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Stanford men deliver water polo win behind Holland's effort

 

Drew Holland recorded a conference single-game record 23 saves and the fifth-ranked Stanford men's water polo team beat host UC Irvine, 7-0, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest Sunday.

Holland's previous best was 13 saves. He had that many by halftime.

The Cardinal (18-6, 4-3 MPSF) returns home to host Pepperdine on Friday at 7 p.m., the start of a three-game homestand.

Anteaters goalie Dylan Peterson had 16 saves, whose previous best including stopping a penalty shot. Holland was just unstoppable, one day after Bret Bonanni set the school and conference all-time scoring record.

BJ Churnside led Stanford with three goals, including a penalty shot. Bonanni added a pair of goals, with Cody Smith and Adam Warmoth also scoring.

Churnside, 3-of-5 on the day, and Smith scored first-quarter goals for Stanford, and Churnside and Bonnani tallied two more in the second period for a 4-0 halftime lead.

Bonnani scored on a penalty shot with 2:13 left in the third and Warmoth followed with a goal with 50 seconds remaining in the period.

Churnside ended the scoring on a penalty shot with 4:28 left in the game for his third hat trick of the season.

Sailing

Stanford finished first at the Pacific Coast Conference Match Race Championships on the San Francisco Bay on Saturday. The Cardinal won over UC Santa Barbara, Hawai'i, USC and California.

At the Women's PPC's, also on the bay, four Stanford teams finished among the top five, including the top three.

Cardinal 4 was first with 61 points, followed by Cardimnal 2 (64), Vcardinal 3 (75) and Cardinal 1 (83).

UC Santa Barbara finished fourth with 77 points in the 22-team race.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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