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Cardinal women use entire roster to go 4-0 at water polo tourney

 

The top-ranked Stanford women's water polo team continued to roll, earning two more victories at the LouStrong Memorial, hosted by San Jose State, on Sunday. Fifteen different Cardinal scored in the two games, a 19-1 win over Cal State Monterey Bay and a 10-5 victory over the host Spartans.

Stanford (4-0) returns to action in early February, hosting the Stanford Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6-7. Tickets for the event are available through the school's athletic web site.


Tara Shannon
Shannon Cleary and Mackenzie Wiley each recorded their first career hat trick in the win over the Otters. They were two of 12 Cardinal players who scored in the contest.

Cassidy Papa and Rachel Johnson each added a multi-goal game for Stanford (4-0), which scored six goals in each of the first two quarters to lead 12-1 at halftime.

Anna Yelizarova and Katie Dudley split time in the cage. Yelizarova played the first three frames and made six stops. Dudley came on in the fourth and made three saves.

Jamie Neushul recorded her second hat trick of the tournament to pace Stanford against the Spartans. Jordan Raney and Gurpreet Sohi each added a pair of goals.

Women's tennis

Juniors Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle claimed their third doubles title of the season with a decisive victory on Sunday afternoon at the NCTC Classic in Indian Wells.

Davidson and Doyle blanked Arizona's Shayne Austin and Lauren Marker, 6-0, dropping five games over their three-match tournament run.

Davidson and Doyle, who paired up for the first time in October, also won the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships and the consolation crown at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. The duo is 12-1 on the season.

Doyle also reached the semifinals in singles.

Stanford opens its season Friday, hosting UC Davis at 3 p.m.

In Las Vegas, Caroline Lampl claimed the consolation singles title at the Freeman Memorial Invitational on Sunday.

The doubles team of Krista Hardebeck and Melissa Lord reached the semifinals.

Fencing

The 10th-ranked Stanford men's team completed Sunday's season-opening Western Invitational at UC San Diego with a 5-0 record.

The meet also served as the Western Fencing Conference championship and gives the Cardinal some momentum heading into the Northwestern Duals in South Bend on Jan. 30-31.

Stanford, led by two-time NCAA champion Alexander Massialas and fellow senior David Beam, edged the host Tritons, 14-13, in the first match of the day. UC San Diego finished 4-1.

The Cardinal went on to down Air Force, 18-9, Cal Tech, 24-3, Incarnate Word, 23-4, and nonconference opponent Vassar, 23-4.

Menlo School grads Gil Kornberg and Darren Mei and Gunn grad Jose Recinto also compete for Stanford.

The Cardinal women's team finished 2-3 at the meet, beating Incarnate Word, 18-9, and Cal Tech, 24-3, and losing to UC San Diego, 15-12, Northwestern, 20-7, and Vassar, 16-11.

Squash

Tara Shannon, at No. 4 singles, recovered from a first set loss to record a five-set victory to help Stanford beat host Columbia in College Squash Association action Sunday.

The Cardinal (7-2) returns to the east coast for six matches over the Jan. 29-31 weekend in New Haven, the final set of matches ahead of the national championships, which will also be held in New Haven Feb. 26-28.

Madeleine Gill, Sarah Bell, Anna Maria Manning and Tatyanna Dadabbo each needed four sets to record a victory, while Zandra Ho and Christina Huchro won in straight sets.

— Stanford Athletics

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