Ahead of Friday’s meet, The Daily’s Alejandro Salinas sat down with recently-appointed cross country head coach J.J. Clark to talk about his past coaching experiences, his transition to Stanford and his goals for the season.
A 25-yard bullet from true freshman forward Ousseni Bouda was enough to push No. 7 Stanford (9-2-1, 3-1-1 Pac-12) past a penalized San Diego State (3-7-1, 0-5-0) team on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs were called for four yellow cards in the match as Stanford earned its second straight 1-0 conference victory.
No. 3 men’s water polo (10-1, 0-0 MPSF) claimed the SoCal Invite after downing No. 2 UCLA (9-1, 0-0 MPSF) to the tune of 13-9 on Sunday afternoon. The victory marked the completion of a 16-team, three-day tournament hosted by the Bruins.
Riding a two-game winning streak, No. 2 Stanford women’s soccer (7-1, 0-0 Pac-12) opens its conference calendar with a visit to No. 3 USC (7-0-1, 0-0 Pac-12) on Saturday. The Trojans are the highest-ranked team the Cardinal has faced thus far, and the matchup has the looks of previewing a postseason thriller.
Stanford cross country opened the 2019 season right where it left off, running competitively against some of the strongest teams in the country. At the season-opening John McNichols Invitational in Indiana on Saturday, both the men’s and women’s teams finished second, taking down top ranked programs.
The 2019 season begins Saturday with the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana, marking the first competition under recently-appointed head coach J.J. Clark.
Following an undefeated season-opening weekend at the Navy Open, No. 2 men’s water polo (5-0, 0-0 MPSF) toppled San Jose State (0-3, 0-0 GCC) to the tune of 16-5 on Friday night.
No. 3 men’s soccer (5-0, 0-0 Pac-12) put on a shooting clinic with 25 shots, while allowing just one in a 3-0 win against American (0-5-1, 0-0 Patriot League) on Sunday. The Cardinal found the back of the net three times for the team’s third straight shutout and best start in 17 years.