Bay Area high school sports: Sacred Heart Prep girls, boys water polo teams defeat St. Francis, Northgate flag football defense dominates, Silver Creek volleyball shines, and more
GIRLS WATER POLO
Miramonte 12, Campolindo 7
No. 1 Miramonte defeated Campolindo in a home Diablo Athletic League matchup between the top two teams in California (according to MaxPreps rankings). Roasalie Hassett, a senior at Miramonte, led the way with three goals and three assists.
For the Orinda school, Audrina Kang had two goals and Alison Sagara had one goal and three assists.
Miramonte was led by Tali Stryker’s three goals, with Ally Larsen, Paige Odmark, and Beatrice Hearey also scoring. Eliana Bottene, the Matadors’ goalkeeper, made six saves. Campolindo’s Ana Pieper scored three goals.
“Campolindo is a very tough opponent,” Miramonte coach John Roemer said, adding that “Miramonte dominated the game tonight.”
Sacred Heart Prep 12, St. Francis 10
In an exciting game, Sacred Heart Prep’s relatively balanced attack overcame an explosive performance by St. Francis’ Anna Fazioli. Natalia Szczerba had three goals and two assists for SHP, while Vivian Golub had six goals and one assist.
Margaret Brandin, Jacqueline Hickingbotham, and Casey Coleman all scored once, with Brandin dishing out three assists. Megan Newby, Cal McElhinney, and Kiernan Hogan all contributed.
Fazioli scored all ten Lancers goals on only 13 shots, with three assists from Hannah Multz and one each from Sophia Ereno and Alexandra Childs. Keira Wall made six saves and two steals in goal for SF, while Ellison Brush and Isabella Dova alternated in goal for SHP.
Woodside 9, Terra Nova 5
Woodside defeated Terra Nova for the second time in a week, led this time by Margo Legros, who scored four goals, won four sprints, and stole three balls. Megan Hohl also had a strong game for the Wildcats, scoring four goals as Woodside defeated its Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division opponent.
Carondelet 20, Foothill 3
Giselle Sanchez and Montana Topping each scored three goals in Carondelet’s rout of EBAL foe Foothill on Tuesday. Kayden Page, Josie Haast, and Quinn Arroyo each had two objectives for Concord High School. On defense, Josie Haast, Clara O’Connor, and Kayden Page all made their presence known, each with two steals. Sarah Wright, the goalkeeper, made 14 saves.
Pioneer 11, Leigh 6
Emma Little scored six goals and Miya Pierre had four goals and two assists to help Leigh improve to 7-4. Summer Mo, a junior, scored once and assisted twice, and she was one of seven Leigh players to record an assist. Carmen Kelly and Malika Khedim each had two steals.
Archbishop Mitty 16, Valley Christian 8
On senior night, the Monarchs easily defeated Valley Christian. Mitty was led by fourth-year player Gracie Imrisek, who had four goals, and sophomores Maddie Caputo and Zuie Jog each had three. Marissa Marcus and Mia Arriaga, both seniors, scored twice. Claire Gluzman, a junior, had four steals, and Marcus had five assists. Eliot Saglam, a sophomore goalkeeper, made 11 saves.
Clayton Valley Charter 9, College Park 3
Lucy Galbraith, senior leader at College Park, added four more goals to her team-high 52 this season against CVC in a Diablo Athletic League match. Caroline Swanson, a sophomore on the team, also scored two goals. Cami Luther and Julia Garcia both scored, with Garcia also dishing out two assists. Andrea Garcia had two assists and Kalena Kardell had five steals.
Tori Malsom, who leads CVC in goals and assists with 40, was outstanding once again on Wednesday night. She had one goal, one assist, and three steals. Allison Fuentes, a senior, also had an assist, and Meghan Andrade, a teammate, had two steals.
Leland 15, Branham 5
Chrissy Flynn scored five goals and Evie Burns added four as Leland defeated yet another Blossom Valley Athletic League opponent. Emily Marshall, the goalkeeper, made 12 saves.
Tasaria Kilpatrick and Briana Livingston each had two goals. Keilani Morimoto and Diyana Gunasekera each scored one goal for a team that has won 119 consecutive league games, according to coach Eric Rise, dating back to 2008.
Irvington 5, Mission San Jose 9
Mission San Jose fell behind 4-1 midway through the second quarter but received a spark from an unexpected source in the come-from-behind victory over Fremont.
Katie Tran, a freshman, had three steals and two assists in her first varsity game. In the third quarter, senior Lucina Tonoyan dribbled the ball across the entire pool to score a goal that broke a 4-4 tie.
Kira Clark took over after that, scoring five goals in total. Ozzy Lim, another teammate, also scored three goals.
BOYS WATER POLO
Sacred Heart Prep 13, St. Francis 9
Sacred Heart Prep improved to 5-0 in the West Catholic Athletic League with three goals from Andrew Spencer and four more from sophomore Clay Carrington.For the Atherton school, Oliver Marcin, Nelson Harris, and Tyler Hogan each scored two goals. St. Francis was led by two goals from Chase Krupitzer and three goals from Zach Ramans. Carter Sayar and Reed Perkins, both seniors, scored twice.
“Credit to Sacred Heart,” said SF coach Evan Dellinger. “They’re a very well coached team and they took advantage of our mistakes.”
College Park 14, Clayton Valley Charter 6
College Park clinched first place in the DAL Foothill Division by defeating CVC in a battle of undefeated teams. Nic Austen, a sophomore from College Park, shone with five goals, one steal, two field blocks, and two ejections. Owen Luther, a sophomore teammate, had two goals, two steals, and five assists. CVC is 3-1 in the DAL, while the Falcons are 4-0.
Menlo School 12, Serra 6
Alex Stoffel scored five goals as Menlo School defeated Serra on Wednesday night. Teddy Meeks had two goals and a team-high four assists, while Jackson Coleman scored three goals. On senior day, Nic Ekstrand and Patrick Galligan each scored a goal. Cormac Mulloy, the senior captain, led the defense with six steals, while Bernardo Oliviera had three blocks. Hunter Guyer, the Menlo Park goalkeeper, made five saves.
Mission San Jose 18, Irvington 0
In contrast to the girls’ game, Mission San Jose easily defeated Irvington 18-0. Doniv Vinod, MSJ’s standout goalkeeper, recorded his second shutout of the season. Noah Lee and Ryan Kumar, both sophomores, scored in the first few minutes of the game. MSJ’s top scorers were senior Vinny Yao (5 goals) and Lee (4 goals).
Miramonte 10, Campolindo 3
Miramonte improved to 5-0 in DAL Foothill league play with a convincing win on senior night. For the Matadors, Henry Engs had three goals, Patrick Stice and Oliver Sherwood each had two, and Griff Tunney, Luke Wagner, and Grant Kurtz each had one. Cooper Stern, the goalkeeper, was solid in front of the net, making five saves. John Nash, the coach of Miramonte, said that “to hold a team of Campolindo’s caliber to three goals takes exceptional team defense and our seniors did an outstanding job of setting the tone early in the game.”
Archie Williams 9, San Ramon Valley 5
San Ramon Valley fell to Archie Williams in a tough game, but the Wolves gave their fans something to cheer about. Senior attacker Sawyer Jones scored three goals to lead the team, and senior utility player Grayson Konisberg added two. Nick Tovani, a senior goalie, made nine saves, including a 5M penalty shot save.
No. 3 Foothill 3, Granada 0
On Tuesday, Foothill celebrated senior night by winning its 30th game of the season, 25-20, 25-14, 25-15. All six seniors started the game, according to Foothill coach Dusty Collins, and “had a big impact on the straight sets win.” Katie Salonga and Paige Bennett, as well as Nisa Kincaid, Maisha Sharma, Maddy Snodgress, and Ema Vukojevic, were among the seniors. Foothill is 30-1 overall and 11-0 in the East Bay Athletic League.
St. Vincent-St. Patrick 3, El Cerrito 0
SPSV defeated 1-18 El Cerrito in the first round of the TCAL playoff tournament, winning 25-13, 25-15, 25-19. Cierra Ray finished with 16 kills, four aces, one block, and nine digs, while senior captains Olivia Butcher and Himani Bakshi each had 18 kills. Butcher had six digs to Bakshi’s eight aces. Danica Pagtakhan, a sophomore, had 28 assists, eight digs, and four aces, and Dior Duru had 10 kills and two blocks.
Hayward 3, San Lorenzo 0
Hayward defeated San Lorenzo 25-7, 25-17, 21-25, 25-14 to improve to 10-0 in WACC Shoreline. Evalynn Jimenez finished with ten kills and three blocks. Senior Emi Licea had eight kills and seven aces. Makayla Asoy had the most assists on the team and served 10 aces. In the fourth game, Kailee Dela Cruz came off the bench and played well, as did Leica Leonador. Alisa Parsons, head coach at Hayward, said, “Overall, the girls are gelling and playing as a unit.”
Milpitas 3, Homestead 0
Following a sweep of Milpitas, Homestead improved to 9-0 in league play. Victoria Simpson, a senior OH, had 20 kills on 20 attempts, and Annabelle Yip, a senior setter, had 15 assists. Cupertino coach Daniel Neri stated that the team “looks (forward) to their next matchup against Fremont for their in-town rival game to go 10-0 for the season.”
Silver Creek 3, Willow Glen 0
Dani Miller, a freshman setter for Silver Creek, led the team with nine kills, while Brielle Moseley and Sophia Quach each had five. Moseley had four blocks as well. Deziree Lazaro, the setter, had 11 assists, and Miller had ten as well. Ivonne Luescher, Silver Creek’s coach, stated that “the team did a great job defensively and got 93% of their serves in.”
Gilroy 3, San Jose 0
Gilroy defeated San Jose on Wednesday night, 25-15, 25-19, 25-16, with contributions from a slew of players.
OH Zaniah Haygood and Sienna Schwinges combined for 12 aces, and Haygood and Natalia Sandoval combined for 19 kills. Lauren Pulford had two blocks and two kills, and Bella Rodrigo, a sophomore setter, had 27 assists while starting setter Ava Hudnut was out with an injury.
Gilroy coach Sonya Beck praised the defense of libero Bella Gutierrez, Lana Pok, Anna Nguyen, and Camilla Gaeta.
WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL
Capuchino 21, Burlingame 19
Burlingame came within seconds of defeating Capuchino, with the San Bruno school scoring with only a few ticks remaining on the clock. Burlingame’s Miranda Sibley threw three touchdown passes, one to Kaylee Ng, one to Emerson Burri, and one to Brooke Schuman. For Burlingame, Naomi Leslie, Louann Bernaudin, and Maddy Koo combined for 17 flag pulls. Koo and Gabbie Vega each had one interception.
Benicia 21, Clayton Valley Charter 14
Clayton Valley Charter 33, Alhambra 6
In CVC’s game against Benicia, Sarah Kern and Reagan Costello each caught touchdown passes, and Anja Perreira had an interception. In the following game, Julia Lovelace threw four touchdown passes, and Gianna Marcantanio had two TD catches, Angelina Vargas had another, and Ruby Bartholomew caught the final TD pass. Perreira intercepted her seventh pass in eight games and returned it for a touchdown.
Carlmont 32, Sequoia 0
Carlmont’s offense totaled over 300 yards, almost evenly split between rushing and passing. Quarterbacks Lauren Greene and Bella Wilson combined for four touchdowns with wide receivers Alessandra Nelson and Emerson Barajas.
Carlmont’s defense made five interceptions. Samantha Tow, a standout freshman, had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown to stymie the Sequoia offense. Carlmont has now allowed just 12 points in six games after Bella Wilson broke up a pass to end a Sequoia drive.
Northgate 7, Acalanes 6
Northgate 7, Campolindo 0
With scoring at a premium, Sara LaVay’s 55-yard touchdown run on the game’s first possession was all Northgate needed to put Acalanes away. Northgate coach Lauren Lahey said Brooklynne Smith and Danica Heine had important flag pulls, and Gracia Guerrero had multiple sacks on the night.
Jenna Steele’s interception return for an Acalanes touchdown cut Northgate’s lead to one, and Acalanes’ pass-rushers Dakota Goyert and Kelly Todhunter were both relentless.
Northgate’s only touchdown of the second game was caught by Sadie Hansell, and Katelyn Takahashi caught both of Northgate’s point after touchdown attempts.
Acalanes 20, Campolindo 6
On senior night, when 11 Acalanes players were honored, Acalanes rallied from an early deficit to win the first of two games. Isabelle Maher of Campolindo intercepted an Acalanes pitch and returned it for a touchdown, but the Dons responded with 20 straight points.
Ella Thompson scored to tie the game at 6-6 at halftime, and QB Addie Martin then connected with Maya Shoenhair on a long TD pass to give Lafayette the lead.
Kelly Todhunter, according to coach Todd Shoenhair, “was slicing and dicing the Cougars all night.” Maya Shoenhair’s second touchdown reception, this time from QB Zoya Acuna, was set up by a long run.
The coach stated that Alana Brinkman’s crucial interception allowed the Dons to run out the clock.
Analy 8, Sacred Heart Cathedral 40
Sacred Heart Cathedral 12, Sacred Heart Preparatory School 8
Reza Po scored two touchdowns and Kei’Yanii Dawson had an interception in Sacred Heart Cathedral’s game against Analy on Tuesday. Kiana Moniz intercepted two passes, Izzy Guzman had one, and Autumn Bell had two sacks.
In the rout against Analy, Jadah Lee and Delilah Sampior both scored touchdowns, and Kosi Anibuko and Lynn Alapati led the team in flag pulls. Alyssa Diamzon and Dawson scored touchdowns for SHC against Sacred Heart Prep on Wednesday.
Menlo School 32, Notre Dame-Belmont 0
Menlo School 18, The King Academy 14
After a pair of victories on Wednesday, the Knights extended their winning streak to eight games. Sophie Housser intercepted a pass and scored, and senior Paige Miller caught a pass from do-it-all QB Ava Allen in the first game.
After that, Allen threw touchdown passes to Summer Young, Kylie Jones, and Ellie Knoll in the easy win. Paige Miller and Allen switched roles in the game against TKA, with Miller throwing a touchdown pass to Allen. Allen also threw a touchdown pass to sophomore Krista Arreola and ran for another to lead Menlo School to victory.
Menlo School sophomores Marin Yamada, Hadley Larson, and Bianca Putanec also excelled on defense.