Former Stanford star Christen Press had a dazzling debut for the U.S. national team, scoring two goals in the Americans' 4-1 exhibition victory over Scotland in front of 18,656 fans Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Cardinal's all-time leading scorer became the third player to get two goals in a national team debut.
Santa Clara junior Julie Johnston also got her first cap in Tom Sermanni's first appearance as the U.S. coach.
Former Cal star Alex Morgan left in the first half after suffering a minor ankle injury on a foul that drew a yellow card.
Scotland avoided a shutout in the 54th minute when Kim Little drilled a shot past former Stanford goalie Nicole Barnhart.
The U.S. and Scotland will play again Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn.
Jeff Larentowicz converted a penalty kick in the final minute as the Chicago Fire defeated the Earthquakes 1-0 in an MLS preseason game at UC Santa Barbara. The Fire earned the penalty kick after former Quakes striker Quincy Amarikwa was brought down in box. San Jose rookie Adam Jahn of Stanford missed an open header just before time ran out.
Santa Clara opened SCU Softball Field, a new on-campus facility, with 6-0 and 8-1 losses to Pacific before a sellout crowd. "Today's atmosphere was fantastic," fifth-year SCU softball coach Lisa Mize said. "To have this many people out here tosupport, not just us, but softball in general, was awesome."
- Cassandra Roulund's RBI double in the ninth inning helped Stanford defeat Cal Poly 7-6 in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Erin Ashby tied it in the seventh with a solo homer. The Cardinal also defeated Indiana 8-2.
- Markesha Collins went 3 for 4, but San Jose State lost 7-1 to Oregon in Tempe.
Klaudia Boczova defeated Katie Le, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) in the No. 1 singles match to help San Jose State beat host Santa Clara 4-3. It was the first victory for the Spartans against the Broncos in 15 matches dating to 1998.
Sabastiani Leon Chao, Jessica Willett and Julianna Bacelar also won singles matches for SJSU.
- Fifth-ranked Stanford defeated host Pepperdine 5-2 despite Krista Hardebeck's 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6) loss to Khunpak Issara. Hardebeck is the nation's second-ranked singles player.
- Zsofi Susanyi earned the only victory for No. 7 Cal in a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Georgia in the quarterfinal round of the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship in Charlottesville, Va. Susanyi, at No. 1 singles, defeated Maho Kowase 6-0, 6-4.
No. 2 USC cruised to a 6-1 home win over No. 19 Stanford. Nolan Paige beat Max de Vroome 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8) at No. 4 singles for Stanford's only point.
- Campbell Johnson had No. 13 Cal's lone win as the Bears lost 6-1 to No. 3 UCLA in Los Angeles. Johnson beat Adrien Puget 7-5, 6-1.
Swimming and diving
The No. 3 USC men's team defeated No. 9 Stanford 156-139 at Avery Aquatics Center. The Cardinal's David Nolan won the 100-yard backstroke and the 200 individual medley.
USC's Vladimir Morozov broke the Avery Aquatic Center record in the 50 freestyle (19.33). The previous mark was set three years ago by Cal's Nathan Adrian (19.34).