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Women’s basketball opens Pac-12 play with a Southern California sweep

After the best non-conference record since the 2013-2014 season, the No. 6 ranked Stanford  women’s basketball team (12-1, 2-0 Pac-12) opened conference play with consecutive wins over their Southern California neighbors in Maples Pavilion. On Friday night, the Cardinal beat USC (10-3, 0-2 Pac-12) by a score of 72-64 before coming back from two double digit deficits against UCLA (9-6, 2-1 Pac-12) to win 86-80 Sunday afternoon.

Football finds an offensive aerial explosion against the UCLA Bruins

This past Saturday, the Stanford football team (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) headed down to Los Angeles to face off against a top in-state rival – the UCLA Bruins (3-9, 3-6) – and took the game with a final score of 49-42. After crushing Oregon State at home earlier in the month, the team was riding a wave of high-octane offensive production led by junior quarterback KJ Costello. Costello has been the driving force of the team since the first game of the season, filling in as the team’s centerpiece for Bryce Love, who has been unable to recapture his former dominance during this season.

Comeback falls just short against Bruins

After overcoming UCLA two weeks ago in the Mountain Pacific Invitational Meet, Stanford (17-1) got ready to once again face the UCLA Bruins (19-2) this past weekend. In their penultimate match of the season, the No. 2 Cardinal were struck down for only the second time this season by the No. 4 seeded Bruins. From the start of play the Bruins came out strong and Stanford was fighting an uphill battle.

Volleyball scores ranked wins in Southern California

Second-ranked Stanford Women’s Volleyball (20-1, 12-0) picked up two more wins over ranked teams this weekend, going on the road to sweep No. 15 USC and No. 20 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Cardinal have twelve such ranked victories, first in the nation by a wide margin. Junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer led the team with 28 total kills and also chipped in 20 digs over the weekend to help Stanford secure its 18th straight 20 win season and move closer to a second straight Pac-12 Championship.