Stanford Women’s Soccer Team Validates No. 1 Ranking
Domination. That’s what the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal achieved against the Santa Clara Broncos on Sunday. In winning the game 2-0, the Cardinal outshot the Broncos 26-1. With about 13 minutes to go, Christen Press scored the game’s first goal and Lindsay Taylor added another less than two minutes later. Press’ goal tied her with Sarah Rafanelli for the all-time Stanford record. The Cardinal open its Pac-10 schedule by traveling to Los Angeles to play USC on Friday.
Stanford Football Falls Out of Top 10
Up 21-3 in the first quarter against Oregon, one could hear murmurs of Stanford being the best team in the nation. But the Cardinal fell apart, outscored 28-0 in the second half in its 52-31 loss to the Ducks (5-0) in Eugene. Stanford (4-1) fell seven spots to No. 16 in the AP Poll. Next up for Stanford is USC (4-1), whom the Cardinal beat by 34 last season.
Sharks Prepare for Regular-Season Opener
The San Jose Sharks concluded their preseason with a 6-2 win against Vancouver on Sept. 29. They will play both games in Stockholm, Sweden, and their first game at HP Pavilion is against the Atlanta Thrashers on Oct. 16.
Quakes Settle for Draw
The San Jose Earthquakes tied the Columbus Crew 0-0 on Saturday in Ohio. It was the second game in a row the Earthquakes were shut out. Jon Busch bailed out the offense with his fifth shutout of the season. With only four games remaining in the regular season, the Earthquakes still look poised to make the playoffs. San Jose has 40 points, seven ahead of the ninth place Kansas City Wizards, who are chasing the Quakes for the last playoff spot. The Quakes next play D.C. United on Saturday at RFK Stadium, and their next home game is against the Houston Dynamo on Oct. 16.
SJSU Loses a Nail-Biter
The UC Davis Aggies stunned San Jose State 14-13, spoiling the Spartans homecoming. After trailing 13-0 at halftime, the Aggies (2-3) scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter and held on for the win. The Spartans (1-4) last chance was a 52-yard field goal attempt by Harrison Waid with 3:31 to go left that went wide left. Next up for SJSU is a trip to No. 21 Nevada followed by a home game against No. 4 Boise State. The Wolf Pack (5-0) rushed for more than 500 yards in a 62-7 blowout victory last year against the Spartans.