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Aleksa Saponjic
Courtesy: GoldenBearSports.com
No. 5 Cal Falls to No. 4 Stanford, 14-8, at SoCal
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/12/2013

IRVINE, CALIF. – Despite three goals from junior Aleksa Saponjic, the No. 5 Cal men’s water polo team (9-4) dropped a 14-8 decision to No. 4 Stanford in the Golden Bears’ second match of the SoCal Invitational in Irvine on Saturday (Oct. 12). Kirk Everist’s squad will next face host UC Irvine at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Cal was outscored 6-2 in the first half by the Cardinal and was not able to recover. Besides Saponjic’s three goals, sophomore Colin Mulcahy added two goals. Senior goalie Michael Boggan finished with eight saves.

Earlier Saturday, Cal defeated UC San Diego, 13-7, in a SoCal Invite first round match.

California 1 1 3 3 -- 8

Stanford 3 3 3 5 --- 14

Cal: Aleksa Saponjic 3, Colin Mulcahy 2, Max Schell, Collin Smith, Hunter Gettelfinger.

Stan: Bret Bonanni 4, BJ Churnside 4, Connor Cleary 3, Nick Hoversten, Forrest Watkins, Paul

Rudolph.

Saves: Michael Boggan (Cal) 8; Drew Holland (Stan) 6.

FIRST QUARTER SCORING

7:03 – Watkins, Stan (EM) 0-1

5:53 – Saponjic, Cal (EM) 1-1

2:03 – Churnside, Stan 1-2

:58 – Hoversten, Stan 1-3

SECOND QUARTER SCORING

6:02 – Cleary, Stan 1-4

4:53 – Churnside, Stan 1-5

4:12 – Schell, Cal (EM) 2-5

:03 – Cleary, Stan (EM) 2-6

THIRD QUARTER SCORING

6:31 – Saponjic, Cal (EM) 3-6

5:32 – Rudolph, Stan 3-7

4:15 – Churnside, Stan 3-8

3:19 – Bonanni, Stan (EM) 3-9

2:07 – Mulcahy, Cal (EM) 4-9

:16 – Saponjic, Cal (EM) 5-9

FOURTH QUARTER SCORING

7:15 – Bonanni, Stan (PS) 5-10

6:55 – Smith, Cal 6-10

6:48 – Bonanni, Stan 6-11

5:36 – Churnside, Stan (EM) 6-12

5:02 – Mulcahy, Cal (EM) 7-12

3:27 – Cleary, Stan 7-13

2:25 – Gettelfinger, Cal 8-13

1:08 – Bonanni, Stan (EM) 8-14


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