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Stanford men win a pair of water polo matches Friday


No. 4 Stanford scored the first five goals and never looked back, en route to an 11-3 victory over No. 16 Bucknell in the first match of a Friday evening men's water polo doubleheader at Avery Aquatic Center.

Stanford (11-3), winners of five straight, beat Wagner, 20-5, in the night game.

Jared Stanley

Jackson Enright
Freshman Ben Hallock led the way offensively, scoring three of his game-high four goals in the first 11 minutes of the contest during Stanford's game-opening 5-0 run.

Palo Alto grad Jared Stanley has become an important player for the Bison (12-9), which lost its third straight following an 11-game winning streak.

Stanley recorded a pair of goals in a game against St. Francis-Brooklyn earlier in the week and had three assists in a win over Brown.

Bucknell stays in the Bay Area for a tournament at Santa Clara this weekend. The Bison meet Cal Baptist on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Brown beat Cal Baptist, 11-10, on Friday at Santa Clara. Menlo School grad James Thygesen plays for the Bears.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Jackson Enright drew a pair of exclusions and had two steals in Harvard's 11-10 win over the host Broncos.

Harvard is coached by former Castilleja coach Ted Minnis. Stanford grad Cassie Churnside is one of his assistants. Menlo grad Ben Wagner is also the roster.

Eight different members of the Cardinal scored as Stanford cruised to the victory over Wagner.

Senior Reid Chase and sophomore Bennett Williams paced the Cardinal, each with four goals. Senior Jackson Kimbell also posted a hat trick, while fellow senior Cody Smith, sophomores Dylan Woodhead and Nelson Perla-Ward, and freshman Ben Hallock each recorded two goals.

Stanford closes its four-game homestand on Saturday, hosting No. 7 Pepperdine at 1 p.m.

Men's golf

Stanford is eighth through 18 holes of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate contested at the tournament namesake's Lakeside Course.

The Cardinal recorded a 3-under 285 on Friday, the first of the three-day event.

Oklahoma State leads at 11-under. Nine of the 15 teams are ranked in the top 25.

Franklin Huang is sixth among individuals and paces Cardinal scorers. He had five birdies on the front nine, and bogeyed the par-4 10th, the only blemish on his scorecard.

Brandon Wu, tied for 25th, was 2-over through seven and birdied three of his next 11.

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