Tiago Bonchristiano recorded 15 saves and the Menlo School boys' water polo team present coach Jack Bowen with his 400th career win, beating visiting Acalanes, 14-8, in a nonleague game Friday.
In front of a large home crowd, Menlo (15-0) successfully put its unbeaten record on the line against East Bay power Acalanes, and improved to 4-3 in the overall record between the two programs.
After a tight 6-4 first half, Menlo broke the game open, going on a 4-1 run. The team was led by Sam Untrecht on offense with 6 goals and Jayden Kunwar with 4 assists.
Defensively, Niko Bhatia led field players with 3 steals, while Bonchristiano added 4 steals to go with his 15 saves.
"It was just great to see goals from so many players," said Bowen, referring to the six players who scored. "And we played a tough, pressure team with a movement offense and were able to rely on our team defense and tough driving game the entire time. This is just a motivating group of guys to coach."
Next week, Menlo hosts another East Bay power, San Ramon Valley, and look to continue their unbeaten streak through the week.
Bowen has compiled a 400-110 overall record since 2000.
Priory (1-5, 2-9) beat host Pinewood, 13-25, 10-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-12, Friday in a West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division match.
Madeleine Escher recorded 18 kills and Alia Rubaie added 11 kills for Pinewood (2-4, 5-13).
Pinewood (2-0, 4-0) beat host Anzar, 46-14, in a Mission Trails League game Friday night.