Stanford men win big over Santa Clara in water polo


The fifth-ranked Stanford men's water polo team scored a season-high in goals in defeating No. 20 Santa Clara, 21-7, Wednesday evening at Sullivan Aquatic Center.

After taking an 8-2 advantage into halftime, the Cardinal exploded for eight goals in the third quarter alone to build a 16-3 lead heading into the final period. Stanford improved to 9-2 on the season with the victory, while the Broncos moved to 5-9.

Blake Parrish
Sophomore Blake Parrish scored a career-high seven goals for Stanford, which captured its third straight victory.

Parrish now leads Stanford with 28 goals on the season.

Fellow sophomores Mitchell Mendoza (3), Marco Stanchi (2), and Spencer Rogers (2), and senior Kyle Weikert (2) as well as junior Sam Pfeil (2) also contributed multiple goals for the Cardinal in the win.

Freshman Andrew Chun played the entire match in the cage for the Cardinal, posting nine saves.

Stanford returns to action this weekend, as the Cardinal hosts No. 6 Long Beach State on Saturday and San Jose State on Sunday. Both matches are slated for 1 p.m.

— Stanford Athletics

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