Responding to a Game 2 pummeling, No. 2 Stanford (36-9, 18-5 Pac-12) quieted the bats of California (29-16, 14-9 Pac-12) for a series-clinching Sunday victory in Berkeley. The Cardinal are now in a three-way tie with Oregon State and UCLA for first place in Pac-12 conference standings with two series remaining.
All three former-Cardinal appeared in the United States Women’s National Team 3-0 victory over South Africa in Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. The international friendly featured the reigning Women’s World Cup champion U.S., who will be seeking their fourth title in June, and South Africa, who will be making their first World Cup appearance in France.
The No. 3 Stanford women’s tennis team (25-1, 10-0 Pac-12) defeated the No. 14 Kansas Jayhawks (21-5, 7-2 Big-12) on Friday in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Tennis Championships. The Cardinal came out on top in a close 4-3 battle that was clinched by sophomore Janice Shin in a three-set battle with Nina Khmelnitckaia (3-6, 6-4, 6-2).
As we take time this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day, I was shocked to see the lack of attention that major sports media gave to mothers (and women in general). Browsing sports news websites Sunday morning, I noticed the only times women were even mentioned on the home pages were the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight victory, while in contrast, men had hundreds of headlines. I’m not trying to discredit the male athletes’ achievements and their newsworthiness, but the lack of mothers on this day in particular perpetuates a dangerous narrative: motherhood and athletics are mutually exclusive.
The No. 12 Stanford men’s golf team tees off on Monday for the three-day NCAA Stanford Regional on its home course, playing host to 12 other teams and ten individuals.
For the sixth time in nine years, Stanford women’s water polo is the best program in the country. The second-seeded Cardinal topped No. 1 USC 9-8 in one of the most evenly matched games of the year.
No. 2 Stanford (36-9, 18-5 Pac-12) suffered an 18-2 defeat to California (29-16, 14-9 Pac-12) as the rivalry series heads into a Sunday rubber match.
In a game that ran the full gamut of emotion, No. 2 women’s water polo overcame No. 3 UCLA in an 8-7 overtime thriller. Stanford and No. 1 USC will face each other in the NCAA finals for the third time in four years. Sophomore Aria Fischer willed the Cardinal to victory with five of…