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Wigo and Wigo help USA reach the semifinals

 

Stanford grad Janson Wigo scored three times as the United States men's water polo team beat Spain, 10-9, in overtime Friday in the quarterfinals of the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

Cardinal grad Drac Wigo scored with four seconds left in the overtime period to lift the Americans into Sunday's semifinal match with Russia.

Sage Wright added two goals for the U.S, who got 19 saves from UCLA All-American Clay Lapin.

Stanford grad Jeffrey Schwimer drew an exclusion that led to the power play in which Wigo scored the winning goal.

Men's volleyball

Stanford grad Brad Lawson had 12 kills and Cardinal grad Kawika Shoji added 34 assists, but the U.S. dropped a 25-20, 23-25, 28-30, 25-21, 15-11 decision to Japan on Friday in a consolation contest at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

The U.S. lost its second straight 5-set match at the tournament. The Americans are seeking to finish strong Saturday when they play Sweden for 13th place.

Swimming

Stanford senior Sam Woodward finished fifth in the hotly-contested Championship Final of the 50 free Friday at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China on Friday.

Woodward's final time of 25.39 was 0.73 of a second off of the gold medal-winning pace of Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus.

Cardinal junior Matthew Swanston was a member of Canada's 400 relay team Friday, which finished eighth in the Championship Final. The Canadians' final time of 3:41.38 was 6.36 seconds back of the gold medal-winning time of Japan.

Taekwondo

U.S. coaching staff member Tim Ghormley, Stanford's Coordinator of Recreation Facilities, helped guide the U.S. men to a seventh-place finish in the team poomsae competition.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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