Stanford WPC girls will come home empty-handed from JOs


The girls from the Stanford Water Polo Club will take plenty of valuable game experience from the 2015 National Junior Olympics. What the program won't bring home from Orange County, however, is a medal.

Despite some solid efforts on the third of four days of the world's largest water polo tournament, the Stanford WPC girls will come home empty-handed in terms of medals.

In the 18U Championhip bracket, the Stanford A squad split its matches on Saturday at Capistrano Valley High -- defeating Foothill Red A in a shootout and losing to Elite, also in a shootout. Stanford (4-3) will play Huntington Beach Orange A on Sunday for 15th place in the Platinum Division.

The Stanford 18U B squad also split on Saturday, losing to SHAQ A in a shootout before topping Oregon Empire Water Polo by 7-2 at Saddleback College. The B team (2-4) plays for 17th in the Gold Division on Sunday at 1:40 at Saddleback College.

In the 16U Championship bracket, Stanford A dropped a pair of matches at UC Irvine -- a 9-6 decision to Rose Bowl Red A and a 6-5 decision to Diablo Black A. Stanford will face SOCAL Gold B for 11th place in the Platinum Division on Sunday.

In the 16U Classic Division, Stanford B (4-4) fell to Diablo Red B, 6-4, and then was edged by CHAWP Blue B, 7-6, to conclude its tournament at Tustin High.

In the 14U Championship bracket, Stanford A posted an 8-4 win over Clovis Water Polo Club A before falling to Bruin, 6-4, at San Juan Hills High. On Sunday, Stanford (5-3) will face San Diego Shores A for 15th place in the Platinum Division.

The Stanford 14U B team split on Saturday at Ocean View High, topping the Santa Clara Swim Club, 6-3, before losing to Viper Pigeon, 12-4. Stanford (1-5) will play Puget Sound Polo on Sunday with no place at stake.

In the 10U Co-Ed Division, Stanford fell to South Bay United WP, 12-2, before beating Admiral Water Polo Foundation, 5-3, and Laguna Beach B, 9-6, at Woodbridge High. Stanford (2-4) will play Irvine Kahuna on Sunday for seventh place in the Gold Division.

Menlo Park fell to American River, 6-3, and to Bakersfield Water Polo Club, 4-2, at El Toro High to drop to 1-5. Menlo Park will wrap up its tourney on Sunday by playing United.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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