Welcome to This Week in Sports activities. We’re The Every day’s sports activities editors, Madeline Grabb and Ells Boone, and we’ll be strolling you thru the most important video games, occasions and tales from the previous week, in addition to offering a quick preview of what’s arising this week.
No. 2 Stanford girls’s golf competed within the three-day Pac-12 Championships this previous week, incomes a 3rd place end. Sophomore Rose Zhang, nevertheless, was the star of all the occasion, profitable the person championship en path to her tenth profession win — a brand new faculty report. Her rating of 204 set the Pac-12 Championship report for lowest rating beforehand set in 2016. The group will now wait to listen to its destiny for NCAA Regionals, with the choice present going down Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. PT.
No. 8 Stanford males’s volleyball hosted the MPSF Match in Maples Pavilion this previous weekend and made it to the ultimate for the second yr in a row. Within the quarterfinals, the Cardinal took down No. 12 USC 21-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-15 fueled by sturdy play from senior exterior hitter Kevin Lamp. Within the subsequent spherical, Stanford acquired previous No. 6 BYU in 5 units. Simply final week, the Cardinal had misplaced to BYU in two consecutive matches in Provo. After a day’s break, No. 2 UCLA awaited Stanford within the finals and the Bruins continued their undefeated streak in opposition to MPSF opponents, taking down the house group in straight units. Senior exterior hitter Will Rottman and redshirt senior Justin Lui had been named to the All-Match group. Regardless of its excessive rating, Stanford didn’t make the sphere for the NCAA Match so its season is over.
No. 9 Stanford baseball acquired its week off to a tough begin, shedding 15-13 to Sacramento State final Tuesday. Junior first baseman Carter Graham shined within the loss, as he hit two house runs. Over the weekend, the Washington Huskies got here to Sunken Diamond and the Cardinal took the collection 2-1 to get again on monitor within the Pac-12 after dropping a collection to Oregon every week prior. Within the remaining recreation of the collection with the Huskies, Stanford got here again from being down 4-0 to win the ballgame 8-6. Junior pitcher Drew Dowd picked up the win. Subsequent up, the Cardinal will tackle Cal in a midweek conflict this Tuesday at 6:05 pm.
This previous Friday, No. 7 Stanford girls’s tennis completed its undefeated Pac-12 common season by beating Cal 6-1. The Cardinal will now flip their consideration to the Pac-12 Championships being held later this week in Ojai, Calif. Stanford enters as the highest seed.
No. 17 Stanford males’s tennis dropped each of its matches this previous weekend within the Pacific Northwest — to Washington and Oregon, respectively. Within the first match in opposition to the Huskies, the Cardinal had been shorthanded with junior Arthur Fery and freshman Samir Banerjee sitting out. With a depleted lineup, Stanford was taken down 4-1 by Washington. Towards Oregon on Sunday, Fery returned for doubles however Banerjee remained out. The scoreline stayed the identical with the Geese taking the match 4-1. The group now could be set to face Cal within the Pac-12 quarterfinals on Thursday, April 27.
Girls’s lacrosse had a really productive week, beating Colorado and Oregon to maneuver to second place within the Pac-12. The Cardinal took down the Buffaloes 18-13 after which beat Oregon 16-9 on senior day. The common season finale shall be this coming Friday at 3 p.m. PT throughout the Bay in opposition to Cal.
No. 2 girls’s water polo earned one other top-10 win, beating No. 6 Cal 16-9 in Berkeley. Redshirt junior driver Ryann Neushul scored 4 objectives to guide the Cardinal. The MPSF Match is arising subsequent weekend in San Jose, and Stanford will face San Jose State in its first match-up.
In a one-off recreation in opposition to BYU in Provo, No. 5 Stanford softball shut out the Cougars 1-0. Each star pitchers — freshman NiJaree Canady and senior Alana Vawter — pitched for the Cardinal. The group then returned to Palo Alto and hosted Cal for a weekend collection the place Stanford prevailed 2-1. Within the deciding third recreation of the collection, Freshman Kyra Chan hit a sacrifice fly to guide her group to a 3-2 victory. Softball will journey to Fresno on Wednesday to tackle Fresno State in a midweek conflict.
In its remaining weekend of motion earlier than the Pac-12 Championships, No. 10 seashore volleyball received all 4 of its match-ups, two in opposition to high 10 opponents (No. 7 Grand Canyon and No. 9 Cal). The Cardinal took on Grand Canyon and Cal on Friday, profitable each by a rating of 4-1. On Saturday, Stanford beat each Santa Clara and Pacific 5-0. The Cardinal will host the Pac-12 Championships, with the competitors set to start on Wednesday.