Stanford men handle the field at water polo tournament


Bret Bonanni and BJ Churnside each scored four goals and the second-ranked Stanford men's water polo team downed No. 19 Whittier, 21-5, to complete a four-game swept at the Aggie Shootout in Davis on Sunday.

Alex Bowen scored five goals in the first game of the day as the Cardinal (10-1) beat No. 18 Navy, 24-4.

Bonanni, a junior, surpassed the 200-goal mark for his career. He became the second to do so in a week, joining Bowen, and the sixth all-time.

Both players are likely to overtake everyone on the all-time list, with the exception of four-time All-American and four-time Olympian Tony Azevedo, who has 332 career goals.

James Bergeson is second with 235 goals. Bowen is third with 213 and Bonanni is fifth with 204. Jody Campbell (211) and three-time Olympian Wolf Wigo (203), who is in his 10th year as the UC Santa Barbara coach, are also on the list.

Stanford, which hosts UC Irvine in its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., outscored its four opponents over the weekend by a 96-13 margin.

The Cardinal bolted to large leads in the first quarter of each match Sunday, scoring the first seven goals against the Midshipmen and the first five against the Poets.

Nick Hoversten had the honor of opening the scoring in both games, each time followed by Bowen.

Against Navy, Bonanni, Reid Chase and Sam Pfeil followed with goals before Bowen tacked on a pair.

Adam Abdulhamid, Churnside and Griffin Bolan also scored first quarter goals against Whittier.

Kyle Weikert added a hat trick against Navy and Cody Smith recorded one against the Poets.

Field hockey

No. 9 Stanford registered a season-high 31 shots and nine penalty corners to earn a 3-0 victory Sunday over host Yale.

The Cardinal (10-1) controlled every aspect of the game from start to finish, holding advantages over the Bulldogs in shots (31-8) and penalty corners (9-2). It was the most shots Stanford registered in a game since Nov. 1, 2012, when it also took 31 against Radford in the first round of the NorPac Tournament.

Jessica Chisholm, Lauren Becker and Elise Ogle scored a goal apiece, while Shannon Herold, Kelsey Harbin, Fran Tew and Ogle contributed assists. Alex McCawley led Stanford with six shots, followed by Tew (5), Harbin (4) and Maddie Secco (4).

Stanford recorded its sixth shutout on the year behind another strong defensive effort. Dulcie Davies made three saves and Maddy Belin, who made her collegiate debut in goal during the second half, registered one stop.

Stanford returns home Friday to take on Pacific at 6 p.m.

Women's golf

Mariah Stackhouse and Shannon Aubert each shot an opening round 2-under 70 on the first day of the Annika Intercollegiate in Florida on Sunday.

The pair helped Stanford finish the day tied for third with Northwestern, both at 286.

Arizona leads the field at 280, with South Carolina at 282.

Aubert recorded a pair of birdies over her final four holes to finish below par. Lauren Kim was at 2-under after 13 holes and finished 1-over 73, tied with Casey Danielson in 28th place.


Stanford finished fourth at the St. Mary's of Maryland Fall Invitational over the weekend, recording a combined score of 166.

M.I.T. won the race with 124 points. The host Seahawks were second, followed by Georgetown.

The Cardinal finished in the top five in nine of 12 races, and the top 10 in all but one race.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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