Varsity Boys Water Polo

Menlo School 8, Menlo-Atherton 7

Date of competition: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Nick Bisconti converted a 5-meter penalty shot with 47 seconds to play to lift Menlo School to an 8-7 victory over visiting Menlo-Atherton in PAL Bay Division boys water polo action Wednesday. The victory all-but-wrapped up the division title for the Knights (6-0, 14-2), who opened a two-game lead over the Bears (4-2).

Menlo took a 7-5 lead into the final period, but the Bears tied things up on goals by Matt Baszucki and John Knox. M-A had the ball with 1:07 remaining, but a turnover game it back to Menlo. Weston Avery, whose goal in the third period game the Knights a 7-5 lead, drew a penalty with under 50 seconds left, setting up Bisconti's winning shot.

PAL Bay Division
Menlo-Aherton 2 1 2 2 -- 7
Menlo School 2 3 2 1 -- 8
M-A -- Knox 2, Baszucki 2, Fero, Beasley, Blazensky
Menlo -- Bisconti 3, Xi 2, Katsis, Avery, Nibbi
Goalie saves: John Wilson 12 (MS)
Records: Menlo-Atherton 4-2 (7-5); Menlo School 6-0 (14-2)

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posted by Keith Peters on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

Menlo's Chris Xi scored twice in the Knights' 8-7 win over M-A on Wednesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.

M-A's John Knox had a pair of goals in the Bears' 8-7 loss to Menlo. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports

Nick Bisconti (right) tallied three times for Menlo in an 8-7 victory over M-A. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.

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