Varsity Boys Water Polo

Menlo-Atherton 11, Monte Vista 5

Date of competition: Saturday, October 30, 2010

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The Menlo-Atherton boys’ water polo team played its final two games leading up to the CCS playoffs at Gunn High School on Saturday. In the morning match the Bears took on St. Ignatius and jumped out to a 7-0 half-time lead before finishing them off 13-8. Senior Nick Henze got M-A on the board early and freshman Evan “Junior” McClelland fired in 2 long range shots to put the Bears up 5-0 in the first period. Coach Marco Palazzo substituted freely throughout the contest and several JV players recently promoted to Varsity got lots of pool time. Sophomore Zach Cogan poured in his first Varsity goal in the 4th quarter. Evan Navarro led all scorers with 3 and he and Morgan Olson-Fabbro made life miserable for the Wildcats with 5 steals each. Alex Gow made 5 saves in the goal before giving way to freshman Hans Brouwer in the final period.

In the afternoon game M-A had their hands full from the start with Monte Vista of Danville in a first period that ended in a 1-1 tie. The Bears fell behind 2-1 early in the second quarter before running off 4 straight goals to take the lead for good. The teams traded goals in the 3rd period with Monte Vista scoring the last 2 to close the gap to 9-5. But the Bears were the only ones to find the back of the cage in the final period as Zach Deal fired in a backhand shot from the 2 meter position and Max Wilder finished off a fast break to close the scoring. Alex Gow was stellar in the cage turning aside 8 Mustang shots and M-A’s counter attack was responsible for 4 scores leading to an 11-5 victory. Navarro again led the Bears with 3 goals and Nick Henze made 4 steals.

Menlo–Atherton’s season record now stands at 16-7. M-A must now wait for the CCS seeding meeting to determine post season play. The first round of CCS playoffs is scheduled for November 9th and 10th.

posted by Forrest, parent on Oct 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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Monte Vista
Visitor scoring: (last name, goals) Shutt 3, Hagen
Home scoring: (last name, goals) Navarro 3, Deal 2, Wilder 2, G McClelland, Holland-McCowan, Olson-Fabbro, Henze
Records: (league, overall) M-A- 16-7
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