Varsity Boys Water Polo

Menlo 8, Menlo-Atherton 4

Date of competition: Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Menlo opened its PAL Bay Division season and defense of its league title with a convincing 8-4 victory over host Menlo-Atherton on Wednesday. The Knights (1-0, 4-2) jumped out to a 5-1 halftime lead behind goals from James Balassone, Toby Espinosa, Gerrard Clark and two by Alex Avery. The Bears scored three unanswered goals -- from Matt Bogott, Jed Springer and Jimmy Peck -- to cut their deficit to 6-4 just into the fourth quarter, but Menlo rallied with goals from Balassone and Hudnall and a swarming defense to shut down the Bears late.

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Menlo's Alex Avery (right) scores one of his two goals during his team's 8-4 PAL Bay Division win over Menlo-Atherton on Wednesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Menlo's James Balassone actually had this penalty shot blocked, but still scored twice to help the Knights win their league opener Wednesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Menlo-Atherton senior Matt Bogott scored half of his team's goals during Wednesday's 8-4 loss to visiting Menlo. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Menlo's Toby Espinosa (4) and Gerrard Clark pressure M-A's Kevin Lane into a turnover during the Knights' league-opening win on Wednesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

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