Steve Birnbaum scored off the rebound of his own missed penalty kick in the 86th minute to lift No. 1 Cal to a 1-0 men's soccer victory over visiting Stanford on Sunday.

The Bears' record improved to 10-0-2 (4-0-1 Pac-12) after their third straight victory, while the Cardinal fell to 6-4-2 (1-3-1).

The referee called for a penalty kick when he judged that a Stanford player fouled Cal forward Nick Lima in the Cardinal's box. Cardinal goalkeeper Drew Hutchins saved Birnbaum's ensuing penalty kick, but Birnbaum scored on the rebound. He leads the Pac-12 with eight goals.

Up to that point, the teams were tied in shots at 13-13, in saves at six apiece and in fouls at 10 each.

"I am incredibly proud of our guys, and it was an enthralling game of soccer," Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn said. "I just truly feel for our players today. We put everything into it, and we didn't deserve the final outcome. Full credit to Cal. They're an awesome soccer team. They played very well."

  • Portland (8-6-0, 3-3-0 WCC) scored three goals in the second half and cruised to a 4-1 victory over Santa Clara (6-8-0 (3-3-0) at Buck Shaw Stadium. Edson Cardona's goal at 18:18 gave the Broncos a 1-0 lead before Portland's Eddie Sanchez tied it at 36:09. Sanchez added two goals in the second half to complete his hat trick. All of his goals were unassisted.

  • UNLV's Rodrigo Fuentes scored on a header at 64:31, leading the Rebels (4-9-0, 2-3-0 WAC) to a 1-0 victory over San Jose State (1-10-2, 1-4-0) in Las Vegas. It was the Spartans' fifth 1-0 loss this season and the seventh time they have lost by one goal.

    Women's soccer

    Amanda Kim's goal in the 59th minute broke a scoreless tie, and No. 8 Duke went on to a 2-0 soccer victory over No. 13 Stanford in Durham, N.C. The goal was the first allowed by Stanford (11-4) in four games. Jessica Buttinger added a second score for Duke (11-4) at 69:40. It was the first time the Cardinal has been shut out this season.

  • Goals by Sofia Huerta and Dani Weatherholt carried No. 14 Santa Clara (10-3-1, 4-0-0 WCC) past Pacific (2-9-3, 1-2-1) in Stockton. Andi Tostanoski made eight saves for the Broncos.

  • A goal by Lucie McDowell just over a minute into the second half was enough to give Wyoming (7-8-2, 3-3-1 MWC) a 1-0 victory against San Jose State (2-13-1, 1-6-1) in Laramie, Wyo. The match was delayed about a half-hour while an inch of overnight snowfall was removed from the pitch before kickoff.

    Swimming

    Freshman Celina Li's convincing win in the 100-yard butterfly put Cal ahead for good, and the Bears went on to beat Florida 238-210 in a two-day women's swim meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

    Li added the 100 butterfly title to the 200 butterfly race she claimed Saturday. She finished in 54.33, 1.4 seconds ahead of Florida's Ellese Zalewski.

    Cal's Elizabeth Pelton (49.96) edged Gators sprint specialist Natalie Hinds (50.00) in the 100 freestyle.

  • Alex Bowen scored five goals to lead No. 4 Stanford (12-4) to a 19-5 men's water polo victory over visiting UC Davis (7-10).

  • Mitchell Hamilton and Aleksa Saponjic each scored three goals to lead the No. 5 Cal men's water polo team (12-4, 1-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) to a 12-9 victory over host No. 6 UC Santa Barbara (14-5 (1-1).