Gunn grad Zhou, Paly grad Xie lead Harvard golf to tourney title


Gunn grad Anna Zhou fired a three-round total of 223 to earn medalist honors at the Lady Blue Hen Invitational over the weekend at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

She helped the Harvard women's golf team win the team title with a 920, 10 strokes better than host Delaware, which placed second.

Michelle Xie

Anna Zhou
Palo Alto grad Michelle Xie, Zhou's teammate at Harvard, placed fourth with a final round of 72 to move up 10 spots on the leaderboard. Her 3-round total was 229.

Xie was the medalist of the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club for the Crimson, firing a three-round total of 214 that began with a tourney-best round of 68. Zhou placed 13th.

Harvard opened the year with a team victory at the Navy Fall Invitational in Annapolis. Xie was eighth and Zhou 17th in tourney. Zhou placed third and Xie was 18th at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate.

Gunn grad and Harvard freshman Gillian Meeks and the Crimson women's cross country team compete Saturday at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Princeton at West Windsor Fields.

Meeks finished 48th in the women's open division at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in her most recent action.

Sophomore Emily Aiken also runs for Harvard.

Former Titans star Andy Zhao opened the season 4-1 in singles play for the Harvard men's tennis team. He led the Crimson with 17 victories as a freshman last year.

Sacred Heart Prep

Washington sophomore linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven continues to help the fourth-ranked Huskies remain in contention for a spot in the FBS playoffs.

He has seven tackles in his last two games and has 19 on the season. The undefeated Huskies (7-0) play at Utah on Saturday.

Menlo School

Dartmouth QB Jack Heneghan completed 13 passes for 242 yards and a TD in a 9-7 loss to Columbia​.

Johns Hopkins goalie John Wilson had 15 saves, three steals and an assist, and fellow Menlo alum Andreas Katsis '15 had two assists against St. Francis-Brooklyn​ in the Rodeo Tournament​.

​Johns Hopkins lost all four matches - three against ranked teams- but Katsis finished with five goals and two assists. Spencer Witte tallied a career-high nine saves against UC-Davis and six saves, three assists against San Jose State in the ams tournament.

Tufts outside/opposite hitter Maddie Stewart recorded eight kills, hitting .400, and three digs in a three-set win over Babson and had 10 kills, five blocks and an ace in a five-set win over MIT in the New England Challenge. Tufts is 21-2 overall.

Brown libero Melissa Cairo had 19 digs, and sophomore Elisa Merten posted 12 assists, seven kills and seven digs in a 3-1 loss to Yale.

Cairo had 9 digs and Merten 12 assists in a three-set loss top Penn. Cairo had her 15th consecutive match with double-digit digs with 18 against Princeton while co-captain Emma Thygesen added nine more.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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