Stanford synchronizes a West Regional title

Baseball hosts nonconference game against BroncosTuesday

The Stanford synchronized swimming team will enter the U.S. Collegiate National Championships in Buffalo, which begin March 17, on a good note.

The Cardinal won the West Regional Sunday, defeating Arizona and host Arizona State in Tempe.

Stanford finished first in all four events, including a season-best swim in the team competition (91.333).

Madison Crocker, Morgan Fuller and Olivia Morgan won the trio event with a score of 87.167. Alex Bollaidlaw, Jessica Guenther and Maria Koroleva were second (84.500), while Wendy Lu, Corinne Smith and Koko Urata finished third (82.667).

For the first time this season, Croker and Fuller won the duet competition, scoring an 88.000. Koroleva and Morgan finished just behind the pair with an 87.833. Senior Gayle Lee captured the solo title with a score of 83.333.


Senior Zack Giesen won his first Pac-10 title and Stanford finished fourth with 114 points at the Pac-10 Championships at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis Sunday.

Overall, Stanford placed seven of its 10 wrestlers among the top four, including junior Nick Amuchastegui's runner-up finish at 174 pounds. The defending champion at 165 pounds, Amuchastegui has taken second at the conference championships for the second time.

Joining Giesen as an automatic qualifier for the NCAA championships is Amuchastegui, senior Justin Paulsen (133 pounds) and sophomore Ryan Mango (125 pounds).

Paulsen placed third at 133 pounds with a 3-1 record. All three of his wins were major decisions.

Men's basketball

Stanford hosts Seattle in a nonconference game Tuesday at 7 p.m., the first meeting between the two schools in 25 years.

The Cardinal (14-14) still has an outside chance to qualify for a postseason berth, but would need at least two more wins the rest of the way to have a chance.

Stanford hopes to end its home season the same way it began: with a victory. The Cardinal won its first eight home contests but has won two of its last seven.

Women's golf

Sophomore Kristina Wong shot a one-over 73 and Stanford recorded a team score of 304 on the first day of the Bruin-Wave Invitational being held at Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita.

The Cardinal trails first-place UCLA by 23 strokes after the Bruins shot a seven-under 281 on their opening round on Monday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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