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Double duty from Ubogagu does the job for Cardinal women

 

Stanford senior Chioma Ubogagu scored both goals, 17 minutes apart, to give Stanford a 2-0 victory over No. 25 Arizona State in Pac-12 women's soccer play Sunday.

No. 4 Stanford (14-1-2 overall, 6-1-1 Pac-12) earned its 13th shutout and sophomore goalkeeper Jane Campbell picked up her 17th career shutout, moving her alone into No. 7 on Stanford's all-time list.

Ubogagu had her first multi-goal performance since twice doing so as a freshman. Her first goal came in the 23rd minute when Andi Sullivan's corner kick was headed away, only for Ubogagu to send a left-footed half-volley through traffic and inside the right post from just outside the box.

Ubogagu struck again in the 50th minute when Megan Turner supplied her with a pass in the right side of the penalty area. Ubogagu dribbled forward and sent a left-footed shot into the next from 12 yards.

The goals were the fifth and sixth of the season for Ubogagu, who moved into first on the team points list, with 18.

Men's water polo

Multi-goal efforts from Bret Bonanni, Reid Chase and BJ Churnside, 18 saves from Drew Holland and a dominant fourth quarter propelled the No. 1 Stanford men's water polo team to a 13-4 win against No. 11 Pepperdine at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu on Sunday afternoon.

The Cardinal (18-3 overall, 4-1 MPSF) never trailed and were up 7-4 heading into the final period when it put the game away with a 6-0 effort in the final eight minutes.

Griffin Bolan (7:44) and Churnside (5:06) scored even-strength goals to start the closing run. Chase went back-to-back with a 6-on-5 score at 4:31 and put home another at 3:52 with the Waves at full strength.

Connor Stapleton scored with 2:39 left and Churnside scored his second of the quarter with a penalty at 1:53.

Stanford led 4-1 after the first quarter and scored the first three of the afternoon. Adam Abdulhamid (7:35) and Alex Bowen (7:07) sparked things for the Cardinal on Sunday.

Exclusion goals from Conner Cleary (6:18) and Cody Smith (3:05) sandwiched a power play score for Pepperdine at 4:55.

Following Smith's 35th goal of his freshman season, Bret Bonanni scored the game's next three for the Cardinal.

The Waves (8-11, 0-5) pulled to within 4-3 after putting home the first two goals of the second quarter, both in man-up situations at 4:15 and 3:29, before Bonanni closed the first half with his first of the game at 3:09.

Bonanni added two more in the third quarter (4:43 and 0:46) before Stanford pulled away in the fourth. The junior now has 234 career goals and sits just one behind James Bergeson (1979-82) for second in Cardinal history.

Both teams were 3-for-7 in 6-on-5 opportunities. Drew Holland made 18 saves, his eighth game in double digits this season and fifth in Stanford's last seven.

The Cardinal will be back at home on Saturday when it hosts Long Beach State (15-3, 4-0) at noon.

Men's crew

Stanford completed its fall season with three victories at the Head of the American in Gold River, Calif. on Saturday.

"It was a great team day for us," Stanford coach Craig Amerkhanian said. "We had a lot of guys racing and everyone worked together throughout the day."

The Cardinal started with a first place finish in the men's open 4+ race. Stanford took the top two spots with coxswain Greg Wolk leading a boat with Cam Dupre, Peter Wood, Erik Holmvik and Andrew Terajewicz to victory.

The champion pair was Max Freundlich and Charlie Walker. The duo worked together to post a winning time of 19:20, 24 seconds faster than their teammates who finished second.

Walker, who was coming off his first Head of the Charles at Stanford, also was a member of the varsity eight that came away with a victory.

He joined coxswain Ardsley Sanders, Ryan Hails, Allen Reitz, Dupre, Ryan O'Rourke, Landon Alecxih, Will Spencer and Alex Barakat as they won by one second over the other Stanford eight. The two Stanford boats were 30 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Three of the four singles who competed finished in the top 10 as well and the double with Karl Wessendorf and Matthew Park took fourth.

Women's crew

Stanford defended its title in the novice eight in its first fall regatta on Saturday in the rain at the Head of the American in Gold River.

"Today really revitalized our team," Junior Katie Toothman said. "We're all pretty tired after a hard day of racing, but it was awesome to see everyone jump into a bunch of different lineups. A taste of competition is just what we needed to keep us motivated through winter training."

The freshman class came through with a first place time of 17:56 to win by 39 seconds. It was the first collegiate racing for the nine individuals in the class of class of 2018.

"This race is all about teamwork and it was fun to see everybody kick in and do well going from race to race," Cardinal coach Yasmin Farooq said. "The freshmen continued the streak with a win in the novice eight."

Sailing

Stanford's Sally Mace won her final seven races to win the PCCSC Championship, hosted by Stanford, and automatically qualify for nationals.

In men's competition, Cardinal Luke Miller recorded 10 first-place finishes to win the PCCSC Single-handed title. Teammate Kiernan Chung was second.

Elsewhere, the Cardinal finished second at the Stu Nelson, hosted by Connecticut College, and ninth at the Hoyt Trophy, hosted by Brown.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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