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No. 8 Spartans Push No. 4 Stanford

San Jose, Calif.----- For the first time since its return in 2015, the San Jose State University scored at least 10 goals against perennial men's water polo power Stanford.
            The Spartans also had several one-goal leads in the team's highest scoring first-quarter of the season before the Cardinal (17-5) pulled away for an 18-12 victory.
            The two teams combined for 12 goals and were tied, 6-6, after the first 8:00. Three unanswered Stanford goals propelled the Cardinal to an 11-8 halftime lead. San Jose State (15-14) was able to get as close as four goals twice in the second half.
            Bence Szabo was the Spartans' leading scorer with three goals. Mark Kis, Marko Radanovich, and Neil Arnett, one of three seniors honored in pre-match ceremonies, each added a pair.
            Stanford's Quinn Woodhead led all players in scoring with four goals.
            San Jose State goalkeeper Yahav Fire, who scored a goal at the end of the third quarter, was credited with six saves. Stanford goalkeeper Nolan Krutonog stopped 11 Spartan shots.
            San Jose State now turns its attention to the Golden Coast Conference Tournament beginning Friday, November 19. The Spartans' first round opponent will be Pepperdine. San Jose State won a pair of regular season contests against the Waves.
San Jose State University men's water polo
No. 8-San Jose State vs. No. 4-Stanford
SRAC Pool, San Jose, Calif.
November 13, 2021
Stanford (17-5)           6-5-3-4=18
San Jose State (15-14) 6-2-2-2=12
Goal scoring
Stanford – Quinn Woodhead, 4; Larsen Weigle, 3; A.J. Rossman, Beck Jurasius, Ethan Parrish, Walker Seymour, 2, each; Parker Killion, Andrew Chunukian, Ike Love, 1, each.
San Jose State – Bence Szabo, 3; Marko Radanovich, Mark Kis, Neil Arnett, 2, each; Adam Bado, Bende Pardi, Yahav Fire, 1, each.
Goalkeeper saves
Stanford – Nolan Krutonog, 11.
San Jose State – Yahav Fire, 6.
Stanford – 6.
San Jose State – 9.