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Of local note: Stanford's Hallock earns MPSF weekly award

 

Stanford freshman Ben Hallock earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday.

The driver earned his second MPSF weekly honor in four weeks after totaling three goals and three assists in Saturday night's 12-7 victory over No. 5 Pacific in Stockton.


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Hallock assisted on the go-ahead goal and posted his third score of the match during a five-goal Stanford run in the third quarter to give the Cardinal an 11-6 lead over the Tigers.

The freshman leads Stanford in scoring with 29 goals on the season. He has scored at least one goal in all 11 matches this year, with multiple scores in nine contests.

Hallock also earned MPSF Newcomer of the Week honors on Sept. 4, following an 11-goal performance during the first week of the season.

No. 4 Stanford (8-3) begins a four-match homestand on Saturday with a 4 p.m. match against No. 8 Santa Barbara at Avery Aquatic Center.

Gauchos coach Wolf Wigo was a four-time All-American at Stanford. Freshman Tiago Bonchristiano is a Menlo School grad. He's yet to see any action during the regular season.

Men's tennis

The Stanford doubles team of Sameer Kumar and Michael Genender posted back-to-back victories over top-25 opponents to reach the semifinals of the consolation bracket at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa on Sunday.

In a wild semifinal tussle with the No. 29-ranked doubles team of Christopher Kougoucheff and Parker Wynn, the teams traded sets with Louisville prevailing 10-5 in the super tiebreaker.

Girls golf

Redwood Shores resident Lucy Li birdied the final hole to win The PING Invitational at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. by one stroke at 8-under-par 208, the second-best mark in the history of the Girls Division.

Li outlasted a strong effort from Gina Kim of Chapel Hill, N.C. to hang on for the victory. Kim also birdied the final hole and both girls finished with a final-round 5-under 67.

Li won her second Invitational of the year after winning the ANA Junior Inspiration in March. Kim finished in second at 7-under-par 209, a mark that would have won the tournament in 10 out of the 12 years.

Amari Avery of Riverside, California, finished in solo third at 2-under-par 214. Hailey Jones of Dallas, and Brianna Navarrosa of San Diego, finished in fourth and fifth, respectively.

The NCAA Division I men's golf championships will be held at Karsten Creek.

In the West Bay Athletic League, Menlo School and Castilleja postponed a league match Monday due to poor air quality. There is no makeup date yet.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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