The Stanford men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed in the top three at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships last Friday at Randolph Golf Course.
With Stanford football entering a pivotal game against the Arizona Wildcats in Tuscon, senior football analyst Vihan Lakshman sat down with Daily Wildcat sports writer Justin Spears to talk about an injured Wildcats offense and how the Cardinal can exploit Arizona’s weak run defense.
No 9. Stanford (6-0-1 Pac 12) has its eyes on a third consecutive Pac-12 title as it gears up for games against Oregon State (4-6-3, 0-3-2 Pac-12) on Thursday and No. 16 Washington (3-2-0, 10-4-0 Pac-12) on Sunday. If Stanford beats Oregon State and Washington loses to Cal (5-7-2, 1-5-1 Pac-12), the Pac-12 title will be defined by Thursday’s game.
Coming off a sweep of No. 25 USC (14-7, 6-4 Pac-12) last Sunday in Los Angeles, No. 14 Stanford women’s volleyball (12-6, 6-4 Pac-12) is back at home to take on against No. 7 Washington Huskies (18-2, 8-2 Pac-12) this Wednesday at 7 p.m.
At the beginning of the 2016 college football season, Stanford vs. Colorado appeared destined to be a romp, a chance for the Cardinal to take a well-deserved break from facing more worthy competition like UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame. After all, Stanford has outscored the Buffaloes 138-17 in their only three meetings as members of the Pac-12, and the 4-9 Buffs of last season offered no reason to think differently.
Stanford leaves the Farm after this week’s disappointing loss against another Washington school and tries to recapture its form against a hostile Notre Dame crowd in South Bend, Indiana. Desk editors Kit Ramgopal and Lorenzo Rosas along with senior staff writer Do-Hyoung Park answer how the Cardinal can adapt against the Fighting Irish and how Stanford can adjust to the absence of Christian McCaffrey.
Sophomore midfielder Amir Bashti’s 78th minute goal was the difference Thursday night as Stanford men’s soccer (5-2-3, 2-0-0 Pac-12) defeated No. 16 Washington (7-4-0, 1-2-0) 1-0 at Husky Stadium.
No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (10-0-1, 3-0 Pac-12) beat Washington (5-6-1, 0-3 Pac-12) handily on Sunday afternoon at home, winning 3-0 despite playing down one player for most of the game.