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The Stanford Daily
TUESDAY February 22, 2011
An Independent Publication
Volume 239 Issue 18
Class of ‘11 starts job hunt
Some seniors look beyond CDC listsings, career fairs
By JOSHUA FALK
Humanities Ph.D.s face job crunch
Hiring freezes and budget cuts reduce positions open to doctoral students
By ZOE LEAVITT
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Many current seniors are branching out to different career paths after graduation, looking beyond Career Development Center (CDC) listings and career fairs in their job search. “Students seem to be more open to alternative types of careers during a recession,” CDC Director Lance Choy wrote in an e-mail to The Daily. Choy noted that applications to Teach for America and the Peace Corps have increased in the last two years. But the most common way for students to find jobs is to use their personal networks, he said, stressing the importance of connecting with alumni. Alli Stuppy ‘11, a psychology major who plans to pursue a career in clinical psychology, hopes to complete a research fellowship next year. Stuppy said she was interested in clinical psychology, but hasn’t had much exposure to it at Stanford. “I don’t really have the best idea of what clinical psychology entails from Stanford, which is more research oriented,” Stuppy said. She emphasized the importance of gaining research experience for those interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology. Chemical engineering major Abraham Berhane ‘11 hopes to secure an entry-level position at a pharmaceutical company. His longterm goal is to work in research and development in biotechnology. “Right now I’m focusing on trying to find a job for next year,” Berhane said. “A lot of [the search] has just been Googling top pharma-
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Arthur Emergy discussed the case of Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi citizen who was wrongly accused of Al Qaeda involvement by the U.S. government and remains imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.
Emery focuses on Guantanamo victim
By ANGELIQUE DAKKAK
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Noted speaker Arthur Emery discussed the story of Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi citizen whom the United States government mistakenly suspected of Al Qaeda involvement, last night at the Law School. Abu Zubaydah has been imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay for nine years. Former President George W. Bush claimed
Abu Zubaydah was one of the three top leaders in Al Qaeda. Donald Rumsfeld, secretary of defense under George W. Bush and a former Hoover fellow, believed he was a senior Al Qaeda official who had been intimately involved in a range of activities. However, recent evidence has suggested that Abu Zubaydah was ideologically opposed to Al Qaeda, Emery said. In 2000, Zubaydah’s Khalden camp was told that it either had to sup-
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WINNING BIG IN VEGAS
By MILES BENNETT-SMITH
Although some on campus attribute having a Stanford degree to cushioning many of the recession’s effects on employment, doctoral candidates studying the humanities still face a number of difficulties. “Hiring freezes because of budget cuts, especially at state universities, have made a difference across the board,” said English professor Ramón Saldivar, who works as a job placement officer for his department’s doctoral students. “There are definitely 30 percent — almost 40 percent — fewer jobs than last year.” However, the picture for Stanford graduates is not nearly as bleak as for students from other programs, Saldivar said. Of the 12 doctoral candidates in the English program graduating this year, only three are likely to not find a job placement, a number Saldivar said was “not unusual.” “Our graduate students are, of course, concerned about the job market,” he said. “They worry about it with some anxiety, but they’re also optimistic they’ll be okay. The record shows there’s good reason for the optimism.” The tightening of the job market over the past several years, however, has caused a backlog of job applicants, pitting older graduates who didn’t find employment against recent graduates.This increase in the number of applicants combined with a slashing of positions has created a tougher job market. Many doctoral candidates hope to earn a tenure-track position in academia, but universities have learned to get by with fewer hires. “At this stage, it’s fairly daunting,” said Ben Miller, a third-year doctoral candidate in philosophy. “Even if you’re quite good in your year, there might be all these people from the year before who’ve had an extra year to polish.” Philosophy students face a disadvantage that other humanities departments may not, Miller said. “The Stanford name doesn’t so obviously have the same kind of pedigree [in philosophy],” he said. Stanford’s location creates a “distinct outsider feeling,” since the American Philosophical Association is situated in the East.As a result, many job interviews take place there as well. Although Stanford graduates might fare
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For the Stanford softball team, the UNLV Louisville Slugger Classic was an opportunity to prove it belonged among the nation’s best. The No. 18 Cardinal made quick work of Utah State and Portland State in the opening doubleheader on Friday, split a pair of Saturday games by knocking off No. 23 BYU before falling to No. 9 Hawaii and then topped off the weekend with a big 5-0 upset win over No. 3 Tennessee.
Nurses vote in favor of strike authorization
By THE DAILY NEWS STAFF Nearly 90 percent of unionized nurses who cast ballots Feb. 17 voted in favor of strike authorization against Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH). The Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement (CRONA) urged its member nurses to approve strike authorization in response to an ongoing contract dispute with the two hospitals. “Last December, the nurses rejected a tentative agreement,” CRONA President Lorie John wrote in a press release. “When we asked the hospitals to make what for them would be minor revisions, but which are important and objectionable to the nurses, they refused.” “We hope that the hospitals will now listen to our concerns so that a strike will not have to be called,” Johnson said. “The ball is in their court.”_ In order to obtain strike authorization, CRONA leaders needed at least two-thirds of their approximately 2,700 nurses to vote in favor of the move. Last Thursday’s vote saw 77 percent of the membership vote “yes.”
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SOFTBALL TENNESSEE STANFORD 2/20, Las Vegas
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Senior pitcher Ashley Chinn (above) had a dominant pitching performance in the finale of the UNLV Louisville Slugger Classic to help the No. 18 Stanford softball team take down No. 3 Tennessee. The Card beat the Volunteers and No. 23 BYU and lost only once, to No. 9 Hawaii, in the five-game tournament.
Stanford (8-2) showed flashes of brilliance over the weekend and certainly justified its lofty preseason ranking by hanging with Hawaii and then shutting down a potent Tennessee offense thanks to pitcher Ashley Chinn’s onehit shutout on Sunday. Chinn, a senior, struggled at times last year with her control, but appears to have put those issues to rest with a masterful performance against the Volunteers. Stanford’s bats came alive
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better than others, the tight job market has added lag time between graduation and finding a job. Many graduate students now have to apply over several consecutive years before being hired, said assistant professor of English Saikat Majumdar, who also works as a placement director for English and Modern Literature students. While this lag provides students with extra time to perfect their resumes and publish more of their work, it also adds a heavy burden for those who do not have a steady salary in the meantime. Reacting to employment concerns, more doctoral students in the humanities chose to apply to postdoctoral fellowships or become adjunct professors. According to Majumdar, there are distinct disadvantages for those who choose the latter track. “An adjunct professorship doesn’t pay much, it doesn’t leave much time for research,” Majumdar said. “A postdoc is a full-time position. It has a better salary.” Faced with seemingly bleak options, some students have shaped their plans more creatively to become more attractive candidates in the world of academia. Students in
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port Al Qaeda rule or close. “Abu Zubaydah, number three in Al Qaeda, and his camp was closed by Al Qaeda?” Emery said. “It’s incredible to believe that the U.S. government believed that when he wasn’t involved in Al Qaeda from the very beginning.” Emery argued that Guantanamo Bay’s location is incredibly strategic. “It’s outside of the United States — U.S. laws can’t control it,” he said. “It’s not a part of Cuba because it’s land-leased from Cuba. It’s really a black hole for justice by law.” When the FBI first interrogated Abu Zubaydah, its goals were to gain his confidence in order to gather actionable intelligence.
“Beating someone until they talk doesn’t give them incentive to talk,” Emery said.“It gives them incentive to shut up.” The FBI recognized this, whereas the CIA did not, he added. CIA interrogators subjected Zubaydah to waterboarding in an attempt to obtain information. Emery described Zubaydah’s situation as “a world of torture and human debasement.” “This is what we allowed, and we continue to debate whether it is justified,” he said.“You can’t do that to a human being and still think of yourself as a human being.” “We have to stand up and say we won’t let our country be this sort of bastion of destruction in the world,” he said. The event was co-sponsored by Amnesty International. Contact Angelique Dakkak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“newer or more marginal fields” such as minority literature or digital humanities often have greater employment success that those who study more traditional topics, Majumdar said. But he also noted that students should not necessarily change their field of study for the promise of higher future salaries.
“You should do what really excites you, so I don’t think you should define your scholarship for marketability,” he said. “But that said, it doesn’t hurt to look externally. You have to have a dialogue between the two.” Contact Zoe Leavitt at email@example.com.
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ceutical companies in the area.” Berhane said he found positions despite the economic downturn. His professors often provided advice on where to look for openings. Outside of the sciences, many industries have taken a hit in the economic downturn, among them entertainment and advertising, Choy said. But some students haven’t been deterred from pursuing arts careers. Juliann Ma ‘11, who is majoring in music and minoring in creative writing, hopes to continue her musical training and take a stab at a career as a concert pianist. She has ap-
plied for a Fulbright in Paris and to music schools on the East Coast. “The most important thing for me is doing something I love,” Ma said.“I would like to see how far my music career can go.” At the same time, Ma is well aware of the challenges that musicians seeking performance careers face. “It takes a lot more than just training and performing,” she said. “It has been in my considerations for a long time to get a job or something much more secure than being a concert artist. “If that’s what I’m good at, I should just try it,” she added. Olivia Haas ‘11, an English major, would eventually like to work in theater, film or television. For Haas, the first stop after graduation is the MFA Playwrights’
Workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “The resources and connections through Stanford are actually pretty remarkable for someone with my interests,” Haas said. She emphasized the importance of being proactive and reaching out to potential employers. For Haas, one key resource was the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SICA), through which she completed an internship with the Public Theater in New York last summer. For students pursuing careers in the arts, flexibility is key, Haas said. “I both enjoy and am terrified of the uncertainty and the unknowns,” Haas said. “That’s just part of the process.” Contact Joshua Falk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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hen I saw a piece in The Guardian on the similarities between foodie-ism and indie rock, I did a double-take — somehow they’d stolen my idea! Well . . . I guess it’s not actually that hard to see the parallels. Indie fans like discovering new bands (or even listening to bands that don’t even exist yet); foodies like discovering ethnic hole-in-the-walls and being the first to post about them on Yelp. Indie fans pooh-pooh Top 40 pop music produced by the big labels, perhaps admitting to liking J. Bieber in an ironic or “hey look, I’m not that snobby” way. Foodies talk all sorts of smack about Olive Garden and other chains, perhaps admitting a weakness for McDonald’s fries (you can say what you want about McDonald’s, but those fries are perfect). Indie fans are all about “authenticity” and turn their backs on bands that “sell out”; while foodies compete to find the “most authentic” dining experiences and denigrate Food Network “sellouts” like Bobby Flay and Emeril. And like indie fans, foodies can be really annoying. I should say that I’m probably a bit of a foodie myself, although it’s not a term that I like to associate myself with. When you think of a foodie, you probably imagine food-obsessed crazies who lug DSLRs into restaurants and let their food get cold while they snap photos for their blog, culinary snobs who insist on knowing the provenance of everything they’re eating and can never just enjoy a meal for what it is, or people who waste too much time hunting around for their next meal and who are attracted like flies to buzzwords like “artisanal,” “house-made,” “local,” “seasonal.” Sometimes, I come across a blog written by one of these uber-foodies and wonder how surreal it must be to be at one
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Like Indie fans, foodies can be really annoying
of these dinners where all the guests are other bloggers, showing each other their cameras and using phrases like “upon mastication” to describe their eating. (I’m not even joking about that last one — it’s a catchphrase of sorts for one particularly pompous food warrior.) Just as Arcade Fire’s Grammy win shows how indie music has been moving slowly into the mainstream, a lot of the attitudes embraced by foodies have been embraced by non-foodies. Chains like Chipotle are moving toward using naturally raised meats and local produce, big bad Wal-Mart is stocking more organics and more and more people are discovering new restaurants and recipes through online communities like Yelp. At the same time, there’s a contingent of foodies who mock these small steps, either having a very indielike fear of McNugget-scarfing proles entering the foodie ranks or being dissatisfied with anything that’s not authentic/local/seasonal
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I H AVE T WO H EADS
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
T HE T RANSITIVE P ROPERTY
hat was she thinking?”
“I think he thinks that you . . . “ “You know, I think I’ve finally figured him out.” I am convinced that we spend much of our time and speculative energy imagining the contents of other people’s minds. After all, we are relatively familiar to ourselves, but the other half of an interactive exchange feels foreign to us and therefore fascinating. The question of how we understand unknown minds seems to be such a strong preoccupation that it affects not only our personal deliberations, but also many academic fields, at least peripherally. Art and literature try to express it, neuroscience tries to explain it through investigating consciousness and the mind-body conundrum, computer science tries to imitate it, philosophy tries to apply it to issues of ethics and subjective experience. Yet, if we are so interested in understanding other people’s minds, why aren’t we better at it? Even at a place like Stanford, with the aforementioned areas of study as well as student groups dedicated to championing alternative worldviews, any curiosity we have about other people still comes into tension with our tendency toward self-preoccupation. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had several experiences that have emphasized to me how surprisingly different two individuals’ appraisals of the same event can be. It’s not that one of those accounts is truer than the other, not exactly. It’s that neither of these individuals has access to any personal lens besides his own. I keep being reminded of the old adage that there are two sides to every story. This is one of those head-nodding, yes-I-know truths that each of us has likely heard from a young age, but that doesn’t make it any less easy to forget. Stanford students are exemplary for their concern about a variety of worldviews,and it seems that part of receiving a liberal arts education is
learning to think about different issues from multiple perspectives. But in the sphere of our social lives, we sometimes struggle to embrace this paradigm of mental flexibility. In a way, our college environment encourages a self-preoccupied, Kurtz-like mentality: my problem set, my paper, my athletic activity, my resume, my future career. The real world is little different, and so we could all very well keep living our lives in reaction to our own subjective experience. We are curious about others, yes, but at the same time very self-interested, especially in situations of high personal investment or emotional pressure. So, fair enough. In a social context, the emotions of the moment can make us blind to anything outside ourselves. This statement strikes me as oversimplified. Emotional systems, in themselves, contribute to essential components of social understanding, such as empathy. There’s a reason why “I know how you feel” can be such a powerful contributor to building rapport in a relationship. And there’s a reason why public messages frequently use emotional appeals to change our perceptions. Emotions can provide a framework for understanding someone else in a way that rational facts cannot. Maybe it isn’t only our emotions that block us from understanding the other side of the story. Maybe it’s simply that we don’t know the whole story, and that if we did, we wouldn’t be as likely to jump to conclusions. When we lack knowledge, all we can do is project ourselves onto others. This problem seems to be particularly relevant in our age
An Argument Against ROTC’s Return, from an Actual Transgender Person’s Perspective
o currently Stanford has been arguing about the return of ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps), the student branch of the U.S.military.ROTC was at Stanford until the 1970s, before it was removed from campus. The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which would allow gay and lesbian people to serve in the military, has revived the debate on ROTC. Many students argue that since the military doesn’t discriminate against gay and lesbian people anymore, ROTC should come back. Also, both The Stanford Daily and The Stanford Review have printed opinion pieces on the ROTC’s return. The Stanford Review’s Jan. 31, 2011, editorial, “No Excuses Left for ROTC’s Ban,” stated that transgender people will benefit from the military’s return to Stanford, because if we let more open-minded people in the military, eventually
transgender people will be allowed to join. It was while reading that editorial I realized that there was no transgender voice within this editorial, or within any of the opinion pieces presented in any Stanford publication so far.And if transgender issues are going to be at the center of an issue like the military, then some transgender person is going to have to get a word in — thus, this week’s column. So there has been the argument that transgender people are not able-bodied due to the fact that
their physical bodies don’t match up with their minds. Transgender people have Gender Identity Disorder, people claim. Gender Identity Disorder is a mental illness, which makes trans people unsuitable to serve in the military. But this is not a matter of mental illness. I don’t disagree that many transgender people go through a period of mental and emotional distress. For some people, it lasts for years. However, it doesn’t last forever. Our emotional pain doesn’t ruin us or make us unable to live our full potential. In fact, it makes us stronger. It makes us never take anything for granted. It makes us work harder on our bodies and our minds. It makes us more determined. It makes us leaders. Now who wouldn’t want someone with this drive to work for them? The
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n Jan. 24, The Unofficial Stanford Blog posted a picture of me handing out free condoms in White Plaza to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Excited to share the news, I sent out the link to family and friends. Within a half an hour, I received a reply from my mom: “Oh well, I guess my daughter won’t be president.” Like the photo of President Obama smoking marijuana in college, the photo of me in a t-shirt that says, “I am Pro-Choice” could lose me a nice chunk of the country’s vote. Women’s reproductive rights have been the subject of ongoing debate since forever. But today, this issue deserves our attention because the efficacy of one of the most important healthcare providers to women across America is at stake. Four bills — most prominently, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act introduced by Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) — recently passed by the House of Rep-
resentatives, dared to cut funds from health care providers that also provide abortion care with private funds. Never mind that federal funding does not directly fund abortions. Apparently, it’s even too dangerous to let organizations like Planned Parenthood, that provide a myriad of other crucial health care services to women, receive any federal support at all. In 2009, three million women
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of 24/7 information access, when we assume that knowledge is at our fingertips and feel anxious when it isn’t.As a simple example, I think of something that I have done a ridiculous number of times: text a friend and start to worry when he or she doesn’t reply right away. Am I that low of a priority? I ask myself. By the time we next meet in person, I’m feeling unsettled about our entire relationship, only to find a simple explanation for the miscommunication: forgetfulness, phone died, a personal crisis. I have taken my slice of the world too seriously, and only this infusion of rational fact allows me to relax. But wait a minute — do we really want to know the whole story? It seems to me that we are often
only interested in understanding others in the same terms as we understand ourselves. When we meet new people, this is frequently what piques our interest in them: we identify with some aspect of their lives that applies to us. When people are too different from us, we might be rationally able to understand them, but we still fail in integrating their subjective experience into our perception of the world. Differences in personality might provide spice to a relationship, but the fundamental ingredients are often based on similarities. Interested in what your neighbor thinks? I’m almost inclined to say that the best intentions, or the best education, might not be enough to truly “get it.” Only time and well-aimed conversation can do that. Rachel is trying to figure out what’s going on in your mind.Tell her at rkolb @stanford.edu.
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enough for them. Snooty foodies, we’ll call them, the equivalent of “I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet” indie fans. This makes no sense! What exactly is the problem with having more people appreciate good food? I mean, sure, having more people know about your favorite restaurants might mean that you have to wait longer, but that’s certainly preferable to having it go out of business.And so what if it’s a big chain that’s pushing its way into local and organic? If foodies want people to eat more local and organic food, having the support of a big chain that a lot of non-foodies like is certainly going to be more helpful than another blog post about how Americans need to get their act together.
There’s also a (completely understandable) growing backlash against foodie-ism, driven in a large part by people’s dislike of the somewhat ridiculous heights that foodie-ism has been reaching and of the snooty foodies that embody these worst traits. This is really too bad, because while there’s a lot about foodie-ism that probably can’t be integrated into the mainstream, there’s also a lot that can, and that can really benefit everyone. Things like eating locally and seasonally, eating humanely raised animals, supporting local restaurants over chains, trying food from different cultures, making food something to think about and take pleasure from rather than just something to shovel into our mouths. So, you know, think about food. But not too much. Tim is trying his best not to become a snooty foodie.Tell him what not to do at email@example.com.
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visited one of Planned Parenthood’s 800 healthcare centers. Those women received not only family planning counseling and contraception, but also breast and pelvic exams, lifesaving cervical cancer screenings, STI exams and postpartum care. For six out of every 10 of those women, centers like Planned Parenthood were their only source of healthcare of any kind, not just a convenient place to grab a free condom. That’s because 85 percent of them live right at the poverty line, and twothirds lack health insurance. On that sunny morning in White Plaza, I would often stuff two or three condoms into the hands of a passerby, but I knew that at Stanford, condoms aren’t hard to find. We are so lucky to have services like the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center, the Women’s Community Center and Vaden Health Center that provide many of the same services as Planned Parenthood to students on campus. But not everyone goes to Stanford. Stanford students often think that because the campus is overwhelmingly liberal, participating in activism on behalf of reproductive health issues is unnecessary. This is not the case. It’s time for students at our university to get over our ob-
We are so lucky to have places that provide many of the same services as Planned Parenthood
session with the Stanford bubble and pick up the phone. As the vote goes into the Senate, we must let our elected representatives know how we feel about this issue. Pick up the phone and call your senator. Pick up the phone and call your parents and tell them to call their senators. Leave a message. It takes 30 seconds. President Obama was elected even though he smoked pot. I’m okay giving up my dream of becoming president if it means that millions of women around the world are guaranteed the life-saving health services that they deserve.
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military is missing out on a small but potent subset of the population. We deserve to be empowered and create change for ourselves. The only way that the military can be improved for us transgender people is if we are allowed to participate ourselves and make choices for ourselves.The National Center for Transgender Equality, the premiere national transgender advocacy organization, has released a statement in solidarity with efforts to prevent the return of ROTC to Stanford on the basis of continued discrimination against transgender people. How do publications like The Review feel as if they are more competent to decide what is “best” for transgender people than transgender students and transgender activists who have been working on transgender justice for decades? Also, the ROTC members of Stanford will have to take their ROTC activities and training for academic units. ROTC will basically become equivalent to class for them. This is a blatant violation of the non-discrimination policy, which includes gender identity. If Stanford were to allow ROTC to return to campus, Stanford would be violating its own policy and taking a step back in its support for
transgender people. Have the Review state its argument to the transgendered young people who want to join the military. Its editorial told them that they cannot change the military themselves, that their voices do not matter, that if they want change, they need to shut up and let other people do it for them. Non-transgender people matter and have more power. But just because I take up a small minority of both the queer community and the general population does not mean I am no one. I am a human being. We have been marginalized for so long, in both the general and the queer community, and I am sick of it.Why should my existence somehow be less legitimate than somebody else simply because of a matter of statistics? Placing transgender people into one group and telling us what’s for our own good tells us that we are not capable of making change ourselves. This is a blatant insult to our humanity. I refuse to be told to sit quietly and let people who do not know me tell me what I should and should not do. I reserve the right to speak my opinion as a human being. Only I know what is truly good for me, and only transgender people know what is good for themselves. Thus, I say NO to the return of ROTC to Stanford. Agree or disagree with Cristopher about ROTC? E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Card takes tourney to remain unbeaten
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Cardinal shut down by Trojans
By CAROLINE CASELLI
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
By WILL SEATON The last time these two teams met, Stanford won the 2010 NCAA title. This time, the No. 1 Stanford women’s tennis team (9-0) again defeated No. 2 Florida, 4-2, to win the prestigious midseason ITA National Team Indoor Championships. “This team, we have a bull’s eye on our back,” said head coach Lele Forood. “We’ve now played through a lot of tough competition and won. I think we’re handling the ranking and the expectations pretty darn well.”
WOMEN’S TENNIS STANFORD 4 FLORIDA 2 2/21, Charlottesville, Va.
The Cardinal went into the weekend playing very well. The team blanked No. 28 SMU for its third shutout in five matches and had a convincing 5-2 victory over No. 4 UCLA to prepare the team for the stacked lineup at Indoors. The teams competing in this tournament included nine of the top 10 teams and 16 of the top 20. “It was a grind,” said sophomore Stacey Tan. “Four matches one after another against the best teams in the country, getting used to East Coast time . . . I felt like competing against different schools was kind of like NCAAs
again. It was cool to get into that mindset.” The team’s first opponent was Arkansas, but Stanford, with its five ranked players, overpowered the Razorbacks quickly for a 4-0 win. In the next round, Stanford faced No. 8 Michigan. A surprise upset at No. 1 doubles came when the 22nd-ranked team of Brooke Bolender and Denise Muresan upset Stanford’s third-ranked squad of Barte and Burdette, 8-3. The Card proceeded to drop the doubles point, but fired off four quick singles victories to win the day. Barte got her revenge over No. 8 Muresan, 6-2, 6-4. “Their doubles was really solid on courts one, two and three,” said freshman Kristie Ahn. “I think we got outplayed on one and three, which doesn’t happen very often, but they were really prepared. In this tournament, every time [we lost doubles,] we weren’t freaking out. We knew they still had a long way to go.” Now playing in the semifinals, Stanford was up against a very talented No. 4 North Carolina team that included the No. 6 doubles team of Shinann Featherston and Lauren McHale and the No.13 singles player in Zoe De Bruycker. Regardless, the Cardinal blanked the Tar Heels, 4-0. No. 3 Barte/Burdette defeated No. 6 Featherston/McHale, 9-7, to clinch the
With a disheartening 69-53 loss to visiting USC on Saturday evening, the Stanford men’s basketball team failed to pick up a win in its final conference homestand of the season.The Cardinal (13-13, 6-9 Pac-10) extended its losing streak to three games and fell to eighth in the Pac-10 standings.
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USC (15-12, 7-7), which beat Stanford, 6542, and held the Card to 22.2-percent shooting in Los Angeles last month, effectively shut down the Cardinal’s offense once again, though this time on the road at Maples Pavilion. The Trojans have been responsible for Stanford’s two lowest-scoring conference games this season, limiting Stanford to 42 and 53 points, respectively. Junior guard Jeremy Green, who had five straight 20-plus point games prior to Saturday night, was held to just 11 points in light of USC senior guard Marcus Simmons’ stingy defense. “Jeremy is such a scoring threat that guys are going to focus on him,” said freshman forward Josh Huestis. “He’s a focal point of defenses every single game. No matter where he goes, he’s got someone on him.” Though Stanford opened the game on a 73 run,including a three-pointer from freshman forward John Gage in his first collegiate start and a dunk from Green, USC quickly took control of the game. USC junior forward Nikola Vucevic racked up seven early points, aiding the Trojans to a 13-12 lead with 15:24 remaining in the first half.The Cardinal wouldn’t lead for the remainder of the game. “I thought we started off the first half well, to be quite frank,” said Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins. “They’re a good team. They get after you defensively and are really, really quick. I think as they started to wear us down a bit, it took a toll on us.” After a decent start, however, Stanford couldn’t get anything going throughout the middle of the first half. Led by Vucevic and redshirt senior forward Alex Stepheson, USC went on a 22-4 run — Huestis scored all four for Stanford on back-to-back plays — to extend its lead to 30-16.After trailing by as much as 18 in the first half,Green,along with redshirt junior forward Josh Owens, freshman forward Anthony Brown and freshman guard Aaron Bright, gave the offense some life and narrowed the deficit to single digits (40-31) at halftime. “I tried to find holes in the defense, things like that,” Huestis said. “When they tried to throw two guys at Jeremy [Green], the matchups went in our favor.” Stanford’s momentum did not continue into the second half, with the Trojans pulling away yet again. After USC junior guard Jio Fontan sunk a three followed by two foul shots from Vucevic, the Trojans took their largest lead of the night, 65-45, with 5:31 remaining. The Card only scored two field goals in the game’s final 10:30 — a jumper from Green and a layup from Owens — with free throws constituting Stanford’s remaining eight points. “It was a tough shooting night for all our guys tonight,” Dawkins said.“When that hap-
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Senior Hilary Barte (above) has played No. 1 singles and doubles for the top-ranked Stanford women’s tennis team, which beat No. 2 Florida 4-2 to win the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
On My Mind
Stanford takes series from Owls
By JACK BLANCHAT
Where did Maples mojo go?
t’s too bad I don’t know the first thing about NASCAR,because someone younger than me won the Daytona 500 yesterday. That’s a pretty darn good story that I am ill-equipped to write, so instead I, and you, am stuck with my usual rants. In case you hadn’t heard — and you probably hadn’t — the Stanford’s men’s basketball team hosted the Los Angeles schools this past weekend. Attendance at both games was under 5,900. Maples Pavilion, the beautiful little arena that the Cardinal calls home,seats almost 7,400 people at capacity.That’s 1,500 empty seats.That is unbelievable. Statistics like the ones I just presented used to be unthinkable. In fact, when I was a freshman in 200607,I had to camp out the night before the UCLA game in order to get a decent spot in the student section. Fans were packed three deep in each row of the all-standing student section. When Stanford hosted UCLA Thursday, you probably could have showed up at halftime and stood in the front row at center court. What happened? It’s not as if that ‘06-’07 team was all that much better than this year’s team. In ‘06-’07, the Cardinal men’s basketball team was likely the last team in the NCAA Tournament and got absolutely annihilated by Louisville in the first round. Plus, back then, Sixth Man membership actually cost money (I think it was about $70 for the season).Before one game either that season or the next, I asked Steve Lavin, who is now the head coach at St.John’s but at the time was an ABC announcer,what some of the best atmospheres for college basketball were in the country. Without hesitation he said Stanford was right near the top. Not anymore. Today,the student section is free — and still empty. Maybe if the Athletics Department still charged for those
The Stanford baseball team opened the 2011 season the right way this weekend, taking two out of three games from Rice down in Houston. The Cardinal (2-1), ranked No. 13 to start the season by Baseball America, captured the series over the No.18 Owls (1-2) with a 5-3 win on Friday, a 7-1 loss on Saturday and a 6-2 victory on Sunday. The weekend was highlighted by excellent pitching — especially from the Cardinal bullpen — and the impressive power of some new starters in the Stanford lineup.
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Sophomore righthander Mark Appel opened up the series on the mound in his first career Friday start and did not have an easy task in front of him. The lineup Appel had to face featured third baseman Anthony Rendon, last year’s National Player of the Year, who had a .394 batting average and 26 home runs in the 2010 season. However, Appel did well to shut down the Owls’ potent lineup, pitching five and twothirds innings while giving up
only two runs and holding Rendon to a 0-for-4 night at the plate. Down 2-1 after six innings, the Cardinal turned its offense on, sneaking around the base paths to score on an error and then on a double play to take a 3-2 lead. The decisive blow in Friday’s contest came in the top half of the next inning though, when sophomore first baseman Justin Ringo clubbed an inside fastball high into the night sky and over the right field fence for a two-run home run. Junior lefthander Scott Snodgress came in and closed the game out for the Cardinal, allowing one run to score on a wild pitch before settling down and getting the final strikeout and the win. The game was especially im-
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STANFORD EXTENDS CONFERENCE LEAD
By NATE ADAMS
Making the most of its final road trip of the regular season,Stanford women’s basketball pulled away in the second half of two crucial Pac-10 contests last weekend, beating USC 78-64 and No. 9 UCLA 6753. The pair of victories ensures a semifinal berth in the Pac-10 Tournament for No. 3 Stanford (24-2, 15-0 Pac-10) and marks a significant step toward earning a 10th consecutive regular season championship.
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After losing by more than 40 points in Maples Pavilion last month, the Trojans (16-9, 8-6) put up a major fight in the Galen Center on Friday, keeping the Cardinal on its toes with just a two-point lead at the half. “USC came out,and it looked like they wanted to slow the tempo a little bit,” said
Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer. “They were more physical this time around.” The Cardinal opened the second half on a 12-2 run, led by senior forward Kayla Pedersen and her classmate, point guard Jeanette Pohlen.The duo scored 17 and 19 points, respectively, and both shot over 50 percent from the field. “Both Kayla and Jeanette, both seniors on our team, they made big plays for us and really battled,” VanDerveer said. “They did what they needed to make us successful.” Their performance is especially encouraging following the pair’s lackluster performance in a 62-52 win over Washington on Saturday.Pohlen shot just 1-for-9 in that game, and Pedersen was 3-for-13. “After playing Washington and seeing how physical they were with us, we pretty much expected that for the rest of the season,” Pohlen said. The seniors’ return to form was timely for Stanford,which lost Nnemkadi Ogwumike to a sprained right ankle in the second half against the Trojans.At the time of her departure, the junior forward led the team with 16.8 points per game. Despite initial optimism from VanDerveer, Nnemkadi Ogwumike wasn’t
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With Nnemkadi Ogwumike sidelined due to injury, her sister Chiney (left) and Jeanette Pohlen (right) had to pick up the slack. They did, leading Stanford to a 67-53 win over UCLA.
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pitted against the Trojans’ Emilio Gomez. Gomez fought to force the third set by winning the second, and, like Klahn did the day before him, managed to carry that momentum into the close final set. But Lin remained strong, holding off a final charge and securing the victory for Stanford with a 6-3 third set win. Lin had a great day against USC, winning the pointclinching matches in both singles and doubles. On Sunday, Georgia was the team pulling off the upset, defeating the Cardinal by a score of 4-2. Stanford was down early on, as the Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead with wins on courts one and three during doubles play. Stanford momentarily had the score tied after Hirshman disposed of his opponent on court five, but it was fleeting, as the Bulldogs posted victories on courts two and four, over senior Ryan Thacher and Lin, respectively. Klahn kept the Cardinal in the match with a straight-set win on court one over No. 24 Javier Garrapiz, before sophomore Matt Kandath fell to Bulldog freshman Hernus Pieters on court six, thereby clinching the victory for Georgia. The stiff competition in Seattle gave the Cardinal a gauge of its current place in the collegiate tennis landscape. “We had a good win against USC but also lost some close ones,” said freshman Jamin Ball. “We’re right there with the best teams, we just need to get a little better. The sky really is the limit. Our next five matches are all against top-15 schools which will be a good, tough test for us.” That stretch will start this weekend as the squad heads down to Los Angeles for two difficult road matches: at No. 6 UCLA on Friday and then against USC on Saturday. Contact Dash Davidson at dashd@ stanford.edu.
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with production from all over the lineup to back the player affectionately known as “Chinny” by her teammates. Junior shortstop Ashley Hansen had three hits, and freshman designated player Danielle Miller got things started in the first inning with a run-scoring single. Freshman left fielder Corey Hanewich gave Chinn some breathing room in the fifth inning when she doubled in two more runs. That was plenty of support for Chinn, who threw her first complete game of the year and improved to 4-0, lowering her ERA to 3.54. The righthander used a continuing mix of pitches to keep the Volunteers offbalance, striking out six and retiring the last 14 batters in a row. “I think the biggest thing that helped me in yesterday’s game was staying relaxed and confident,” Chinn said. “We were all pumped for that game and I really just wanted to go out there and get the job done for the team. I was feeling very confident yesterday, from start to finish,” she said. “And [associate head coach Trisha Ford] and [catcher Maya Burns] did a great job with pitch calls. I felt confident and aggressive with each pitch I threw.” The Card started off the tournament hot in a game against Utah State that featured plenty of offense on both sides. The preseason All-American Hansen had four hits, including a double and her first home run of the season. It came as part of a Cardinal hit parade — four players had multiple hits, including four each from junior Sarah Hassman and Hansen. Sophomore pitcher/outfielder Teagan Gerhart hit her second home run of the year, and in all, Stanford banged out 19 hits and 18 runs in the 18-10 victory, short-
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Senior Greg Hirshman (above) had a strong weekend for the No. 7 Stanford men’s tennis team, winning all three of his singles matches in straight sets. The team did not have as much success, though, as the Cardinal went 1-2 in three matches against top-20 teams.
By DASH DAVIDSON
The Stanford men’s tennis team had an up-and-down weekend at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle, going 1-2 against quality opponents. The No. 7 Cardinal fell on Friday to No. 11 Florida, defeated No. 2 USC on Saturday and lost to No. 16 Georgia on Sunday.
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Such erratic play is uncharacteristic of the Stanford team thus far this year — the squad was off to a perfect 7-0 start before this weekend, its best opening since 2002. Consistency has been an impressive aspect of the team so far this year, but was disrupted during the weekend tournament. Friday’s match versus Florida was a tight one from the very beginning. The Gators claimed the early doubles point when courts
two and three went the way of the Gators, and from there, Florida was able to build a substantial 31 lead by winning two of the first three singles matches. Stanford refused to go away, though, and fought back as seniors Greg Hirshman and Alex Clayton posted clutch wins for the Cardinal.Tied up at 3-3, the outcome of the contest came down to the third set of the No. 1 singles match. Stanford junior and reigning NCAA singles champion Bradley Klahn, ranked No. 7 nationally in singles, had battled back against Florida’s ninth-ranked Alexandre Lacroix to hold a 2-1 lead in the pivotal third set. Lacroix stormed back, winning five of the final six games to clinch the set, the match and the victory for the Gators. The Cardinal showed great resolve on Saturday, bouncing back from its tough loss to Florida by posting its most impressive victory of the year, a 4-3 nail-biter over USC. This contest also came down to a final, three-set match, this one occurring at court four, where sophomore Denis Lin was
ened to six innings by the eightrun rule. But the bats seemed to fall silent after the initial offensive explosion. It took a masterpiece from Gerhart (8IP, 5H, 1R, 0BB, 9K) in the nightcap against Portland State and some timely hitting from the pitcher herself in extra innings to knock off the Vikings, 31, in eight innings. Gerhart again carried the load against BYU, going the distance while giving up just one earned run. She had plenty of help from second baseman Jenna Rich. The sophomore from El Segundo, Calif., didn’t waste any time in putting Stanford on the scoreboard, smacking a 1-0 pitch over the wall in right-center field with two outs in the first inning for a 10 lead. The Cougars equalized in the bottom half of the inning, but Gerhart hit a two-run home run to deep center field to put the Cardinal on top for good. BYU pulled within one run after errors by Hanewich and Hansen allowed three unearned runs to score. But Rich homered again in the top of the seventh inning to provide the final 7-4 margin. Facing a tough Hawaii team in the second game of the Saturday doubleheader was a difficult matchup for the Card, especially because the Rainbow Wahine sent their junior ace, Stephanie Ricketts, to the circle. Ricketts didn’t disappoint; a home run from Miller was the only blemish on the San Jose native’s pitching line. Stanford finished second behind Hawaii in the tournament, and will look to build off this early season success as it hosts the Stanford Nike Invitational this weekend.The Cardinal opens the threeday tournament with a doubleheader on Friday against Memphis and North Dakota State at Smith Family Stadium. Contact Miles Bennett-Smith at email@example.com.
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seats people would feel they needed to get their money’s worth and actually show up — but probably not. So what changed? To be honest, I’m not entirely certain. Sure, Stanford was consistently one of the nation’s top teams in the early 2000s and now hasn’t been particularly good since 2007-08. But an electric home atmosphere also helps a team improve. It makes recruits want to come to campus and gives the team a discernable home-court advantage. Maybe students and fans have decided to support other Stanford teams instead of the men’s basketball team. After all, the men’s basketball team is actually one of the school’s worst-performing athletic programs right now. I don’t know if that is the case, however, because I believe that more students and fans are interested in basketball than just about any other sport. Right now,the Cardinal has a very solid freshman class, so perhaps attendance will improve along with the team over the next few years. But even so,it would be nice if fans would consistently support the team even if it were struggling (Note: I’m not saying the team is necessarily struggling; in fact, I believe Stanford is definitely improving). Regardless, I think that interest in men’s basketball is the sort of thing that could snowball.If small groups of people start going to games more consistently and being rowdy, more fans will come because packed basketball games are incredibly fun for fans. The Maples Pavilion Wikipedia page describes the student section as “raucous,”which right now is essentially an indictment of Wikipedia’s credibility.There has been nothing raucous about Stanford home games for a few years.How about students make home games raucous again? It will be good for the team and fun for all. Daniel Bohm conveniently forgot to mention how many games he has been to in the past few seasons. Invite him to stand next to you at the last home game of the season at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sophomore Teagan Gerhart (above) did damage on the mound and in the batter’s box for the Cardinal, pitching a pair of gems and driving in multiple runs over the weekend to help No. 18 Stanford softball to a 4-1 record.
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able to return for Sunday’s game against UCLA (22-3, 12-2), as sophomore forward Joslyn Tinkle got the call when the lineups were announced. While the seniors made all the difference two days earlier,Stanford got a huge boost from a pair of freshmen at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday. Toni Kokenis,a rookie guard,played 37 minutes and scored 13 points off the bench, while starting forward Chiney Ogwumike, Nnemkadi’s younger sister, led the team with 18 points and 15 rebounds. “We affectionately call our freshman ‘babies,’ and our babies grew up today,” VanDerveer said. “Toni and Chiney had just fabulous games, really just so poised, making big free throws and making big plays all game long.” The younger Ogwumike scored 13 after halftime,when Stanford was in a 28-28 deadlock with the Bruins. In their last meeting, the Cardinal held UCLA to just 15 first-half points in a 64-38 victory. VanDerveer, who said she was working with an unusually small and agile lineup in the absence of Nnemkadi Ogwumike, told the team to start driving the ball to Chiney in the post. “A lot of times when Chiney is out there, the ball is going to Nneka, and Chiney’s getting the O-boards,” VanDerveer said. “And in this particular game, without Nneka,
Chiney was our number-one lowblock presence. In the first half, we didn’t really do a good enough job getting her the ball,and I don’t know if she understood that’s what we needed. “But at halftime, it was made pretty clear,” she continued.“This is what you have to do.” The Cardinal jumped out of the gate in the second frame, extending its lead to 47-37 on a Kokenis threepointer.The Bruins,meanwhile,shot just 19-for-61 from the field, including a miserable 9-for-32 after halftime. Stanford is the only Pac-10 team to defeat UCLA this year, and VanDerveer still holds the Bruins in high regard. “They have a great team and a great season,” she said. “We could easily play them again in the Pac-10 Tournament,and they’re going to go on and do really well in the NCAA Tournament.” The Cardinal made quick work of UCLA in their last postseason meeting, dealing the Bruins a 70-46 loss in the final game of the Pac-10 Tournament last March. Like last season, the conference championships are set to be played in Los Angeles next month. In the near future, though, Stanford will play its final two-game series of the regular season against the Oregon schools this weekend. The Cardinal opens the weekend slate against Oregon State at 7 p.m. on Thursday night in Maples Pavilion. Contact Nate Adams at nbadams@ stanford.edu.
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pens, you have to find other ways to win. You have to get to the freethrow line,you have to get to the basket, you have to make plays in other ways, and that’s where our maturity has to be.” Owens led the way for the Card with 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting and seven rebounds. Freshman forward Dwight Powell finished the game with 10 boards and Green tallied 11 points on 3-for-13 shooting. Huestis had the best game of his Stanford career, scoring 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting and grabbing five rebounds. For the Trojans, Vucevic led all players with 19 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Three of his teammates also scored in double digits: Stepheson with 15, redshirt senior guard Donte Smith with 13 and
freshman guard Maurice Jones with 10. Stanford shot only 33.3 percent on the evening, with an especially lackluster second half in which the team shot 20 percent from the field and went 0-for-11 from behind the arc. USC shot 53.2 percent from the floor and 57.1 percent from long range on the night. “It was just tough,” Huestis said. “It was a rough shooting night for everybody. We just have to get back into the gym and get better.” “Basically, we have to get better as a team,” Dawkins agreed.“I think that it showed tonight, and I think that it was good for our players to see that. It’s all about improving from here on out, both individually and collectively.” In desperate need of a win, the Cardinal will travel to Corvallis, Ore., where it will face Oregon State on Thursday at 6 p.m. Contact Caroline Caselli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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pressive for Appel, who was forced to be the Friday starter after two junior pitchers — Brett Mooneyham and Jordan Pries — were scratched from the lineup with injuries. The Cardinal was unable to follow up the solid performance on Friday night with a comparable effort on Saturday though, as the team lacked any timely hitting in a 7-1 loss. Stanford’s offense was all but shut down in a nice effort from Owl starter Matthew Reckling, who threw six shutout innings and gave up only four hits. Reckling’s performance stood in contrast to Stanford’s junior starter Chris Reed, who struggled with command and gave up four runs in the bottom of the second and three runs in the bottom of the third. However, junior A.J.Talt had a stellar performance out of the bullpen, sidearming his way through three and one-third innings without giving up a hit or a run. The only offensive highlight of the day was when freshman right fielder Austin Wilson blasted a solo shot in the top of the seventh inning that rocketed over 350 feet to clear
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Sophomore pitcher Dean McArdle (above) gave Stanford five strong innings in the finale of a three-game series with Rice. The Cardinal won two out of three games in Houston.
the left field fence. With the series tied 1-1 heading into Sunday’s contest, the Cardinal called on sophomore righty Dean McArdle to bring the series home. McArdle, who went 5-0 last season, gritted out five tough innings, giving up only one run after a basesloaded, no-out situation in the top of the first inning. On court three, McVeigh/Tan defeated Cercone and Janowicz, 8-6. Florida recovered from the doubles by quickly winning matches at the second and sixth spots to go up, 2-1. McVeigh lost in straight sets, 61, 6-1, and Burdette lost to Embree, 6-4, 6-4. “She lost to a longtime nemesis who is a very good player,” Forood said. “[Embree] played No. 1 for them last year. [Burdette] got down early in both sets and then came back, but couldn’t quite get there in the end.” Stanford’s phenomenal freshmen delivered, though, coming off the court in succession to put Stanford back on top 3-2. Ahn finished with a 6-4, 6-2 win. Gibbs won a tiebreaker and then took a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory for the lead. “I had never been this pumped before,” Ahn laughed. “My hand was shaking after the first set and after the match.” Perhaps one of the stars of the weekend, Tan then clinched the
From then on, the story of the game was left up to the Cardinal freshmen. Stanford took the lead and never gave it up after rookie first baseman Brian Ragira ripped an RBI triple into the right field gap in the fourth inning, which was promptly followed by a Wilson single that scored another run to make the lead 3-1. McArdle then handed the ball to fellow righthander Danny Sandbrink, who closed out with four innings of solid pitching, only giving up one run of his own. Sandbrink also got a little help from the youngsters when freshman second baseman Lonnie Kauppila hit a solo shot that barely cleared the left field wall in the seventh inning, Wilson had another RBI single, and Kauppila brought another run home on a fielder’s choice to notch the 6-2 final tally. The two wins stretched the Cardinal’s all-time record against Rice to 9-3, and set Stanford off on the right foot for a tough season where it will face off against eight of the top 25 teams in the nation. The Cardinal will return to the Farm to host California in its home opener at Sunken Diamond today at 5:30 p.m. before heading to Vanderbilt for a three-game series starting Friday night. Contact Jack Blanchat at blanchat @stanford.edu. tournament on court five with a 75, 3-6, 6-4 victory. “Stacey was fabulous the last few days,” Forood said. “She had some big wins the past few days. She was really composed and really won the mental battle against her opponents. It was a great weekend for her. “It was a nice experience, especially since we won it,” Forood continued. “It’s the kind of thing where you play a bunch of big matches back to back. You have different people get in with singles and doubles, and it feels like a great team effort when you finish this tournament. We’re a young team, a talented team, clearly, but you have to go through a few challenges too.” Stanford will host Oregon and Washington State this weekend, taking on the Ducks at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Taube Tennis Stadium. Contact Will Seaton at email@example.com.
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doubles point, and Stanford had wins on courts one, two and four in singles. In the final, Stanford faced No. 2 Florida, who came into the match at 10-0 for the season. The Gators’ singles lineup includes five ranked players: No. 7 Allie Will, No. 19 Joanna Mather, No. 31 Olivia Janowicz, No. 36 Lauren Embree and No. 40 Alex Cercone. The two programs appeared destined to meet in the finals in a matchup of No. 1 versus No. 2. Despite struggles at the second spot, the Cardinal managed to win the doubles point, a reversal of what happened last year in the NCAA finals when the Gators took the doubles. Barte/Burdette recorded an upset of the No. 1 team of Will and Sofie Oyen, 8-5.
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Freshman forward Josh Huestis (above) had the best game of his young Stanford career, scoring 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting. The rest of the team did not fare as well, particularly on the offensive end, in a 69-53 loss to USC.
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