Varsity Boys Water Polo

Menlo-Atherton 10, Salinas 9

Date of competition: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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Menlo-Atherton senior goalie Alex Popp fired in a pool-length shot in the third sudden-death overtime period to lift the No. 4 Bears to a 10-9 upset victory over No. 1 Salinas in the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals on Tuesday night at Bellarmine Prep. Junior Simon Hood led the Bears (17-9) with three goals, including one in the first of two overtime periods to deadlock the match, 9-9. Popp blocked a 5-meter penalty shot in the first sudden-death period before providing the winning goal in the ninth period of play.

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posted by Keith Peters on Nov 14, 2007 at 10:06 am

Menlo-Atherton senior goalie Alex Popp has been outstanding in the past two games, an 11-10 overtime win over Los Altos and a 10-9 sudden-death victory over No. 1 Salinas in the CCS Division I semifinals. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

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posted by Palo Alto Online staff on Nov 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Video Alex Popp, the Nov. 23, 2007, Palo Alto Weekly Athlete of the Week, talks about playing water polo for Menlo-Atherton High School.
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