This Week in Sports: A Winning Week

Welcome to this week in sports. We’re The Daily’s sports editors, Zach Zafran and Ells Boone, and we’re going to take you through the key games, events and stories from the past week and give you a quick preview of what’s coming up this week.

Another week, another win for Stanford Football. The Cardinal defeated Arizona State 15-14 over homecoming weekend, giving the team its first Pac-12 win in over a year. All 15 points came from junior kicker Joshua Karty, whose five field goals set the Stanford all-time single-game record. The Cardinal travels to Los Angeles next weekend to take on UCLA.

Men’s golf returned home as the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate winners. Despite going into the final day of competition six strokes behind, the Cardinal posted an 8-under 280 and won by one stroke. Junior Michael Thorbjornsen, who won the Ben Hogan Prize Earlier in the week, as September’s Golfer of the Month, he led the way with a third-place finish in the individual rankings.

The No. 1 women’s golf dominated the field at the 2022 Stanford Intercollegiate, winning by 10 shots. With the competition starting Friday and ending Sunday, the Cardinal finished 15 under 837, in large part against Rose Zhang, the sophomore singles winner. The team will conclude its fall season at the Pac-12 Preview, which is scheduled to begin October 31st.

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Elia Rubin during a game against Washington State in early October. The newcomer was instrumental in the Cardinal’s success this week. (Photo: AL CHANG/ISI Photos)

Women’s Volleyball No. 7 welcomed both LA schools to the Maples Pavilion this week, sweeping both. On Friday, the Cardinal defeated UCLA thanks to a strong defensive performance that saw them overtake the Bruins 11-2. The team slacked off with another dominant game on Sunday, defeating USC by a staggering .605 batting average. With the win, Stanford now alone holds first place in the Pac-12. They will return to action on Friday when they travel north to confront Washington state.

The No. 5 in men’s soccer made the trip to Southern California this week and returned home with two wins. The Cardinal defeated San Diego State 3-2 in a thrill on Thursday. Two goals in the last seven minutes, including a game-winning goal from junior defender Ryan Dunn in the 90th minute, put Stanford ahead. The team then played at UCLA and won 1-0 to place the Cardinal in second place in the Pac-12. They return home Thursday to face Oregon State in their home game of the month.

Women’s soccer No. 7 has shown no signs of slowing down, extending their winning streak to seven after beating both Oregon schools on the road. The Cardinal defeated the Ducks 1-0 on Thursday after a sixth-minute strike from freshman forward Lumi Kostmayer provided everything for the win. On Sunday, also freshman Jasmine Aikey scored her first career hat-trick as Stanford beat Oregon State 3-0. The midfielder scored all three goals in the second half. The team returns to The Farm on Thursday to play Utah.

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Lynn Vanderstichele during a game against Cal on Oct. 14. The senior scored the game-winning goal in overtime to complete Stanford’s excitement over No. 17 James Madison on Thursday. (Photo: BRANDON VALLANCE/ISI Photos)

Field hockey is now down to .500 after two wins this week. On Thursday, the No. 17 Cardinal upset James Madison in overtime, with senior attacker Lynn Vanderstichele taking just 43 seconds in overtime to win the game. They then traveled to Richmond, where two goals in the fourth quarter gave Stanford a 2-1 lead. Next, they will face Maine on Friday.

The No. 3 men’s water polo team started the weekend with a big win over No. 4 Pacific, beating the Tigers 12-8. They then took part in Sunday’s Julian Fraser Memorial Tournament and opened the game with a 10-11 loss to No.9 Princeton but then quickly recovered to defeat Bucknell in commanding fashion. The cardinal defeated the bison 19-6. The Cardinal now sits at 19-2 and has a week to prepare for a road trip in Southern California when he faces Long Beach State and USC next weekend.

At the ITA Northwest Regional Championships, it was all Stanford women’s tennis as all four semifinalists were cardinals. Sophomore Alexandra Yepifanova took the title, senior Angelica Blake took second place. The two will compete at the ITA National Fall Championships on November 2nd.


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