Locals contribute to Stanford water polo sweep

Cardinal wrestlers fit to be tied in Pac-10 match against Cal State Fullerton

Sacred Heart Prep grads Pallavi Menon and Vee Dunlevie combined to score six goals as the Stanford women's water polo team continued its successful run through the NorCal Invitational with a 16-2 win over Cal State Monterey Bay on Sunday in Berkeley.

The local duo of Menlo-Atherton grad Kelly Eaton and Menlo School Kim Krueger each scored twice in Stanford's 19-8 victory over Pacific later in the day.

The top-ranked Cardinal (3-0) hosts the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Stanford meets Michigan at 8:30 a.m. and No. 2 USC at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Eight of the top 10 teams, including the top six, are entered in the tournament.

Junior Kim Hall and freshman Kate Baldoni shared goalkeeping duties, which both playing in each contest at Berkeley.

Sophomore Mimi Bury and freshman Alexis Lee each added three goals in the win over the Otters, while sophomores Melissa Seidermann and Alyssa Lo each had three against the Tigers.

Freshmen Victoria Kennedy and Annika Dries each added a pair of goals against Pacific.


Freshman Ryan Mango recorded an upset at 125 pounds, beating 19th-ranked Andrew Gonzalez, 8-5, to help Stanford tie visiting Cal State Fullerton, 20-20, in a Pac-10 meet Sunday.

Mango recovered from a 5-1 deficit early in the third period with a pair of takedowns and a near fall.

At 133 pounds, redshirt junior Justin Paulsen recorded a major decision, 11-3, over Aaron Navarrete to give Stanford a 20-12 lead.

Redshirt sophomore Nick Amuchastegui recorded a pin at 165 pounds and is 14-1 in dual matches, 24-4 overall.

Women's squash

Pamela Chua recorded the only win at No. 2 singles as sixth-ranked Stanford fell to top-ranked Harvard, 8-1, Sunday in Cambridge.

The Cardinal (6-5) will compete at the Howe Cup, the equivalent of the national championship, beginning Feb. 26 at Yale.

Women's fencing

Stanford lost its first round on Sunday and then came back to win three straight at the Northwestern Duals in Evanston, IL.

The host Wildcats beat Stanford, 19-8, before the Cardinal topped Detroit, 21-6, Johns Hopkins, 18-9 and Cleveland State, 26-1.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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