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Bowen records hat trick in Stanford 11-3 polo win

 

Alex Bowen scored three times, Sacred Heart Prep grad Paul Rudolph added two goals and the Stanford men's water polo team downed host Long Beach State, 11-3, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match Saturday.

Forrest Watkins also scored twice for the Cardinal (4-2, 15-4), which plays at UC Irvine at noon Sunday.

Stanford never trailed in the contest, though the 49ers were within 4-3 early in the third quarter before the Cardinal scored the final seven goals of the contest.

Women's volleyball

Carly Wopat had 10 kills and six blocks as third-ranked Stanford downed host Utah, 25-18, 25-22, 25-18, in a Pac-12 Conference match Saturday.

Wopat also recorded a .500 hitting percentage for the Cardinal (13-4, 19-4), which plays at Washington this Friday at 7 p.m.

Rachel Williams added a team-high 12 kills, Karissa Cook had 36 assists and nine digs and Hannah Benjamin added 11 digs.

Field hockey

California scored an early goal and made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over host Stanford in the NorPac championship match Saturday.

No. 16 Cal (16-3) is guaranteed a shot at the NCAA tournament while No. 6 Stanford (17-3) will have to wait and see if its resume is good enough for an at-large bid.

The Cardinal took nine shots (Cal took four) on goal but Bears' senior Maddie Hand stopped each one.

Becky Dru had five shots on goal for Stanford, which had a seven-game winning streak end.

Women's swimming

Stanford split its two-day tri-meet, falling to Florida, 194-169, and beating host Michigan, 204-166, on Saturday.

Stanford's Sam Woodward won the 100 free and was a part of the winning 400 free relay team. She led a quartet of Cardinal swimmers who finished under 51 seconds in the 100 free.

Woodward went 49.83, followed by Andi Murez (50.19), Betsy Webb (50.21) and Maddy Schaefer (50.27). Woodward also anchored the 400 free relay team to a time of 3:19.60.

Stanford also place three swimmers in the top-five of the 200 free. Following Florida's Teressa Crimmen (2:00.04), Andie Taylor was second (2:01.24), freshman Mackenzie Stein (2:03.21) had the fourth fastest time and Kirstie Chen rounded off the top-five with a time of 2:03.48.

Tennis

Two unseeded players will compete for the championship of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Invitational, as Florida's Joanne Mather knocked off Stanford's second-seeded Nicole Gibbs, 6-3, 6-1, and SMU's Maria Lesniak upset seventh-seeded Denise Dy of Washington in the semifinals Saturday.

Gibbs and Mallory Burdette, the top seed, also lost in the semifinals of the doubles tournament, 7-5, 7-6 (4), to Notre Dame's third-seeded Kristy Frilling and Shannon Mathews in Flushing, N.Y.

Wrestling

Ryan Mango, at 133 pounds, and Nick Amuchastegui, at 174 pounds, each recorded a major decision but Stanford dropped its season-opener to host Northwestern, 27-8, on Saturday.

Sailing

Stanford sophomore Mateo Vargas is in a battle for a top-five finish, while teammates Kieran Chung-Wolf, Kaitlyn Baab and Molly McKinney are in contention for a top-10 finish after the second of three days of sailing at the National Singlehanded Championships.

After a tough first day, Vargas rallied to finish in the top seven in eight straight races to move into fourth place and finish day two with 89 points.

After 14 races, he is seven points out of second as the next three spots after Yale's Cam Cullman (56 points) is up for grabs. Vargas ended day one in tenth place. Kieran Chung-Wolf is in 11th place of the 18 competitors with 140 points.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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