The second-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team opened the NCAA tournament with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-10 sweep over Jackson State on Friday night at Maples Pavilion.
Brittany Howard had nine kills for the Cardinal.
Stanford (28-3) will face Western Kentucky on Saturday at 7 p.m. Western Kentucky (33-3) breezed to a 25-23, 25-19, 25-17 win over Loyola Marymount earlier at Maples. Hawaii (27-2) ended Santa Clara's season with a 25-20, 25-13, 25-19 first-round sweep at the NCAA women's volleyball tournament in Seattle. Taylor Milton had 10 kills and 11 digs for the Broncos (20-12). Saint Mary's season ended with a 28-26, 25-16, 25-19 loss at USC in the NCAA tournament.
Cal's Marcin Tarczynski, Trevor Hoyt, Seth Stubblefield and Fabio Gimondi won the 400-yard medley relay at the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, Ga. Tarczynski also won the 200 individual medley in 1:44.36. The Cal women's team of Cindy Tran, Caitlin Leverenz, Rachel Bootsma and Elizabeth Pelton also won the 400 medley relay, and Pelton won the 200 IM in 1:53.39. Stanford's Maddy Schaefer won the 50-yard freestyle in a McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion-record 22.18 seconds at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus. Schaefer, Katie Olsen, Maya DiRado and Andi Murez set another pool mark of 3:33.73 in the 400 medley relay.
Two-time tour winner Christina Kim of San Jose, tied for third entering the day at the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., had a 3-over 75 to drop into a tie for 13th at 2-under 214.
The top 20 in the five-round event will earn full tour status. Former Stanford star Joseph Bramlett (68) was tied for 14th at 12-under 204, and Zach Miller (66), another ex-Stanford player, was tied for 31st at 207 after three rounds of the PGA Tour qualifying event in La Quinta. The final top 25 and ties will receive 2013 PGA Tour cards and the next 50 and ties will earn Web.com Tour cards.
Cal beat North Carolina State 26-12 and Middlebury 29-0 and led Arkansas State at halftime before falling 10-7 to the Red Wolves in pool play at the USA Rugby National College 7s Championships in College Station, Texas. Saint Mary's went 3-0, beating Western Washington 19-17, Bowling Green 19-12 and Texas A&M 17-5. The Santa Cruz Warriors won their D-League debut, holding off the Reno Bighorns 101-95. Kent Bazemore scored a game-high 27 points for the Warriors