In the 49th installment of the golf tournament known as The Goodwin, played at the Stanford golf course, No. 12 Stanford men’s golf earned their first victory of the season, fending off No. 1 USC at home. Capitalizing on the home course advantage during the three-day tournament, Stanford led the field from beginning to end. The Cardinal held a nine-shot lead after round one, a one shot lead after round two and finished the tournament back at a nine-shot victory.
Stanford women’s gymnastics earned a season-high team score of 196.625 to win the first of two sessions at the Pac-12 Conference Championships at Maples Pavilion on Saturday. The Cardinal held off No. 16 Cal (196.300), Arizona (196.275) and Arizona State (195.600) in the afternoon session, ultimately finishing fifth at the championships behind No. 5 Utah (197.925), No. 10 Oregon State (197.400), No. 3 UCLA (197.100) and No. 15 Washington (197.100).
For the first time since 2009, Stanford women’s gymnastics (6-11) will play host to the Pac-12 Conference Championships. Stanford will be joined by No. 16 Cal (6-4), Arizona (6-7) and Arizona State (1-8) in the first of two sessions on Saturday at 1 p.m. No. 3 UCLA (9-2), No. 5 Utah (8-2), No. 10 Oregon State (9-2) and No. 15 Washington (6-8) will follow in session two at 6 p.m.
In a statement weekend, No. 10 Stanford women’s basketball (18-3, 9-1 Pac-12) took care of business during their latest road trip. The Cardinal women defeated both Washington conference rivals, first in a 76-54 Friday blowout at Washington State (9-12, 4-6) and later in an 18-point rally against the No. 7 Huskies (19-3, 8-2) to finish 72-68 on Sunday, ultimately solidifying their position as co-conference leaders.
This weekend, No. 13 Stanford women’s basketball (17-3, 7-1 Pac-12) once again relied on veteran leadership for strong defensive performances en route to grabbing two victories while hosting both Arizona schools. The Cardinal women first held the Arizona Wildcats (11-7, 2-5) to 32 percent from the field and followed up that performance by holding No. 18 Sun Devils (14-5, 5-3) to a suffocating 29 percent, ensuring season series sweeps for the Stanford.
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics opened up its season with a series of individual and event victories, allowing the team to prevail in the Big Meet against rival No. 8 Cal last Sunday. The competition, held in Berkeley, ended with an all-around score of 418.100 for the Cardinal and 403.150 for the Golden Bears, although Stanford remained comfortable throughout the series.
This weekend at the NCAA West regionals, Stanford men’s and women’s cross country teams swept both first place finishes for the first time since 2004. Both the men’s team and the women’s team won their 15th regional titles.
Stanford’s No. 4 men’s and No. 7 women’s cross country teams will compete in the NCAA West Regional championships this Friday in Sacramento. Both teams are coming off of stellar performances two weeks ago in the Pac-12 Championship, in which the men placed second and the women placed third. The top finishers in each field…