Varsity Boys Water Polo

Mater Dei 9, Menlo 5

Date of competition: Saturday, October 25, 2008

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The Menlo boys' water polo team had its second-best finish in the North-South Water Polo Challenge after settling for sixth place following a 9-5 overtime loss to Mater Dei on Saturday at Sacred Heart Prep.
The Knights (15-5) finished ninth last season and third two years ago. A fifth-place finish seemed in order when Menlo grabbed a 5-2 lead in the third period, only to see it disappear as Mater Dei rallied to tie at 5 after regulation.
In the two mandatory overtime periods, Menlo tired and allowed four goals. Menlo goalie Scott Platshon was under fire in the overtime periods, but still finished with 14 saves. Fellow senior James Balassone led the Knights with four goals. A month ago, Menlo dropped a 14-7 decision to Mater Dei. The Knights finished 2-2 in the two-day tournament. Menlo reached the fifth-place game with a 9-8 win over Villa Park. Senior Mark Hudnall had four goals and Balassone scored three, with Platshon again having 14 saves.

posted by keith peters on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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