Cardinal Volleyball Bounce Back From First Loss With Sweep of Washington Schools
Alix Klineman had 32 kills to lead No. 2 Stanford volleyball to a win over No. 7 Washington at Maples Pavilion on Friday. The Cardinal lost the opening set to the Huskies, but Stanford rallied to win the final three sets to hand Washington its second loss of the season. Stanford then swept Washington State on Saturday to improve to 16-1 and 7-1 in the Pac-10. Next up for Stanford is rival Cal, which will be played at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Thrashers Stun Sharks in Home Opener
The San Jose Sharks let a two-goal lead slip away in their home opener Saturday night, allowing four unanswered goals to the Atlanta Thrashers in a 4-2 loss. Playoff villain Dustin Byfuglien, who scored in every game for the Blackhawks when they swept the Sharks in last year’s playoffs, netted the game-winner on a power play with 6:20 to go in the game. Chris Mason stopped 37 shots, including all 27 he faced in the second and third periods. The Sharks (1-1-1) play the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at HP Pavilion.
Press Extends Scoring Streak in Two Stanford Weekend Victories
Christen Press scored in both games over the weekend as No. 1 Stanford soccer swept the Washington schools. On Friday, five different Cardinal players scored in Stanford’s 5-0 rout of Washington State. On Sunday, Press scored in the 88th minute to give Stanford a two-goal lead, and the Cardinal went on to win 2-1 against the University of Washington. Press, the nation’s leader in goals with 18, has scored in nine consecutive matches. Stanford (13-0-2) travels to Tempe to play Arizona State on Friday night.
Earthquakes’ Loss Hurts Playoff Positioning
Andrew Hainault’s first-half header beat Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch, and the Houston Dynamo held on to beat San Jose 1-0 on Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium. San Jose (12-9-7), which has already clinched a playoff berth, is currently the eighth seed with two games remaining on its schedule. The Earthquakes regular season home finale is on Wednesday against LA’s Chivas USA at 7pm.
Broncos Gallop Past Spartans
Heisman Trophy candidate Kellen Moore showed why he’s one of college football’s best players. He threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns in only 16 attempts as the Boise State Broncos crushed the San Jose State Spartans 48-0 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. SJSU (1-6) will have to win its remaining six games to become bowl eligible. The Spartans next play Fresno State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.