The top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team began its quest for a national championship by dominating the Michigan Kickoff in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Cardinal defeated Hartwick, Loyola Marymount, Indiana and Michigan by a combined score of 57-10 in the two-day tournament.
The matches were Stanford’s first of the year and should serve as a good tune-up for a schedule that will soon get much more difficult.
Junior driver Pallavi Menon led the Cardinal with nine goals on the weekend. Junior two-meter Melissa Seidemann had seven goals, and drivers sophomore Jillian Garton and freshman driver Kaley Dodson had six goals each.
Three Cardinal goalkeepers—seniors Kim Hall and Amber Oland and sophomore Kate Baldoni—split time in the net over the weekend.