Stan­ford ad­vances in vol­ley­ball

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Kathryn Plum­mer had 24 kills and Tami Alade added 12 as top-ranked Stan­ford moved into the NCAA vol­ley­ball quar­ter­fi­nals with a 25-17, 24-26, 25-14, 25-19 vic­tory over No. 19 Wash­ing­ton State at Maples Pavil­ion on Fri­day night.

Stan­ford (31-1), which beat Wash­ing­ton State twice dur­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son, also got 11 kills from Au­dri­ana Fitz­mor­ris and 10 from Holly Camp­bell as it ex­tended its win­ning streak to a school-record 29 matches. Tay­lor Mims had 17 kills for Wash­ing­ton State (23-10).

The Car­di­nal will con­tinue their pur­suit of an eighth na­tional ti­tle when they host No. 7 Penn State, which swept Wash­ing­ton at Maples Pavil­ion on Fri­day, at 7 p.m. Satur­day. The win­ner will ad­vance to the fi­nal four next week in Min­neapo­lis. Soc­cer: Cal alum Alex Mor­gan has been named U.S. Soc­cer’s Player of the Year for a sec­ond time after lead­ing the na­tional team with 18 goals in 19 games and help­ing it earn a spot in the World Cup next year in France.

Stan­ford’s Jor­dan DiBi­asi and Cata­rina Macario are fi­nal­ists for the Her­mann Tro­phy, col­lege soc­cer’s high­est honor.

Stan­ford’s Tan­ner Bea­son and Amir Bashti were named United Soc­cer Coaches NCAA Di­vi­sion I All-Amer­i­cans. Col­lege foot­ball: Ge­or­gia Tech hired Tem­ple coach Ge­off Collins, choos­ing a Ge­or­gia na­tive with a back­ground in de­fense to re­place Paul John­son as the Yel­low Jack­ets’ coach.

Lib­erty has hired for­mer Mis­sis­sippi head coach Hugh Freeze, more than a year after he re­signed amid a scan­dal in which school of­fi­cials dis­cov­ered he used a univer­sity-is­sued cell phone to call es­cort ser­vices. Freeze, 49, will re­place Turner Gill. NFL: The Chicago Bears re­moved quar­ter­back Mitchell Tru­bisky from their in­jury list, clear­ing the way for a start Sun­day night against the Los An­ge­les Rams . ... NFL in­ter­cep­tions leader Xavien Howard (knee) has been ruled out of the Mi­ami Dol­phins’ game Sun­day against New Eng­land . ... New York Jets line­backer Dar­ron Lee has been sus­pended four games by the NFL for vi­o­lat­ing its sub­stance abuse pol­icy. Golf: The teams of Bryson DeCham­beau-Kevin Na, Brian Har­man-Patton Kizzire and Emil­iano Grillo-Graeme McDow­ell shot 13-un­der-par 59 in scram­ble play to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout in Naples, Fla.

Charl Schwartzel holed out from the fair­way for an ea­gle on No. 17 on his way to an 8un­der 63 and a one-shot lead after the sec­ond round of the Euro­pean Tour’s South African Open in Jo­han­nes­burg.

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