Even-money favorite Miss Machiavelli rallied from last in a field of six to win the $100,000 Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

Ridden by Dennis Carr, Miss Machiavelli won the one-mile turf race for 2-year-old fillies by a half-length over 11-1 shot Alasharchy in 1:39.42. Pleasant Miss finished third, 21/2 lengths behind Alasharchy. Miss Machiavelli earned $60,000 for the victory.

College volleyball

Host Saint Mary's (12-7, 8-3 West Coast Conference) rallied past No. 19 BYU 23-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-22, 15-11 in women's volleyball. The visiting Cougars fell to 17-4 (10-1 WCC). Gaels coach Rob Browning called it "as good as any match we've ever had here."

  • Hanah Blume led all hitters with 16 kills, but the San Jose State women's volleyball team (5-16, 2-8 Mountain West) hit just .163 in a 25-12, 25-18, 25-11 loss at No. 12 Colorado State (19-0, 10-0).

    College golf

    Stanford was fourth, Cal eighth and San Jose State 13th after the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice on the Stanford Golf Course. USC led the team standings at 20-under-par 548, followed by UCLA (556), Washington (566) and Stanford (568). Cal was at 581 and SJSU at 591.


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  • The San Jose State men's golf team finished third at the Price Give 'Em Five Invitational in El Paso, Texas, wrapping up its fall schedule. The Spartans shot 4-over-par 292 in the final round to finish at 11-under 853. New Mexico State (836) took first, followed by Colorado (847).

    Among individuals, Cody Blick shot a 1-under 71 for a 9-under 207 total and a tie for second with Northern Colorado's Steven Kupcho. UTEP's Martin Simonsen (204) finished first.

    College rugby

    Cal and Saint Mary's each won their pools 3-0 and advanced to the quarterfinals at the Saint Mary's Sevens Invitational on Treasure Island.

    The Bears will face Arizona State on Sunday after beating Sacramento State 35-7, San Diego State 31-5 and Chico State 36-10. The Gaels will take on Cal Poly after defeating UC Davis 15-5, UCSB 24-0 and Western Washington 38-0.