Aug. 17, 2004
Athens, Greece -
Three Stanford Olympians combined for seven goals in a 9-6 win for Team USA over Kazakhstan in an Olympic men's water polo Group A Preliminary match on Tuesday. Wolf Wigo (1993-96 at Stanford) led the way with a game-high four goals, while Tony Azevedo (a senior at Stanford in 2004-05) put two in the back of the net and Lance Beaubien (1996-99 at Stanford) added a goal. Team USA is now 2-0 at the Olympics and next plays Hungary in Group A Preliminary action on Thursday.
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Other Stanford associates competing Tuesday at the Olympics included Bob Bryan (men's tennis), Mike Bryan (men's tennis), Julie Foudy (women's soccer), Dana Kirk (women's swimming), Jessica Mendoza (women's softball), Jamie Schroeder (men's rowing) and Kerri Walsh (women's beach volleyball).
Bob and Mike Bryan disposed of Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov of Belarus in the Round of 16 with a straight set 6-3, 6-3 win to move on to the quarterfinals on Thursday, August 19, where the twin brothers will face Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu of Chile.
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Foudy assisted on Team USA's only goal by Kristine Lilly and logged another full 90-minute effort for the American women's soccer team during a 1-1 tie versus Australia in a Preliminary Group G contest. Team USA finished 2-0-1 in Group G play, securing the top spot in the group to advance to a quarterfinal match versus Japan on Friday, August 20.
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Kirk (Stanford junior in 2004-05) just missed qualifying for the finals in the 200 fly by one spot and .22 seconds with a ninth-place overall finish in the semifinals (fourth in her semifinal) with a time of 2:10.69. Earlier in the day, she had placed 12th overall in the heats and third in her heat with a time of 2:11.96.
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Mendoza (1999-2002 at Stanford) made her fourth consecutive start in left field for the Team USA women's softball squad as the unbeaten Americans won their fourth straight game at the 2004 Olympics and their 74th overall with a 4-0 victory over China. Mendoza finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Tuesday's win. Canada will be the next team to challenge the American streak in another Preliminary Game on Wednesday, August 18.
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After finishing last in a four-boat heat this past Saturday, Schroeder and the men's four USA Rowing squad recovered for a second-place showing in a four-boat repechage in a time of 5:58.13, moving on to the semifinals on Wednesday, August 18. More Olympic rowing coverage...
Walsh (1997-2000 at Stanford) and playing partner Misty May, the top-seeded women's beach volleyball team at the 2004 Olympics, improved to 2-0 in Athens with a straight game victory over Marrit Leenstra and Rebekka Kadijk of the Netherlands. Walsh and May won the first game by a score of 21-11 and won 21-13 in game two, outscoring their opponents by a combined 42-24 score in a match that lasted just 33 minutes. Walsh and May close out Preliminary Pool A play Thursday against the Czech Republic's Eva Celbova and Sona Novakova.
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Current Stanford head coaches Richard Quick (women's swimming) and John Rittman (women's softball) continued their assignments as Olympic assistants, while former Stanford men's tennis player Patrick McEnroe (1985-88 at Stanford) also continued his tenure as the head coach for the USA Men's Tennis Team.
Stanford Olympians Scheduled To Compete On Wednesday, August 18
Olympian - Sport ... Event (Scheduled Television Broadcast)
Caroline Bruce - Women's Swimming ... 200 Breast (NBC, 8 pm, PT)
Margie Dingeldein - Women's Water Polo (USA, 9 am, PT)
Ellen Estes - Women's Water Polo (USA, 9 am, PT)
Jackie Frank - Women's Water Polo (USA, 9 am, PT)
Kristin Heaston - Women's Track And Field ... Shot Put (NBC, 2 pm, PT)
Sabrina Kolker (Canada) - Women's Rowing ... Women's Eight (MSNBC, 2 am, PT)
Jessica Mendoza - Women's Softball (MSNBC, 10 am, PT)
Ogonna Nnamani - Women's Volleyball (NBC, 12:35 am, PT, on Thursday, August 19)
Markus Rogan - Men's Swimming ... 200 Back (NBC, 1 pm/8 pm, PT)
Jamie Schroeder - Men's Rowing ... Men's Four Semifinals (MSNBC, 3 am, PT)
Jenny Thompson - Women's Swimming ... 4x200 Meter Free Relay (NBC, 8 pm, PT)
Christine Thorburn - Women's Cycling ... Time Trial (NBC, broadcast beginning at 2 pm, PT)
Logan Tom - Women's Volleyball (NBC, 12:35 am, PT, on Thursday, August 19)
Brenda Villa - Women's Water Polo (USA, 9 am, PT)