The Washington men’s varsity eight won the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday.

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The Washington men’s varsity eight won the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., on Sunday.

The Huskies beat 25 other crews with a time of 14:40.823, nearly 12 seconds ahead of second place California. Harvard and Yale were third and fourth, respectively.

The UW varsity eight featured five members of the IRA varsity eight from the 2015-2016 season. Two members of this year’s lineup, Stuart Sim and Benjamin Davison, are back after taking a year off to pursue their Olympic dreams in Rio.

“This fall we’re committed to getting the team culture right,” said UW coach Michael Callahan. “We’re focused on our values. This result affirms that when you get the culture right, good things can happen.”

Washington’s next and final fall race will be at the Head of the Lake Regatta on the Montlake Cut on Nov. 6.

UW volleyball wins seventh straight

The No. 7 Washington volleyball team wrapped up the first half of Pac-12 play on a seven-match win streak after it beat host Arizona 26-24, 23-25, 28-26, 25-20 Sunday.

The Huskies (18-2, 8-2 Pac-12) had a season-high 17 blocks, holding the Wildcats to a .187 attack percentage.

Bailey Tanner had 51 assists to put her past the 2,000-assist milestone. She’s 10th in school history (2,049).

“The match was played at a high physical level for really long periods of time, and I think everyone’s going to be pretty tired after that one,” UW coach Keegan Cook said, “but pleased we were able to make it through to the end.”

Women’s soccer

Alex Anthony scored the game’s only goal as fifth-ranked USC handed Washington (6-10-1, 1-7-0 Pac-12) a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles.

Men’s soccer

• Seattle U won its 14th straight home game, beating Texas Rio Grande Valley 3-0. The Redhawks (10-4-2, 6-0-2 WAC), who are in first place in the Western Athletic Conference, got goals from Alex Roldan (his team-high seventh), Tyler John and Shane Mahvi.