Stanford women take the title in US Open of Water Polo


Jamie Neushul was named MVP in helping Stanford beat SoCal Gold, 15-3, Sunday in the championship game of the US Open of Water Polo in Irvine.

Stanford (5-0) outscored its opponents, 92-15, over the weekend.

Bruin beat Golden Bear, 9-8, to earn the men's trophy. Stanford finished seventh with an overall 3-3 mark.

In the high school division, the Sacred Heart Prep boys finished fourth, losing to Huntington Beach, 9-4, after finishing pool play undefeated. Menlo placed 12th.

The Sacred Heart Prep girls topped G A E, 5-4, to finish 11th. Gunn bested Oakdale, 10-7, in the 41st place game.

Also on the women's side, it was Bruin topping SOCAL Black, 11-6, for fifth place and SB Premier over SB 805, 6-5, in a battle of Santa Barbara to win seventh.

Ninth place featured NYAC B over Michigan, 10-7, and CHAWP doubled up Foothill Red, 12-6, for 11th. SET, Davis, Santa Clara, and Diablo completed the rankings.

In the men's competition, SB Premier defeated Alumni, 14-12, for fifth and Stanford stopped the USA Youth National Team, 13-5, for seventh.

NYAC B topped Newport in a shootout for ninth place and the 11th place match was halted and abandoned after multiple exclusions with CHAWP A leading San Diego Shores, 9-4.

In 13th place, 680 defeated CHAWP B, 15-9, and rounding things out was Foothill earning 15th place with a 19-13 win over Commerce.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA water polo

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