Varsity Girls Water Polo

Castilleja 7, Menlo-Atherton 6 (OT)

Date of competition: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Castilleja junior Celia Aldrete scored in the third sudden-death overtime period to carry the Gators to a 7-6 victory over host Menlo-Atherton and their first-ever PAL Bay Division girls water polo title on Wednesday. The Bears seemingly had a victory secured after Annabelle Paris scored for a 6-4 lead with 1:54 left in the second mandatory overtime period. Castilleja, however, answered in a hurry as senior Anna Yu scored with 42 and four seconds remaining to tie the game and send it to sudden death. Both teams failed to score in the first two sudden-death periods before Aldrete fired a shot past M-A goalie Francesca Gilles in the ninth quarter of play. The loss ended M-A's streak of seven straight league titles while Castilleja's win over the Bears was their first in league play since 2006, ending an eight-game losing streak (the teams played twice last year).

PAL Bay Division
Castilleja 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 -- 7
Menlo-Atherton 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- 6
Castilleja -- Yu 3, Aldrete 2, Macdonald 2
M-A -- Paquin 3, Paris 2, Sheeper
Goalie saves: Tarr 18 (Ca); Gilles 18 (MA)
Records: Castilleja 7-0 (14-5); Menlo-Atherton 6-1 (10-9)

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M-A first-year coach Tatiana Dehnad saw her team lose a 6-4 lead in the second OT. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports

Four-time U.S. Olympian Brenda Villa got her first win over Menlo-Atherton. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports
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