Cardinal fencers in eighth after first day of NCAA championships


The Stanford fencing team finished the first day of the NCAA championships at Ohio State in an eighth place tie, with Duke, Thursday at 28 points.

Cardinal freshman Turner Caldwell is in seventh place in men's foil with a plus 12. Penn State's Miles Chamley-Watson leads with a plus 32.

Stanford's Max Murphy is even in men's sabre, good for 12th place behind leader Alex Ochocki of Penn State, who is a plus 34.

In men's epee, Stanford's Kevin Mo is 14th with a minus 6 and Jake Harbour is 18th with a minus 7. St. John's Marat Israelin leads with a plus 24.

The men's competition continues through Friday. The women's competition takes place Saturday and Sunday.

Women's lacrosse

Emilie Boeri had three goals and five others each scored a pair as Stanford remained undefeated with a 16-12 victory over host Louisville in a nonconference match Thursday.

Rachel Ozer, Leslie Foard, Nina Swanson, Anna Boeri and Sarah Flynn each scored twice for the Cardinal (8-0), which plays at Vanderbilt on Sunday.

Men's swimming

The Stanford 200 free relay team of Alex Coville, Austin Wayne, Jakob Allen and Austin Staab recorded the second fastest preliminary time at the NCAA championships in Minnesota Thursday afternoon. The Cardinal went 1:15.84, just behind Auburn's 1:15.50.

Staab had the fastest 200 IM mark with a 1:42.91, while Coville reached the 'A' finals of the 50 free.

Both Chad La Tourette and Bobby Bollier qualified for the finals of the 500 free, while Morgan Priestley is the second alternate.

Stanford also qualified its 400 medley relay of Matthew Swanston, John Criste, Bollier and Allen for the championship final.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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