Varsity Boys Water Polo

Menlo 10, Menlo-Atherton 6

Date of competition: Monday, September 21, 2009

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The Menlo School boys' water polo team grabbed early control of the PAL Bay Division race with a 10-6 victory over host Menlo-Atherton on Monday. The Knights improved to 2-0 in league (5-2 overall) while the Bears fell to 2-1 (4-3).

Both teams were coming off 2-2 showings at last weekend's Scott Roche Invitational and, not too surprisingly, looked a bit tired at times. Menlo, however, had its swarming defense working and had plenty of offense from junior John Holland McCowan (three goals), senior Jack Foley (two goals) and junior Jack Finch (two goals).

Menlo-Atherton's 6-foot-9 senior Jed Springer tallied four goals to lead the Bears. He missed a five-meter penalty shot in the second quarter, but grabbed the rebound off the post and fired it back in to bring the Bears to within 5-4. At that point, Menlo responded with three unanswered goals from sophomore Nick Hale, Holland-McCowan and Foley for an 8-4 halftime lead.

The teams matched goals in the third and fourth quarters as the Knights kept a comfortable lead.

PAL Bay Division
Menlo 4 4 1 1 -- 10
Menlo-Atherton 1 3 1 1 -- 6
Menlo -- Holland-McCowan 3, Foley 2, Finch 2, Lucas, Hale, Akin.
M-A -- Springer 4, Wright, Swartz.
Records: Menlo 2-0 (5-2), Menlo-Atherton 2-1 (4-3)

posted by Keith Peters on Sep 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm


Menlo goalie Keegan Williams came up with enough blocks to help hold off Menlo-Atherton, 10-6, in a key PAL Bay Division water polo match Monday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Menlo-Atherton's Jed Springer (8) scored four goals, but had to work for them as Menlo's Jack Foley (10) played tough two-meter defense. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Despite being nearly submerged by M-A's defense, Menlo's John Holland-McCowan got off this shot during a 10-6 win over the Bears on Monday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

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posted by Keith Peters on Sep 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Menlo junior Jack Finch takes aim before firing in one of his two goals during a 10-6 PAL Bay Division water polo victory over Menlo-Atherton on Monday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

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