may present problem for Stanford

Knowing that Washington State's record-setting quarterback Connor Halliday will throw the ball about 75 percent of the time won't made defending him any easier. It will, however, give Stanford's defensive backs the challenge of the season.

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Top women tennis players at Stanford for USTA/ITA regional

Weekend outlook
Consider it a bonus weekend. Some of the top college women's tennis players in the nation will showcase their talents this Friday through Tuesday at Stanford.

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SHP girls hoping injuries won't derail their water polo title hopes

Prep roundup
After winning seven straight Central Coast Section Division II titles in girls water polo, Sacred Heart Prep coach Jon Burke is facing a supreme challenge this season.

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Cardinal women move up to finish second in golf tournament

Stanford roundup
The Cardinal women's golf team moved up one spot from its opening round at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational to finish second, wrapping up the fog-shortened event Wednesday in Sammamish, Wash.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stanford men's soccer team without Morris this weekend

The No. 15 Stanford men's soccer team will be without the services of sophomore forward Jordan Morris this weekend, as he is part of the 21-player roster for the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team's October camp in Brasilia.

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Gunn boys halfway to another league water polo title

Prep water polo
Defending champion Gunn completed the first half of the SCVAL De Anza Division schedule undefeated following a 16-12 victory over rival Palo Alto on Tuesday in boys' water polo action.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

McNealy, Stanford rally to finish second at golf event

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Led by the sophomore Maverick McNealy, Stanford shot a 3-over 283 in the final round of the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational to take second place behind Oregon at the storied par-70 Colonial Country Club.

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Hogan hobbled by sore leg suffered in loss to Notre Dame

Football notebook
Stanford football coach David Shaw revealed that quarterback Kevin Hogan played most of Saturday's game against Notre Dame with an injured leg.

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Luck continues to shine for Colts with winning touchdown

Andrew Luck had another impressive performance to lead the Indianapolis Colts to their third straight win, 20-13 over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday to highlight Week 5 of the NFL.

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Stanford football on Friday night raises parking issues

Stanford Athletics will host a rare Friday night football game when the Cardinal hosts Washington State on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. While hosting a Friday night game increases the Cardinal's exposure with another national broadcast (ESPN), it also poses logistical challenges, specifically parking.

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Three girls' golf races remain close as season winds down

Monday's prep roundup
The 2014 girls' golf season is more than halfway finished, but three league races are far from over with dual-match titles still up for grabs.

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