St. Patrick-St. Vincent wins TCAL girls volleyball title. James Logan edges Washington-Fremont in 3 OT boys water polo thriller. Sacred Heart Prep sweeps Menlo School in boys, girls water polo.
Girls water polo
Miramonte 10, Acalanes 9
Miramonte avenged a one-goal loss at home to Acalanes last month with a one-goal win over its Lafayette rival on Wednesday night in Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division play.
Orinda improved to 18-1 overall and 4-1 in league play. Acalanes was defeated 15-4, 3-2.
To lead the Mats, Ally Larsen and Bea Hearey each scored three goals, and Tali Stryker and Alison Sagara each added two.
Miramonte goalkeeper Eliana Bottene stopped 11 shots.
Acalanes led 2-0 after one quarter and 6-5 at the half. Miramonte scored three times in the third quarter to take an 8-7 lead into the fourth.
Miramonte’s regular season concludes next Wednesday at Las Lomas. Acalanes will host Campolindo in its league finale next Wednesday.
James Logan 9, Washington-Fremont 15
Leading 8-7 in the third quarter against rival Logan, Washington went on a 7-1 run to take command, and the Huskies went undefeated in Mission Valley Athletic League play.
They will be the top seed in the league tournament next week.
Washington’s Ava Ellsworth and Shristi Bandyopadhyay each scored four goals. Bandyopadhyay also received three ejections and a five-meter penalty.
As Washington finished the regular season 16-4, 6-0, goalkeeper Ava Huggins made 10 saves and Sarah Gilbert had five assists.
Logan’s record is 13-7, 4-2.
Logan’s Madeline Kuhlmann scored three goals.
Purpose Moreau Catholic fell to San Jose 11-5.
Mission On Wednesday night, San Jose honored its seniors, a group that began their high school water polo careers in the spring of 2021 COVID season and will finish with the best regular season in school history.
The Fremont school has a record of 18-4.
Kira Clark, the team’s star utility player, scored eight goals against Moreau, giving her a career total of 277.
Goalkeeper Marissa White, sprinter Ozzy Lim, Sharvi Verma, defensive specialist Audrey Lau, Priya Voleti, Lucina Tonoyan, outside shooter Veda Jadaprolu, Mishika Agarwal, and Vrindha Moka round out the senior core.
Sarina Cortes-Morales, another important player, joined the team as a junior last season.
On Wednesday, Verma had two goals and White had one from beyond the middle of the pool to beat the halftime buzzer.
Northgate 15, Clayton Valley 6
Sophia Weise scored six goals and Chloe Pappas had seven steals and four goals to lead Northgate to a Diablo Athletic League Valley Division victory over Clayton Valley at home.
The Broncos improved their record to 14-2, 5-0. Clayton Valley’s record is 5-12, 2-3.
“I’m always very proud of my team, especially in games like this where everyone gets a chance,” Northgate coach Jane Bergez said in an email. “Overall, everybody had a great game and we are very excited for our tournament this weekend.”
Clayton Valley’s Tori Malsom had three goals, three steals, and two assists. Maya Canada and Kai Leigh Hernandez combined for 11 saves against what Clayton Valley coach Ernie Minglana described as a “barrage of shots from Northgate.”
Pioneer 7, Willow Glen 5
Pioneer won the Blossom Valley Athletic League regular season finale against Willow Glen at home in San Jose, thanks to three goals from Katherine Peres and two goals each from Jenna Salles-Cunha and Ava Ries.
Alexandra Murphy made 16 saves while Anna Murphy scored one goal.
Evangeline D’Souza and Isabelle Greunke each scored twice for Willow Glen.
Pioneer (16-6, 2-2) finished third in the league standings, trailing league leaders Leland and Leigh.
Sacred Heart Prep 12, Menlo School 3
SHP used balanced scoring to cruise past Menlo School at home on Senior Day.
SHP improved to 17-3 overall and 7-0 in the West Bay Athletic League after five Gators scored two goals each: Charlotte Summe, Vivian Golub, Natalia Szczerba, Cal McElhinney, and Kiernan Hogan.
Menlo’s Kenya Cassidy scored twice.
Water polo for boys
James Logan 8, Washington-Fremont 7, three overtimes
Jacob Campa’s third goal of the game, a shot past the goalkeeper in triple overtime, lifted James Logan to a dramatic Senior Night victory over rival Washington at home in Mission Valley Athletic League play.
Logan finished the regular season 13-7 overall and 5-1 in the league, with Campo scoring in the first overtime session. The Colts finished second in the league, one game behind Newark Memorial.
Washington has a record of 7-8, 4-2.
Sacred Heart Prep 12, Menlo School 6
Andrew Spencer made the most of his Senior Day, scoring five goals while also adding an assist and a steal to lead the Gators to a WBAL victory over rival Menlo School.
SHP is 17-6, 7-0.
Tyler Hogan and Nelson Harris each scored twice for the Gators.
Menlo fell to 7-11, 2-3, with two goals from Jackson Coleman and Teddy Meeks.
Leland 16, Gilroy 4
Leland’s postseason momentum continued as the Chargers scored five goals in the second quarter to overcome an early one-goal deficit and beat Gilroy.
To lead the San Jose school, Luke Raimondi had four goals, four assists, and four steals, Max Buran had five goals and two assists, and Louis DeScioli had two goals, four assists, and four steals.
“I thought the boys played really well tonight,” said head coach Sam Raimondi. “They played good defense today, which slowed the Gilroy offense.” This was a great warm-up game before some big games this weekend and our BVAL league championship games next weekend.”
Leland’s record improved to 14-6. Gilroy has a record of 11-4.
Purpose San Jose wins 17-4 over Moreau Catholic.
Vinny Yao scored seven goals to help the Warriors improve to 14-10, one of six MSJ seniors honored in the team’s final regular season home match.
Justin Ho scored three goals, while Nick Zhang scored two.
On Senior Night, Ho and Zhang were honored, as were driver Elton Yu, hole setter Kaidinh Tran, and goalkeeper Doniv Vinod.
Today is Tuesday
Harker 14, Los Gatos 18
Los Gatos won a close match in its home pool, thanks to numerous contributions from the Wildcats, who improved to 22-1.
Ryan Madsen and Liam Amburgey each had four goals, and Mathijs Dirven and Connor Sullivan each had three to help the Wildcats to a 6-4 first-quarter lead, an 8-7 halftime lead, and a 12-10 fourth-quarter lead.
Los Gatos, which plays Mountain View on Saturday, got one goal from Jake Walton.
Harker has a record of 13-7.
St. Vincent-St. Patrick 3, St. Mary’s-Berkeley 1
SPSV won the Tri-County Athletic League championship, avenging two regular-season losses to St. Mary’s with a 25-21, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20 victory.
For the Bruins (32-8), Dior Duru had the game-winning kill.
Cierra Ray, Olivia Butcher, Himani Bakshi, and Danica Pagtakhan also made significant contributions for SPSV, according to coach Sal Paja, who added, “We worked our way to get to the finals to play them again and win the league.”
The score for St. Mary’s is 19-11.
Castro Valley 3, Bishop O’Dowd 1
Castro Valley defeated Bishop O’Dowd 25-21, 17-25, 25-15, 25-20 to maintain its lead in the West Alameda County Conference Foothill Division with one match remaining. Senior outside Avery Bland and sophomore Tessa Smith led the Trojans in kills.
On Thursday, Castro Valley (19-9, 10-1) travels to Alameda.
If the Trojans win, they will host a North Coast Section playoff game “for the first time in a very long time,” according to coach Maggie Del Grande.
O’Dowd was defeated 12-20, 5-7.
Smith had 15 kills and three blocks, while Bland had 10 kills. Layla Soubra had 16 assists, Bela Schirado had 11 assists and six digs, and Lauren Seiji had 17 digs for Castro Valley.