Menlo College volleyball has another winning tuneup

Stanford men's polo reach semifinals of NorCal Invitational

Alix Klineman recorded 13 kills as the Stanford women's volleyball team beat host USF, 25-7, 25-16, 25-20, on Saturday night as part of the Pac-10/WCC challenge.

The top-ranked Cardinal (9-0) travels to Tempe to open the Pac-10 season Friday against Arizona State.

Redshirt freshman Charlotte Brown recorded a career-best eight kills on 10 attempts with one error for a .700 attack percentage.

In Atherton, Stephenie Monderine had 10 kills and recorded a .500 hitting percentage as the Menlo College women's volleyball defeated visiting UC Merced, 25-7, 25-16, 25-12, in a nonconference match on Saturday.

Selina Bumb added seven kills and Amanda Sutter had six for the Oaks (3-9), who have won three of their past four matches.

Menlo opens Cal Pac Conference play Friday against visiting Holy Names at 7 p.m.


Menlo College dropped a 32-13 decision to host Humboldt State Saturday in a nonconference contest.

The Lumberjacks scored the game's first 25 points before Menlo (2-1) responded in the fourth quarter.

Menlo got on the scoreboard with an 18-play, 85-yard scoring drive that spanned the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth.

Payton Bell got the drive started with five carries for 15 yards before quarterback Cruz Castillo went to work, completing short passes to freshmen Cody McGuffie and Michael Alexander.

Consecutive completions to Kenny Cavness moved the ball another 23 yards into the red zone, where Castillo ran for eight yards prior to connected with running back Andrew Stevens for an 11-yard touchdown pass to make the score 25-7.

Following a 50-yard touchdown run by Humboldt State running back Lyndon Rowells, the Oaks put the game's final points on the scoreboard.

Castillo started the drive with a four-yard completion before freshman Tyler Congdon stepped into his place to finish the drive. Congdon ran twice for 15 yards and completed a short pass to Dimitri Vigil to set up a five-yard touchdown pass to fellow freshman Rashaad Smith with 58 seconds left in the game.

Menlo travels to Southern Oregon for a nonconference game next Saturday.

Men's golf

Stanford's Andrew Yun shot a second-round 2-under-68 and is in a third-place tie at the Fighting Illini Invite with one round remaining.

The Cardinal shot a team score of 288 on Saturday and remains in eighth place with a 575. Florida took over sole possession of first place with a two-round total of 560.

Men's water polo

Jacob Smith scored three goals as No. 4 Stanford edged No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, 7-6, in the second round of the NorCal Invitational in Berkeley on Saturday.

Sage Wright added two goals for the Cardinal (4-0), which meets UCLA Sunday afternoon in a semifinal match.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Paul Rudolph and Jeffrey Schwimer also scored for Stanford.

Travis Noll scored three goals in Stanford's 13-5 opening win over UC Davis. Wright and Smith each added a pair of goals.

Menlo School grad Ben Hohl scored four goals for the Bruins in their 10-7 victory over Pacific to advance into the semifinals.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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