Pepperdine Men’s Water Polo Drops to Stanford

(Malibu, Ca) The tenth-ranked Pepperdine men’s water polo team got goals from five different Waves in its 13-7 loss to No. 4 Stanford on Sunday at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. Sean Ferrari and Sam Paur each had two goals for the Waves.

The Waves (6-4) limited the Cardinal (7-0) to just two goals in the first quarter, but the Cardinal bounced back to score five in the second.


After a solid defensive first four minutes of the game, Stanford jumped out to a 1-0 lead before George Mooney(Whittier, Calif./La Serna HS) answered to tie the game at one. The Cardinal scored one more goal in the period to take a 2-1 lead into the second.

In the second quarter, Stanford scored two goals in a row to start the period before Chris Dilworth(Thousand Oaks, Calif./Thousand Oaks HS) buried a ball in the net to bring the lead to within two. Paur (Poway, Calif./Poway HS) got his first of two goals after another Stanford goal. The Cardinal scored three goals in a row to end the quarter with a 7-3 lead.

The Waves got on the board first in the fourth quarter, thanks to Paur’s second goal of the afternoon. Keeper John Claude Marco(Atherton, Calif./Sacred Heart Prep) had 13 saves on the day, none bigger than the three five-meter penalty saves he had in the third quarter. Stanford scored the final two goals of the quarter, moving to the fourth with a 9-4 lead over the Waves.

The fourth quarter saw the Waves get three goals, the most of any quarter on the day. Ferrari (Redwood City, Calif./St. Francis HS) had two back-to-back goals, and Ian Holder (Yorba Linda, Calif./Beckman HS) had one goal of his own. Stanford had four goals in the final period to take the game.



Scoring- PEPP: 1—2—1—3—7 ; STAN: 2—5—2—4—13

Goals- PEPP: Ferrari (2), Paur (2), Dilworth, Holder, Mooney ; STAN: Williams (6), Abramson (2), Seybold (2), Rossman, D. Woodhead, Q. Woodhead

Saves- PEPP: Marco-13 ; STAN: Lewis-17


The Waves are back in action on Sunday, Sept. 30, taking on the Golden Bears of Cal at home. The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.

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Players Mentioned

#14 Chris Dilworth

C 6′ 4″ 250 lbs Senior

#10 Ian Holder

ATK 6′ 0″ 180 lbs Sophomore

#1 John Claude Marco

GK 6′ 4″ 215 lbs Sophomore

#11 George Mooney

UTL 6′ 2″ 185 lbs Junior

#20 Sam Paur

UTL 6′ 6″ 220 lbs Redshirt Senior

#8 Sean Ferrari

ATK/UTL6′ 3″175 lbsFreshman


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