It was a sweet homecoming for senior Carly Wopat as the third-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team swept UC Santa Barbara 25-17, 25-23, 25-19 on Friday at the Thunderdome in Santa Barbara.

It was the season opener for both teams.

Wopat, a Santa Barbara native, paced the Cardinal on both sides of the net with 13 kills, eight blocks and two digs.

"It was really exciting to play at UCSB," Wopat said. "The last time I played in this gym was during high school and we lost in the CIF Championship match my junior year. ... It was fun to have a lot of family and friends in the stands."

Carly's twin sister, Sam -- also a member of the Cardinal team -- passed away in March 2012.

  • Freshman Lauren Jacobsen, making her San Jose State debut, had 19 kills and nine digs, but the Spartans (0-1) fell to host William & Mary 25-17, 16-25, 27-25, 25-23 at the Tribe Invitational women's volleyball tournament.

  • San Jose State women's basketball coach Tim La Kose resigned for personal reasons, the school said. The Spartans posted identical 11-19 records in La Kose's two seasons, but he was voted WAC Coach of the Year after his first season. SJSU had combined for just 13 wins in the previous four seasons. Athletic director Gene Bleymaier will begin a search for a replacement. Practice begins in about three weeks, and the Spartans open Oct. 29 against William Jessup.

  • Steve Birnbaum played in just one game last season, but the defender returned as a fifth-year senior and capped Cal's season-opening, 2-0 men's soccer upset of No. 3 Georgetown (0-1) with a second-half penalty kick. Connor Hallisey scored from 25 yards late in the first half.

    At 47:31, Stefano Bonomo was fouled in the box, setting up Birnbaum's penalty kick.

  • Host Stanford and second-ranked Maryland played to a 3-3 overtime draw in men's soccer.

  • Christian Volesky scored in overtime, giving SIUE a 2-1 men's soccer win at Santa Clara (0-1). Carlos Montes scored for the Broncos.

  • Senior Genesse Daughetee and sophomore Samantha Witteman scored their first career goals, helping No. 18 Cal (2-0-1) to a 2-1 women's soccer win over visiting Detroit (0-2-1).

  • Freshman Alexis Venegas scored her first collegiate goal, but the San Jose State women's soccer team (0-3) fell 2-1 to host USF (2-0) on a last-minute goal by Lexie Krueger.

  • Instant replay is coming to the 2014 WCC baseball tournament after the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the conference's request to use experimental replay rules already in use at the College World Series.

    Golf

    Stanford's Lauren Kim edged Tiffany Lim of San Jose on the 37th hole to win the California Women's State Amateur at Quail Lodge in Carmel. Lim led 1-up after the morning 18. After a break, Lim jumped out to a 4-up lead after 24 holes. Kim rallied to tie it after 35 holes. Both bogeyed the 36th hole, and Kim saved par on the first extra hole for the title.

    Staff writer Jimmy Durkin contributed to this report.