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Espinosa, Villeneuve help Brown men capture Ivy League water polo title

With Palo Alto native Toby Espinosa and Atherton resident Grant Villeneuve both contributing, the Brown University men's water polo team defeated Harvard, 15-5, and went on to dominate Princeton, 16-5, to claim top honors at the Ivy Championships hosted at Harvard last weekend in Cambridge, Mass.

Villeneuve had a goal in the title-clinching win over Princeton on Sunday and added a goal in the win over Harvard, as did Espinosa, a Menlo School grad. Villeneuve played at Sacred Heart Prep but graduated from Deerfield Prep Academy.

Palo Alto High grad Tim Wenzlau and Sacred Heart Prep grad Connor Still each scored once for nationally No. 14-ranked Princeton.

Espinosa will be one of three seniors honored on Tuesday night when prior to the Bears taking on MIT at Wheaton College.

Princeton (17-8) will host the CWPA Southern Championships this weekend.

Women's volleyball

Needing a victory to keep within one match of Yale, Princeton recorded a crucial 3-1 victory over host Harvard in Ivy League action on Saturday night in Cambridge, Mass.

Princeton claimed a tight two-point win in the opening set and used that momentum for a 25-23, 25-13, 17-25, 25-16 victory. Palo Alto High grad Hillary Ford, a senior libero, had 17 digs for the Tigers (8-2, 15-7).

Ford also had 17 digs in a 25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15 loss to Dartmouth on Friday, which knocked the Tigers into second place.

Princeton will play for a share of first place this weekend when it visits Brown and Yale, needing wins in both matches to earn a co-lead with Yale.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Edward
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Nov 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

I don't see what their being 'brown' has to do with any thing! I thought we'd moved past judging people by the color of their skin. I mean, this is unacceptable. This sort of behavior just makes things worse ... why if it was up to me I take this reporter and ... What? What? Ohhh ... never mind.


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