Forced to play from behind for the first time this season, No. 2 Stanford came roaring back to beat Cal in Friday's Big Clásico, 2-1, and win its sixth consecutive game in Berkeley.
No. 2 Stanford (5-0) opens conference play at Cal (3-1-1) on Friday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in a match broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
Redshirt senior center back Tanner Beason was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the third time in his career on Tuesday.
Stanford ripped off 25 shots, allowed just one and the No. 3 Cardinal posted its third consecutive shutout with a 3-0 win over American at Cagan Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Stanford scored twice in the first half, its defense held firm and the No. 3 Cardinal knocked off visiting Denver, 2-0, before a capacity crowd of 2,304 on Friday night.
No. 3 Stanford, undefeated in four all-time meetings with the Pioneers, hosts Denver at Cagan Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. in a match broadcast via a Pac-12 Plus live stream.