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McNealy, Huang swing into top 10 at men's golf tourney

 

Maverick McNealy and Franklin Huang are among the top 10 individuals through 18 holes at the 70th annual Western Intercollegiate, which started Monday at Pasatiempo Golf Club. McNealy, second overall, went 4-under while seventh-place Huang carded a 2-under to pace the Stanford men's golf team.

Stanford collected a 5-under 345 at the par-70 course playing at 6,615 yards and sits second behind clubhouse leader Oregon (-9).


Kelsey Murray/Photo by Don Feria
McNealy's 66 led the field for most of the day until Oregon's Aaron Wise closed with a 7-under 63. McNealy, who started his round on the third hole, went birdie-par-birdie-par-birdie-par-eagle to go to 5-under. He added two more birdies and three bogeys to his scorecard.

Huang was 1-over after beginning his round on the par-3 fifth, but hit a hot streak with four straight birdies to move to 3-under. Two more bogeys and a birdie left him at 2-under.

Viraat Badhwar, who is tied for 21st, had four birdies in his first 10 holes before settling for an even-par 70. Brandon Wu matched Badhwar's round with a steady 70.

Four birdies highlighted Jeffrey Swegle's 1-over performance, and David Boote had three birdies during a 4-over showing. Boote's birdies came on holes seven, eight and nine.

The three-day event resumes Tuesday.

Women's lacrosse

A high-octane offense, fueled by a five-goal outing from Kelsey Murray, propelled No. 9 Stanford past California, 19-5, in the Battle Lacrosse the Bay on Monday night at Stanford Stadium.

The Cardinal took a mere 10 seconds off the clock before scoring as Murray dropped her first goal after Elizabeth Cusick won the draw control and set up a perfect dish. The Cardinal scored again before Cal clawed on the board in the fifth minute of play.

Anna Salemo then went back-to-back for Stanford before another Cal goal, but the Cardinal kept doubling up every time the Bears scored before it went on a seven goal tear to close out the half up 13-3.

The Cardinal kept its scoring streak going in the second half, pushing it to 12 with Dillon Schoen and Mackenzie Tesei both putting away hat tricks in that span to open up an 18-3 lead.

Football

For the fifth consecutive year, Stanford head coach David Shaw will join NFL Network for its coverage of the NFL Draft.

Shaw will be on the main desk with Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Mike Mayock as the only college football coach covering the first round of the NFL Draft live in primetime at 4 p.m. (PT) on April 28.

Shaw also will take part in NFL Network's Red Carpet Show at 3 p.m.

The coaching resume of Shaw, who is entering his sixth season as Stanford's head coach, also includes nine years of NFL experience with the Philadelphia Eagles (1997), Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and Baltimore Ravens (2002-05).

Under Shaw, the Cardinal has produced 19 draft picks, including three first-round selections, from the 2011 season onward. Andrew Luck was the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft following the 2011 season.

Stanford has produced 21 NFL Draft first-round selections and has had 257 players drafted by professional football teams since 1936.

Softball

Stanford's defense played well and Carolyn Lee contributed another outstanding outing in the circle but the Cardinal fell short, dropping a 2-1 Pac-12 decision to host No. 13 UCLA on Monday night.

Stanford (13-20, 0-9 Pac-12) made multiple highlight defensive plays throughout the game to help Lee (6-12) complete her 11th complete game of the season.

Lee held the Bruins' (25-11-1, 7-3-1 Pac-12) to two runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts.

Molly Fowkes contributed a highlight-worthy diving catch in the fifth inning on a hard-hit line drive that was falling in front of her, making the diving catch.

UCLA took a 1-0 lead as the first three batters reached base. Lee limited the damage and got some help from her defense to get out of the inning.

Snyder led off the top of the second with a double and scored when Kayla Bonstrom was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Kylie Sorenson contributed two of the night's defensive highlights with a terrific over the shoulder catch on a long run into shallow left field to get the first out in bottom half of the inning.

She ended the third inning with a diving stop to her left and flip to the second baseman to get a force out.

UCLA took a 2-1 lead in the fifth and was threatening to score a few more but the Cardinal defense rose to the occasion and held. Fowkes' diving catch in left field ended the inning.

In the seventh, pinch hitter Whitney Burks doubled with with one out and moved to third on a ground out to second base by Bonstrom.

UCLA walked Sorenson, who had two hits in the contest, putting runners on first and third. That's how the game ended.

The Cardinal continues Pac-12 play at home next weekend when it plays host to Arizona beginning Friday at 5 p.m. (PT). All three games will be on the Pac-12 Networks.

— Stanford Athletics

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