Varsity Girls Water Polo

Palo Alto 9, Carlmont 8

Date of competition: Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Palo Alto junior Katie Francis scored four goals, including the winner, to carry the No. 10-seeded Vikings to a 9-8 victory over No. 7 Carlmont in a Central Coast Section Division I second round girls' water polo match in the Vikings' pool on Thursday night. Paly showed great resiliency as it stormed back from a 3-O deficit. Junior Gigi Rojahn sniped two goals from the perimeter and captain Tess van Hulsen powered home two additional goals in the intense back-and-forth contest. Captain Olivia Scola added a perfect set goal before Francis got the game-winner in the final minute. Paly's defense was solid as goalie Jo-Jo Falla had a career-high 12 saves.

CCS Division I playoffs
Second round
Carlmont 1 2 3 2 -- 8
Palo Alto 0 1 4 4 -- 9
Carlmont-- McGrath 2, Denney 2, Dumick, Olazar, King, Racioppi
Paly -- Francis 4, Rojahn 2, van Hulsen 2, Scola
Goalie saves: Falla 12 (PA)
Records: Carlmont finishes 12-8; Palo Alto 15-15

posted by Dana McCue, parent on Nov 13, 2014 at 9:57 pm

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