Native water polo standouts flip in sturdy performances for Stanford, USC – Marin Impartial Journal
Wyatt Barker, a former Redwood High star, scored four goals for the USC Men’s No. 4 water polo team in Sunday’s 9-4 win over UCLA No. 2.
Barker, a senior, scored three of the Trojan’s four goals in the fourth period. The win helped the Trojans recover from two straight defeats at Cal # 1 and Stanford # 3 on Saturday.
The Trojans are now a total of 4-7 in the season and 3-7 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playing with the MPSF championship tournament starting March 5th.
In another weekend MPSF action, Quinn Woodhead, a former outstanding Drake High player, scored five goals for the No. 3 Stanford in three weekend games. Woodhead scored one goal in both the Cardinal’s 11-10 loss to No. 2 UCLA as well as in a 15-9 win over USC No. 4 on Saturday before scoring three goals in a 17-10 win over Cal No. 1 on Sunday.
Woodhead is now third on the team with 10 goals this season. Stanford is 3-3 in the season and will go into the MPSF tournament.
Sanchez receives weekly award
Brian Sanchez, a junior midfielder for the Dominican men’s soccer team, was named PacWest Northern California Pod Player of the Week Monday after leading the Penguins to their first win of the season.
Sanchez scored two goals in the Dominicans’ 2-1 win over Holy Names on Tuesday, both from penalties. His two results make him the current team leader for goals this season for the Penguins (1-3), who will host Fresno Pacific next Thursday.
The Dominican women’s golf team scored the third-lowest score in program history on Monday in the first round of the Bay Area Invitational Tournament at Monarch Bay Golf Club.
As a team, the penguins shot a 19-over-307 and are in third place behind Biola (13-over-301) and Point Loma (10-over-298). The senior Emily Lichty and the newcomer Lauren Parayno went 3 to 75 on the penguins and thus took fifth place in the individual ranking.
Sophomore Claire Shubin was just behind with a 5-over 77 and finished eleventh.
- After the first two rounds of its season opener at the Bay Area Invitational at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward on Monday, the Dominican men’s golf team is in third place. The penguins opened the day hot and were connected to the Academy of Art for the first time after shooting a 16-over-304 on the first round, but faded away with a 26-over-314 on the second round. They are currently affiliated with Montana State. Settlements go to the final round on Tuesday. Senior Matt Fry is currently in 4th place on the singles rankings after shooting a 3-under-69 in the first round and a 6-over-78 in the second. Newcomer Elliot Nielsen is 10 over 154 in 10th place.
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