Courtney Verloo scored in the fourth minute, and the No. 1 Stanford women's soccer team completed its fourth consecutive perfect conference season with a 1-0 victory over No. 23 Cal on Sunday at Edwards Stadium.

Stanford (17-1-1, 11-0 Pac-12) won its 42nd consecutive conference match. Its 10-player senior class finished 40-0 in conference play.

"It's a testament to the character and talent level of this class," Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe said. "It will be difficult to duplicate."

Stanford, which clinched its fourth consecutive Pac-12 title last weekend, will find out its first postseason opponent Monday afternoon when the NCAA tournament field will be announced. Stanford will play Friday and has placed a bid to host a first-round match.

Verloo tied Mariah Nogueira for the team lead with her seventh goal of the season, and junior goalkeeper Emily Oliver earned the 26th shutout of her career.

Cal (15-5, 8-3) finished third in the Pac-12 and is expected to receive an at-large NCAA bid.

Women's volleyball

Top-ranked Stanford defeated No. 2 Oregon 25-20-25-22, 25-21 in Eugene, Ore. It was the 20th straight victory for the Cardinal (22-2, 14-0 Pac-12).

Juniors Rachel Williams and Carly Wopat led Stanford with 10 kills each, and Wopat had a team-high nine blocks. Freshman setter Madi Bugg contributed 30 assists, and sophomore libero Kyle Gilbert registered a match-high 15 digs.

The Ducks fell to 20-3, 11-3 Pac-12.


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  • Junior outside hitter Adrienne Gehan had 19 kills, 10 digs and five blocks to lead Cal (13-11, 7-7 Pac-12) to a 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 25-20 victory over Oregon State (13-13, 3-11) in Corvallis, Ore.

    Men's basketball

    Aaron Bright scored 21 points and had five assists, and Josh Huestis had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Stanford to an 85-71 exhibition victory over UNC Pembroke at Maples Pavilion.

    Chasson Randle added 16 points and six assists, while John Gage contributed 11 points and seven rebounds.

    The Cardinal opens its season at 8 p.m. Friday against USF at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

    Women's basketball

    Lindsay Leo scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Santa Clara defeated Sonoma State 74-54 in an exhibition at the Leavey Center. Ruta Zurauskyte added 12 points, and Ricki Radanovich had 11 as the Broncos concluded their exhibition schedule.

    SCU opens its season at 7 p.m. Friday against UC Irvine at the Leavey Center.

    Men's water polo

    Freshmen Bret Bonanni and BJ Churnside each scored four goals, helping No. 3 Stanford (14-4) defeat No. 19 Santa Clara 24-7. Garratt Johnson scored three goals for host SCU (9-16).

  • Greg Hind, a three-time All-American in water polo at San Jose State, died last week in San Luis Obispo after a short illness. He was 66.

    Hind, a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame, was a well-known businessman, philanthropist and environmentalist in San Luis Obispo. He played water polo at Awalt High School (now Mountain View High) and won a gold medal at the 1967 Pan American Games.

    Hind developed protective earflaps on water polo caps after suffering a broken eardrum.

    He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters Meegan Hind and Kirsten Hind; father-in-law Dan Hruby, a former Mercury News sports editor and columnist, and mother-in-law Gerry Hruby, all of San Luis Obispo County; sister Leslie Hind Daniels and her husband, Troy Daniels, of San Francisco; and sister-in-law Susan Waxman and her husband, Richard Waxman, of Sonoma.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.