This Week in Stanford Sports -- Oct. 24-30

STANFORD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Stanford Cardinal fans cheer on their team during their game against the UCLA Bruins at Stanford Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Monday, October 24
Men's Golf  -- The Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, All Day, Windermere, FL
The men continued play Monday at the Isleworth, ending the day in fourth on Day 2 of the Invitational.

Men's Tennis -- ITA Northwest Regional Championships, All Day, Seattle, WA
The tennis team continued their play in Seattle on Day 4 of the ITA Northwest Regionals.

Women's Tennis -- ITA Northwest Regional Championships, All Day, Taube Tennis Center
While the men were in Washington, the women continued to work hard on campus in their own Regional Championships.


Tuesday, October 25
Men's Golf  -- The Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, All Day, Windermere, FL
The golf team ended their time in Florida with a seventh place finish in Windemere, 35 strokes back.  Freshman Patrick Rodgers shot a team high 216 and finished fourth amongst all golfers.

Men's Tennis -- ITA Northwest Regional Championships, All Day, Seattle, WA
Stanford senior Ryan Thacher netted his first singles championship of the school year on the final day of the ITA Regionals in Seattle while teammates Walker Kehrer and Robert Stineman finished as runner-ups in doubles play, capping off an extraordinary weekend for the Cardinal.

Women's Tennis -- ITA Northwest Regional Championships, All Day, Taube Tennis Center
The Stanford men weren't the only successful tennis players on the weekend, as Sophomore Nicole Gibbs grabbed the singles crown by defeating current Stanford teammate Mallory Burdette.  If that wasn't enough, Stacey Tan and Ellen Tsay combined to make up the women's doubles champion.


Friday, October 28
Field Hockey -- @ Michigan State, 12PM PT, East Lansing, MI
The field hockey team hopes to go into the postseason on a winning note this weekend, starting with a trip to East Lansing to take on the Spartans.  (Gametracker)

Softball -- vs. San Jose State, 6PM, Smith Family Stadium
Softball resumes fall play with a game against another Spartan team, from San Jose State, after defeating St. Mary's a week prior.

Stanford_pac-12_inverse_medium Wrestling -- Wrestle-Offs, 6:30PM, Burnham Pavilion
Stanford Wrestling kicks off this weekend beginning with the annual Wrestle-Offs.  The Wrestle-Offs are basically an opportunity for fans to view coach evaluations on the top wrestlers for each weight class before the official season begins next Saturday.

Oregonstate_pac-12_medium Women's Soccer -- @ #19 Oregon State, 7PM PT, Corvallis, OR
The women take on the Beavers in their final road trip of the season after beating the Mountain schools by a combined 8-1 at home last weekend.  (Gametracker)

Usc_pac-12_inverse_medium Women's Volleyball -- vs. #4 USC, 7PM, Maples Pavilion
It's SoCal Weekend!  One of college volleyball's most historic and bitter rivalries resumes tonight with a visit by a highly regarded Trojan team who swept #5 Stanford earlier in the season.  (Gametracker) (All-Access Video)

Saturday, October 29
Stanford_pac-12_medium Cross Country -- Pac-12 Championships, 9AM PT, Litchfield Park, AZ
Cross Country looks for Stanford's first Pac-12 championship when they travel down to Arizona to take on other conference schools, including a highly competitive Colorado squad looking for their first trophy in their new conference.

Usc_pac-12_medium Men's Water Polo -- @ #2 USC, 2:30PM PT, Los Angeles, CA
The rivalry in the pool enters another chapter as #3 Stanford takes on USC just prior to the showdown at the Coliseum.

Usc_pac-12_medium Football -- @ #20 USC, 5PM PT, Los Angeles, CA
Stanford is looking for its 16th straight victory as it takes on the Trojans in front of a national audience at the Coliseum.  Stanford hopes to defy history as no Stanford team has ever defeated USC three consecutive times in the Coliseum (the last team to do it -- UCLA, for four games from 1991-1997).  (Gametracker) (All-Access Audio) (ABC/ESPN3 -- BBroadcast Map)

Ucla_pac-12_inverse_medium Women's Volleyball -- vs. #6 UCLA, 7PM, Maples Pavilion
The volleyball team looks to avenge an early season 3-1 loss to the Bruins as they take on UCLA at Maples.  (As an aside, this is the third match of the season that has directly conflicted with an in-play football game.)  (Gametracker) (All-Access Video)

Sailing -- Women's Victoria Urn, PCCSC Match Racing Championship; TBA, TBA; Cambridge, MA, CMA/St. Francis Yacht Club
The sailing team split up one more time this weekend, with the women heading east to compete for the Victoria Urn while several sailors will stay in the Bay Area for the PCCSC Match Racing Championship.

Women's Crew -- Head of the American, All Day, Gold River, CA
The crew team heads to Sacramento after finishing eighth in Boston for another look at Stanford's crew team before the season begins in earnest next Spring.


Sunday, October 30
Field Hockey -- @ #7 Michigan, 9AM PT, Ann Arbor, MI
Stanford closes out the regular season with a finale against the Wolverines before heading home for the NorPac tournament.

Oregon_pac-12_medium Women's Soccer -- @ Oregon, 1PM PT, Eugene, OR
The women close their weekend with a trip to Eugene to take on the Ducks and effectively wrap up the Pac-12 championship.

Sailing -- Women's Victoria Urn, PCCSC Match Racing Championship; TBA, TBA; Cambridge, MA, CMA/St. Francis Yacht Club
Sailing ends the weekend with the final day of competition for both the Victoria Urn and the PCCSC Match Racing Championships.

Women's Lacrosse -- @ UC Davis Playday, All Day, Davis, CA
The women close their fall season with a playday in Davis featuring Cal, Davis, and St. Mary's.

Lots of big games this weekend, including the always fun USC games, as well as the close of several sports' fall seasons, so if you're anywhere in the area for these games, come out and support Stanford's student athletes!

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