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Stanford men swim to win over Banana Slugs

 

Stanford men's swimming team won every event in its dual meet at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday to remain unbeaten in the young season.

The Cardinal, coming off a third place NCAA finish and its 30th consecutive Pac-10 title, was led by senior Bobby Bollier, who won both the 100 back and 50 free.

Freshmen David Nolan picked up a win in the 100 breast and Thomas Stephens won the 100 free. Other winners included veterans Rob Andrews (200 free), Curtis Lovelace (100 IM), Matthew Swanston (100 fly) and Aaron Wayne (50 fly). Stanford also swept both relays, the 200 medley and the 200 free relays.

"Things are going really good," Stanford senior David Mosko said. "The freshmen are keeping the upperclassmen honest. They are really pushing and challenging us. We are really focused early on."

Men's water polo

Stanford beat Princeton, 14-3, and Pepperdine, 7-6, on the first day of the SoCal tournament at Long Beach State on Saturday.

The Cardinal (4-2) meets top-ranked USC in the championship semifinal on Sunday. The Trojans beat UC Irvine, 11-5, to advance.

Alex Bowen led Stanford with three goals against the Waves. Forrest Watkins had three goals against the Tigers.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Ben Dearborn made four of his seven saves in the fourth period as Princeton came back to beat Long Beach State, 8-4.

Palo Alto graduate Tim Wenzlau scored a goal to put the Tigers ahead, 4-2, at halftime.

Sailing

Stanford Sailing is in 12th place of 20 teams after the first of two days of sailing in its first coed regatta of the season.

Freshman Hans Henken and sophomore Tally Buckstaff are tied in seventh in the B Division with 86 points, placing in the top-10 in seven of the nine races.

Freshmen Kieran Chung-Wolf and Natalie Urban are 11th in the A Division with 95 points, scoring in the top-five in three-straight races, but also finishing 18th and 19th.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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