Mixed results for Americans on first full day of competition


The U.S. downed Turkey, 25-18, 25-9, 25-20, Saturday in a men's volleyball preliminary match at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

Stanford grad Kawika Shoji, who led the Cardinal to the NCAA championship in 2010, recorded 26 assists for the Americans, who are 2-0 in pool play.

Sacred Heart Prep grad and Stanford senior Pallavi Menon scored twice as Team USA downed France, 10-6, in a women's water polo preliminary match on Saturday.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Adriana Vogt, who just graduated from San Jose State, also scored for the Americans. Stanford grad Amber Oland stopped seven of the 12 shots she faced in the net.

In men's water polo, Stanford grads Janson Wigo and Sage Wright each scored a goal but the U.S. fell to Serbia, 8-2, on Saturday.

In men's basketball, Pittsburgh's Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points and Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Americans beat Mexico, 108-67, in their opener.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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