Olympian Maggie Steffens had three goals, leading top-ranked Stanford to a 12-8 victory over No. 3 Cal in the semifinals of the NCAA women's water polo championships at USC on Saturday.
The Cardinal (24-1) will face No. 2 UCLA in the title game Sunday. The Bruins beat USC 5-3.
The Cardinal claimed its 39th straight victory over the Bears, a streak that dates back to the 2000 season.
Roser Tarrago had four goals for Cal (20-9). Devon Rodriguez had two home runs and six RBIs as the Cal baseball (20-25, 8-15 Pac.-12) beat USC 11-4. The 11 runs were a season high for the Bears (20-25, 8-15 Pac-12).
Danny Diekroeger, Alex Blandino and Austin Slater, Stanford's 2-3-4 hitters, each had three hits in leading the Cardinal (23-21, 10-13 Pac-12) to a 10-6 win at Arizona. The Stanford softball team (30-15, 5-19 Pac-12) was unable to overcome an eight-run Oregon State fifth inning and lost the regular-seasons finale 13-9. Stanford will find out its postseason fate Sunday at 7 p.m. when the NCAA tournament field is announced on ESPNU.
Cal (23-29, 4-18 Pac-12) ended its season with a 14-0 five-inning loss to No. 8 Washington.
The Huskies' Kaitlin Inglesby allowed just one hit, Danielle Henderson's double. Saint Mary's rallied from a 6-3 halftime deficit to beat Life 21-6 in the USA Rugby Division I-A final at Steuber Stadium. Early in the second half Cooper Maloney broke free to cross the line and give the Gaels an 8-6 lead. Caroline Doyle beat Holly Reid 6-2, 6-1, clinching defending national champion Stanford's 4-0 win over Long Beach State in the second round of the NCAA women's tennis championships at Taube Family Stadium. The Cardinal (18-2) advanced to the Round of 16 in Athens, Georgia, where it'll play Cal (20-4) on Thursday. The Bears routed Pepperdine 4-0 at the Hellman Complex. No. 17 Cal (16-7) beat Texas Tech 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA men's tennis championship in College Station, Texas. Cal will play Texas A&M on Sunday. Stanford (14-6) lost a 4-2 decision to Tulsa in Waco, Texas. Cal claimed fourth place at the NCAA Central Regional to earn a berth in the NCAA women's golf championship May 20-23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The top eight teams advanced. The Bears finished at 30-over 894 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma. UCLA won at 11-over 875. Cal's Hannah Suh shot an even-par 72 and was seventh at 2-over 218.
With a fifth-place finish at the East Regionals, Stanford advanced. The Cardinal finished at 2-over 866 at the par-72 Southwood course in Tallahassee, Florida.
Vanderbilt won at 24-under 240. Vanderbilt's Jenny Hahn was the top individual at 9-under 207. Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse and Lauren Kim were 11th at 213. Pepperdine's Grace Na of Alameda finished at 212 and advanced as an individual.
Luscious Lonna, a 12-to-1 shot when she won the 2013 Golden Poppy Stakes, successfully defended her title in the 11/16-mile turf stakes as an even-money favorite at Golden Gate Fields. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Luscious Lonna scored by 13/4 lengths in 1:43.13.