No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer (9-0-1, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated No. 25 Washington State (5-4-1, 0-2 Pac-12) by a score of 2-1 on Thursday night, as senior goalie Jane Campbell made dramatic saves to protect the Cardinal’s lead.
Tasked with limiting Washington receiver John Ross is junior corner Terrence Alexander, who while far from inexperienced, will have to step up against a guy as fast as Ross to help eliminate the Huskies’ deep threat.
Unlike recent years, the battle for leader in the Pac-12 North race will be played in Seattle as the No. 7 Cardinal (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12) head into a clash of titans on Friday against the rebuilt Chris Peterson-led Washington Huskies (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) who are now perched at No. 10 in the latest AP rankings. The top-10 tilt will be the first in Husky Stadium since 1997.
No. 9 Cardinal women’s volleyball (9-2, 3-0 Pac-12) beat No. 7 Washington (11-2, 1-2 Pac-12), on Wednesday in a close and drawn-out match on Husky turf 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 17-25, 15-9.
No. 4 Stanford women’s volleyball (8-2, 2-0 Pac-12) faces a difficult challenge on the road this week, taking on No. 5 Washington (11-1, 1-1 Pac-12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Seattle.
The No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team (8-0-1, Pac-12 1-0-0) began conference play decisively with a 3-0 victory against the Oregon Ducks (6-3-1, PAC-12 0-1-0) on Saturday.
In a game where both teams struggled to consistently execute on offense, the score explosion of the last few minutes left Stanford (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12) feeling lucky to escape with a win in Pasadena — and the Bruins wondering what might have been.
With Stanford’s season opener against Kansas State looming, a few members of The Daily Sports Staff — Vihan Lakshman (VL), Michael Peterson (MP), Sanjay Srinivas (SS), Andrew Mather (AM), Do-Hyoung Park (DHP), Nicky Sullivan (NS) and Alexa Philippou (AO) — provided their predictions on how the Cardinal will fare this season and which teams will emerge as among the top in the nation.