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Stanford girls 18U club water polo team opens JOs 2-0

Sutchie Ofori-Nyakao is a goalie with Stanford 18U. Photo by David Lewis taken on April 27, 2021.

The Stanford club girls 18U water polo team opened the USAWP National Junior Olympics with a pair of victories in the championship division.

Top-seeded Stanford beat Ripon 20-8 and Royal Black 10-4 at Foothill High in Orange County on Thursday and will play Newport Beach at 8 a.m. Friday at Westminster High.

The 18s will also meet Set Gray in group play later in the day, also at Westminster at 3 p.m.

No. 9 Set Gray and No. 8 Newport Beach each won both of their opening day matches.

In the 16U Championship Division, both Stanford and Mayfield 650 (based in Palo Alto) went 2-1 on the first day of action.

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Stanford, seeded No. 27, beat No. 22 Big Valley 9-3 before losing to San Diego Shores A 11-6 at Servite High.

Serafina Cortez plays for the Stanford 16U team. Photo by David Lewis taken on Sept. 23, 2019.

The 16s remained in contention for the title by defeating Diablo Alliance B 17-3 at Portola High.

Stanford plays Friday at Golden West College against No. 36 Riverside A at noon and No. 19 SoCal Gold B at 3:20 p.m.

Mayfield 650, seeded 29th, knocked off No. 20 San Diego Shores B 12-3 in its first game at Portola before falling to No. 5 SB Premier 14-12.

Mayfield came back to beat Shaq A 10-3 and remain in title contention.

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The 650 continues at Golden West on Friday with games against No. 12 Diablo Alliance Red A (9:30 a.m.) and No. 19 SB 805 B (4:10 p.m.).

In the 14U Championship Division, Stanford took two of three on the first day at Capistrano Valley High. No. 18 Stanford started with a 13-1 victory over Santa Clara and then lost to Diablo Alliance A 19-2.

The 14s came back to beat La Jolla 14-5 and remain in the upper echelon of the division.

No. 47 Mayfield 650 suffered a pair of defeats on the first day at Beckman High, dropping a 22-0 decision to second-seeded North Irvine Black A and a 15-4 decision to Trojan.

Mayfield travels to Capistrano Valley High for a pair of group games Friday against Praetorian at 11:10 a.m. and Santa Clara at 2:30 p.m.

In the 12U Championship Division, Stanford went 1-2 on the first day at Trabuco Hills High, losing to Laguna Beach 22-3 and Santa Cruz Waxem 19-3 and beating Newport Beach B 11-4.

Stanford continues at Trabuco Hills on Friday with games against SC Tritons at 1 p.m. and against CDM at 4:20 p.m.

In the 10U Championship Division, Stanford beat Lamorinda B 13-4 but lost to Diablo Alliance Red A 15-1 at El Toro High.

Stanford travels to Laguna Hills for a pair of games Friday against Tustin Patriot at 10:40 a.m. and Newport Beach at 2:50 p.m.

Mayfield 650 also has a team entered in the 16U Classic Division. In games played at Villa Park High, 650 B beat American River 7-4 and then lost to South Coast 14-2.

Mayfield continues Friday at El Segundo Aquatic Center with games against Gold Coast at 8 a.m. and Southern at 2:40 p.m.

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Stanford girls 18U club water polo team opens JOs 2-0

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The Stanford club girls 18U water polo team opened the USAWP National Junior Olympics with a pair of victories in the championship division.

Top-seeded Stanford beat Ripon 20-8 and Royal Black 10-4 at Foothill High in Orange County on Thursday and will play Newport Beach at 8 a.m. Friday at Westminster High.

The 18s will also meet Set Gray in group play later in the day, also at Westminster at 3 p.m.

No. 9 Set Gray and No. 8 Newport Beach each won both of their opening day matches.

In the 16U Championship Division, both Stanford and Mayfield 650 (based in Palo Alto) went 2-1 on the first day of action.

Stanford, seeded No. 27, beat No. 22 Big Valley 9-3 before losing to San Diego Shores A 11-6 at Servite High.

The 16s remained in contention for the title by defeating Diablo Alliance B 17-3 at Portola High.

Stanford plays Friday at Golden West College against No. 36 Riverside A at noon and No. 19 SoCal Gold B at 3:20 p.m.

Mayfield 650, seeded 29th, knocked off No. 20 San Diego Shores B 12-3 in its first game at Portola before falling to No. 5 SB Premier 14-12.

Mayfield came back to beat Shaq A 10-3 and remain in title contention.

The 650 continues at Golden West on Friday with games against No. 12 Diablo Alliance Red A (9:30 a.m.) and No. 19 SB 805 B (4:10 p.m.).

In the 14U Championship Division, Stanford took two of three on the first day at Capistrano Valley High. No. 18 Stanford started with a 13-1 victory over Santa Clara and then lost to Diablo Alliance A 19-2.

The 14s came back to beat La Jolla 14-5 and remain in the upper echelon of the division.

No. 47 Mayfield 650 suffered a pair of defeats on the first day at Beckman High, dropping a 22-0 decision to second-seeded North Irvine Black A and a 15-4 decision to Trojan.

Mayfield travels to Capistrano Valley High for a pair of group games Friday against Praetorian at 11:10 a.m. and Santa Clara at 2:30 p.m.

In the 12U Championship Division, Stanford went 1-2 on the first day at Trabuco Hills High, losing to Laguna Beach 22-3 and Santa Cruz Waxem 19-3 and beating Newport Beach B 11-4.

Stanford continues at Trabuco Hills on Friday with games against SC Tritons at 1 p.m. and against CDM at 4:20 p.m.

In the 10U Championship Division, Stanford beat Lamorinda B 13-4 but lost to Diablo Alliance Red A 15-1 at El Toro High.

Stanford travels to Laguna Hills for a pair of games Friday against Tustin Patriot at 10:40 a.m. and Newport Beach at 2:50 p.m.

Mayfield 650 also has a team entered in the 16U Classic Division. In games played at Villa Park High, 650 B beat American River 7-4 and then lost to South Coast 14-2.

Mayfield continues Friday at El Segundo Aquatic Center with games against Gold Coast at 8 a.m. and Southern at 2:40 p.m.

Rick Eymer

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