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Sports - September 27, 2019

Sports Shorts

PREP REPORT . . . Senior Sydney Bianchi scored four goals and recorded five steals as Menlo School beat host Valley Christian 12-6 in a WCAL girls water polo contest. Senior Sophie Golub and sophomore Rusha Bhat each scored three goals and had two assists for the Knights (8-5, 2-1), who host defending Central Coast Section Open Division champion Leland in a nonleague match on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Junior Hope Isaacson recorded six saves for Menlo . . .

Sophomore Nathalie Benrey earned medalist honors, shooting a 9-hole total of 37, to help Menlo-Atherton record its low score of the season in beating San Mateo 222-238 at Poplar Creek Golf Course. Joanne Yuh fired a 41 and Katie Spivakovsky shot a 44 for the Bears (8-0), who host Aragon at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, with tee time scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Triana Devaux and Angelina Heller were instrumental in M-A's low score of the season as they each posted a season best round of 50. In the West Bay Athletic League, Castilleja won its second straight match, beating Notre Dame Belmont 254-276 at Baylands Golf Links. The Gators (3-4) travels to San Jose Muni to meet Notre Dame San Jose at 3 p.m. Monday . . . Woodside is forfeiting its PAL Lake Division football game scheduled for Friday with Burlingame due to a lack of healthy players. Going into the season Woodside coach Justin Andrews was actually cautiously hopeful that what he saw as his team's improved depth would help withstand the issues associated with a lack of numbers that the team encountered the past several years. But a rash of early-season injuries has torpedoed that hope. Last week at Seaside, with his team down to 17 able players, Andrews requested the fourth quarter not be played. So the game concluded as a 28-0 Seaside win, the score after three quarters. "I've never seen anything like this,'' Andrews said. "We have four to five people in casts, others in slings with shoulder injuries, others on crutches with ankle injuries and we have two kids in concussion protocol. Each week we get two back and lose four more.'' With this week's game called off and a bye next week, Andrews is hopeful of having a much healthier team in time for the start of Peninsula Athletic League Lake Division play Oct. 11. "By the time the league schedule rolls around we could look like a completely different team,'' Andrews said. "It will be like a brand new season for us.''

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