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Menlo boys water polo power past Mitty in WCAL match

 
Minhee Chung scored six goals in Castilleja's 12-2 win over Menlo-Atherton. Photo by David Lewis.

Greg Hilderbrand scored nine goals and the Menlo School boys water polo team dumped host Mitty 14-6 in a West Catholic Athletic League contest on Wednesday.

Jack Murad and Sebastian Chan each added two goals for the Knights (12-4, 3-2), who host San Ramon Valley at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Menlo stared slowly but once the Knights got going, they were difficult to stop. They scored seven goals in the third period to break open a close game.

Josh Poulos and Zayd Mahmound each played a half and each recorded eight saves.

Sacred Heart Prep's game with host Bellarmine was postponed due to a potential power outage in San Jose. The Gators (10-2, 4-0) have a scheduled 5:30 p.m. game next Wednesday at home against Valley Christian.

Girls water polo

Minhee Chung scored six goals and added an assist as Castilleja moved closer to clinching its fifth straight Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division title with a 12-2 victory over visiting Menlo-Atherton on Wednesday.

Sutchie Ofori-Nyako recorded eight saves for the Gators (12-5, 9-0), who are two games up on the second-place Bears with three remaining to play. Castilleja could clinch at least a tie for the title when it travels to play Carlmont at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Georgia Hutchinson added two goals and Gabby Lewis made three steals, scored once and added two assists.

Sophie Golub scored five goals and added four assists to help Menlo beat visiting Mitty 15-10 in a WCAL match Wednesday.

Rusha Bhat and Sydney Bianchi each added two goals and three assists for the Knights (8-8, 3-2), who visit Los Altos for a 10 a.m. game Saturday. Freshmen Erica Fenyo and Malia Chavinson contributed two goals apiece.

Sacred Heart Prep's game with visiting Presentation was postponed due to a potential power outage in San Jose. The Gators (12-2, 3-0) are scheduled to host San Ramon Valley in a nonleague match at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Woodside lost to visiting Notre Dame Belmont 10-4 in a nonleague game. The Wildcats are scheduled to host Half Moon Bay in a PAL match at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Tigers travel to Menlo-Atherton for a 5 p.m. match.

Girls golf

Menlo-Atherton clinched the Peninsula Athletic League regular-season title Wednesday with its slim 232-233 victory over Carlmont on the Poplar Creek Golf Course.

Carlmont's Viveka Kurup earned medalist honors with a round of 37 but the Bears were able to bunch their scores just enough.

Nathalie Benrey led M-A with a round of 41, which included a birdie on No. 6. Joanne Yuh scored a 42 and birdied the eighth hole.

Katie Spivakovsky (43) and Stella Kaval (52) each matched their season low score and Brynn Baker and Triana Devaux each shot 54s.

The Bears (10-0) are three matches up on both Carlmont and San Mateo with two matches remaining before the PAL golf tournament on Oct. 22, also at Poplar Creek.

Gianna Inguagiato earned medalist honors with a 3-under 33, which included four birdies over nine holes, but it wasn't enough as Menlo lost to Harker 191-204 in a WBAL match at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club on Wednesday.

Senior Vikki Xu fired a 37, while senior Sulwen Ma and sophomore Taylor Baik each carded 40s. Junior Sarah Fujimori and senior Samantha Stevens finished with 54 and 57, respectively.

The Knights (9-1) meet Castilleja at Stanford Golf Course next Wednesday.

Mercy Burlingame (5-3) defeated Notre Dame San Jose on Wednesday, 227-242, in a West Bay Athletic League match at San Jose Muni.

Mercy's Maya Zeidan earned medalist honors with a round of 39. She was followed by Brooke Barron (40) and Anais Ko (45).

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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