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Sacred Heart Prep boys, girls both win in WCAL water polo

Luke Johnston scored five goals in helping the Sacred Heart Prep boys water polo team down host Mitty 13-7 in a West Catholic Athletic League contest on Wednesday.

Luke Weigle added two goals and an assist for the Gators (5-1, 2-0), who host St. Ignatius in a league match next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Mitty drew within 8-6 late in the third quarter before goals from Isaac Rotenberg, Andrew Plaschke, Weigle and Johnston opened a six-goal lead with 3:57 remaining to play.

Menlo school scored with 10 seconds left in regulation to tie its WCAL match with visiting Bellarmine but the Bells went on to win 16-12 in overtime.

Noah Housenbold scored five times to lead the Knights (6-2, 0-2), who host Valley Christian in a league match next Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

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"Our focus was how to win back momentum in a game when it changes," said Menlo coach Jack Bowen, "and we did that twice."

Menlo regained possession after tying the game and, following a timeout, the first shot ricocheted off the cross bar and then the second try missed the cage, leading to overtime.

"By the time we got to overtime, without Jack King (who fouled out earl in the contest) in the majority of the game, we lost some steam," Bowen said. "But I'm really proud of the work we did this past week in training and I know the team is ready to continue this focus, especially with it being so early in the season."

Bellarmine improved to 10-9 against the Knights in a rivalry that spans 20 years, though this was the first time the teams faced each other in a league contest.

Greg Hilderbrand recorded five assists and earned three ejections and Jack Murad added a pair of steals for Menlo.

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Girls water polo

Alexandra Szczerba scored four goals and Sacred Heart Prep downed visiting Mitty 16-3 in a WCAL match on Wednesday.

Margot Gibbons and Annabel Facey each added three goals for the Gators (7-0, 2-0), who are one of 16 teams entered in the Amanda MacDonald Memorial Tournament, hosted by Menlo School, beginning Saturday.

SHP opens Friday with a 1 p.m. game against Woodside at Menlo-Atherton.

Ella Woodhead scored twice in the opening 1:16 of the second half to spark a 10-0 run for SHP and put the game out of reach. Isabella Bachler and Eleanor Facey each added a pair of goals.

Rusha Bhat scored four goals and recorded three steals as Menlo topped host Presentation 7-4 in another WCAL match.

Junior Hope Isaacson and freshman Nyla Sharma combined for 10 saves for the Knights (4-3, 1-1), who play in their own tourney beginning Friday.

Girls tennis

Allison Browne won her match at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and the Menlo-Atherton girls tennis team topped visiting Sacred Heart Prep 6-1 in a nonleague match Wednesday.

Ava Martin and Charlie Smith also won matches for the Bears (4-4, 1-1), who host Carlmont at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Sacred Heart Prep (4-3) hosts Mitty in a nonleague match at 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

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Sacred Heart Prep boys, girls both win in WCAL water polo

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Luke Johnston scored five goals in helping the Sacred Heart Prep boys water polo team down host Mitty 13-7 in a West Catholic Athletic League contest on Wednesday.

Luke Weigle added two goals and an assist for the Gators (5-1, 2-0), who host St. Ignatius in a league match next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Mitty drew within 8-6 late in the third quarter before goals from Isaac Rotenberg, Andrew Plaschke, Weigle and Johnston opened a six-goal lead with 3:57 remaining to play.

Menlo school scored with 10 seconds left in regulation to tie its WCAL match with visiting Bellarmine but the Bells went on to win 16-12 in overtime.

Noah Housenbold scored five times to lead the Knights (6-2, 0-2), who host Valley Christian in a league match next Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

"Our focus was how to win back momentum in a game when it changes," said Menlo coach Jack Bowen, "and we did that twice."

Menlo regained possession after tying the game and, following a timeout, the first shot ricocheted off the cross bar and then the second try missed the cage, leading to overtime.

"By the time we got to overtime, without Jack King (who fouled out earl in the contest) in the majority of the game, we lost some steam," Bowen said. "But I'm really proud of the work we did this past week in training and I know the team is ready to continue this focus, especially with it being so early in the season."

Bellarmine improved to 10-9 against the Knights in a rivalry that spans 20 years, though this was the first time the teams faced each other in a league contest.

Greg Hilderbrand recorded five assists and earned three ejections and Jack Murad added a pair of steals for Menlo.

Girls water polo

Alexandra Szczerba scored four goals and Sacred Heart Prep downed visiting Mitty 16-3 in a WCAL match on Wednesday.

Margot Gibbons and Annabel Facey each added three goals for the Gators (7-0, 2-0), who are one of 16 teams entered in the Amanda MacDonald Memorial Tournament, hosted by Menlo School, beginning Saturday.

SHP opens Friday with a 1 p.m. game against Woodside at Menlo-Atherton.

Ella Woodhead scored twice in the opening 1:16 of the second half to spark a 10-0 run for SHP and put the game out of reach. Isabella Bachler and Eleanor Facey each added a pair of goals.

Rusha Bhat scored four goals and recorded three steals as Menlo topped host Presentation 7-4 in another WCAL match.

Junior Hope Isaacson and freshman Nyla Sharma combined for 10 saves for the Knights (4-3, 1-1), who play in their own tourney beginning Friday.

Girls tennis

Allison Browne won her match at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and the Menlo-Atherton girls tennis team topped visiting Sacred Heart Prep 6-1 in a nonleague match Wednesday.

Ava Martin and Charlie Smith also won matches for the Bears (4-4, 1-1), who host Carlmont at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Sacred Heart Prep (4-3) hosts Mitty in a nonleague match at 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

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