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Sacred Heart Prep boys water polo advance to semis of South Coast

M-A girls win at Woodbridge cross country

Sacred Heart Prep beat Cathedral Catholic 16-6 Friday in the quarterfinals of the South Coast Invitational. Photo taken Sept. 3, 2021 by Rick Eymer.

Gavin West scored three times and added four assists and the Sacred Heart Prep boys water polo team downed Cathedral Catholic 16-6 in the quarterfinals of the South Coast Invitational on Friday.

Luke Johnston scored four goals for the Gators (3-0), who meet overall No. 2 seed Mater Dei in Friday's semifinal at 11:45 a.m. SHP is seeded third overall. Huntington Beach is the top overall seed.

Will Swart added three goals and two assists and Jack Vort had three goals and one assist. Hassan Hove scored twice.

The Dons held a 3-2 advantage after the first period Johnston tied it with a goal early in the second period, which sparked a nine-goal run that put the Gators ahead 11-3 midway through the third period.

Each team took 26 shots, with Cathedral Catholic taking 14 shots on goal. Griff Price stopped six of the 11 shots he faced (.545 save percentage) while Orlando Hernandez Alvarado stopped two of the three he faced.

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In a nonleague game, St. Francis lost to Miramonte 11-10 in overtime.

Cross country

The Menlo-Atherton girls won the red varsity B race at the Woodbridge Invitational on Friday. Photo taken Sept. 17, 2021 by John Hale.

Menlo-Atherton won the girls red varsity B race with 28 points at the Woodbridge Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Temecula Valley was second with 82.

M-A's Tatum Olesen was the individual winner. The sophomore finished in 18:03.1, four seconds ahead of the second-place runner.

M-A's Anne Pflaum, Katriona Briggs and Sofia Melani each placed among the top eight. Pflaum was fourth in 18:21.2, Briggs was seventh in 18:31.9 and Melani was eighth in 18:37.6.

Menlo's Grace Tang placed 22nd in the girls white varsity A race. She was timed in 19:54.8.

Menlo's contingent at Woodbridge (l. to r.) Alex Boesch, Will Hauser, Aiden Deffner, Jared Saal, Landon Pretre, Nik Khuntia, Grace Tang and Justin Pretre. Photo taken Sept. 17, 2021 by Tina Lount.

The Menlo boys were second in the white varsity A meet with 93 points. Cathedral won with 80 points.

Individually, Menlo's Justin Pretre was second with a time of 15:18.6. Landon Pretre was 11th in 15:48.3.

The M-A boys were eighth in the red varsity B race with Aidan Doherty the team's top runner with a 22nd place finish in 16:12.3.

Girls volleyball

Jordan Amos-Grosser and Claire Sun each recorded eight kills and Castilleja beat Sequoia 25-20, 25-14, 20-25, 25-13 in a nonleague match.

Devin Nuckles recorded a team-high 13 digs while Eveliena Pasmooij and Amos-Grosser each had nine. Pasmooij and Sun combined for 31 assists for the Gators (9-4), who are competing in the MVAL tournament Saturday.

Miraya Rehman and Hadley Nunn combined for 10 kills and four blocks.

St. Francis dropped a pair of matches at the prestigious Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas, falling to Sierra Canyon and Corner Canyon on Friday.

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Sacred Heart Prep boys water polo advance to semis of South Coast

M-A girls win at Woodbridge cross country

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Updated: Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 2:55 pm

Gavin West scored three times and added four assists and the Sacred Heart Prep boys water polo team downed Cathedral Catholic 16-6 in the quarterfinals of the South Coast Invitational on Friday.

Luke Johnston scored four goals for the Gators (3-0), who meet overall No. 2 seed Mater Dei in Friday's semifinal at 11:45 a.m. SHP is seeded third overall. Huntington Beach is the top overall seed.

Will Swart added three goals and two assists and Jack Vort had three goals and one assist. Hassan Hove scored twice.

The Dons held a 3-2 advantage after the first period Johnston tied it with a goal early in the second period, which sparked a nine-goal run that put the Gators ahead 11-3 midway through the third period.

Each team took 26 shots, with Cathedral Catholic taking 14 shots on goal. Griff Price stopped six of the 11 shots he faced (.545 save percentage) while Orlando Hernandez Alvarado stopped two of the three he faced.

In a nonleague game, St. Francis lost to Miramonte 11-10 in overtime.

Cross country

Menlo-Atherton won the girls red varsity B race with 28 points at the Woodbridge Cross Country Invitational on Friday. Temecula Valley was second with 82.

M-A's Tatum Olesen was the individual winner. The sophomore finished in 18:03.1, four seconds ahead of the second-place runner.

M-A's Anne Pflaum, Katriona Briggs and Sofia Melani each placed among the top eight. Pflaum was fourth in 18:21.2, Briggs was seventh in 18:31.9 and Melani was eighth in 18:37.6.

Menlo's Grace Tang placed 22nd in the girls white varsity A race. She was timed in 19:54.8.

The Menlo boys were second in the white varsity A meet with 93 points. Cathedral won with 80 points.

Individually, Menlo's Justin Pretre was second with a time of 15:18.6. Landon Pretre was 11th in 15:48.3.

The M-A boys were eighth in the red varsity B race with Aidan Doherty the team's top runner with a 22nd place finish in 16:12.3.

Girls volleyball

Jordan Amos-Grosser and Claire Sun each recorded eight kills and Castilleja beat Sequoia 25-20, 25-14, 20-25, 25-13 in a nonleague match.

Devin Nuckles recorded a team-high 13 digs while Eveliena Pasmooij and Amos-Grosser each had nine. Pasmooij and Sun combined for 31 assists for the Gators (9-4), who are competing in the MVAL tournament Saturday.

Miraya Rehman and Hadley Nunn combined for 10 kills and four blocks.

St. Francis dropped a pair of matches at the prestigious Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas, falling to Sierra Canyon and Corner Canyon on Friday.

Rick Eymer

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