Varsity Boys Water Polo

Sacred Heart Prep 14, Bellarmine 12

Date of competition: Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Avenging its only loss of the West Catholic Athletic League regular season, the Sacred Heart Prep boys' water polo team staged a big rally and eventually defeated rival Bellarmine, 14-12, in overtime to claim the WBAL playoff crown on Saturday night in Atherton. The victory gave the Gators the overall league crown, since there was a three-way tie first to end the regular season.

The Gators (16-10) trailed 9-2 early in the third quarter before rallying, with Bret Hinrichs scoring the game-tying goal to send the match to overtime. Zach Churukian gave SHP the lead for good in the second mandatory OT period. Both Hinrichs and Churukian finished with four goals each. Harrison Enright got the second goal in second OT to seal it. He finished with three goals.

Junior goalie Will Runkel had 12 saves for the Gators, who'll likely receive the No. 1 seed for the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs on Sunday.

West Catholic Athletic League playoffs
Championship at Sacred Heart Prep
Sacred Heart Prep 0 2 4 5 1 2 -- 14
Bellarmine 4 3 3 1 1 0 -- 12
SHP -- Churukian 4, B. Hinrichs 4, Enright 3, Holloway 2, McKevlvy
Bell -- Raineri 4, Reynolds 2, Godar 2, Schaaf, Hamilton, Quinlan, Wall
Records: Sacred Heart Prep 16-10

posted by Palo Alto Online on Nov 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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