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Prep report: Sacred Heart Prep into semis of tournament

Castilleja's Ria Sonecha (4) playing defense.

Sacred Heart Prep's girls' water polo team opened the St. Francis Invitational with a pair of victories Friday, beating 11th-seeded Los Altos, 12-4, and third-seeded Davis, 7-5, on Friday.

That set up Saturday's rematch with second-seeded Leland, the defending CCS Division I champion who handed the Gators their first loss of the season.

Sam Untrecht
Sacred Heart, seeded sixth in the tourney, got two big games from goalie Nellie McAdams, who recorded 12 and 10 saves, respectively.

Nadia Paquin and Alexandra Szczerb each scored three times against the Eagles, while Bella Bachler and Eleanor Facey each added a pair of goals.

Bachler, Facey and Paquin came back to score twice against the Blue Devils. Claire Kerrigan, Addi Duvall and Annabel Facey also scored on the day.

Castilleja split two matches, dropping a tough 7-6 decision to Clovis and coming back to beat Mitty, 13-4.

Madison Lewis scored three goals in both games and Claire Pisani added three against the Monarchs. Lewis added three assists on the day.

Minhee Chung scored twice in both games while Sarah Booher and Lexi Triantis each added two against Mitty.

Scarlett Ackley and Molly Glickman also scored for the Gators (2-2), who were scheduled to play Burlingame on Saturday morning. The Panthers lost to host St. Francis in the first round.

The Lancers dropped a 6-4 decision to Soquel in the second game.

Georgia Lewis recorded seven saves against Clovis and nine against Mitty.

Anjali Kambham had two assists in the first game, while Jui Steffen and Pisani each had three in the second game. Triantis also had two assists against Mitty.

At the Acalanes tournament, Menlo School lost to Campolindo 18-3 and then dropped a 13-12 decision to Justin Siena.

Parker Callendar scored four times in the second game. She also scored against Campolindo.

Meri Klingelhofer added three against Justin Siena. Sophie Golub and Sarah Donato each added two goals and Mia Rosenblatt scored. Donato and Meg Reinstra also scored in the first game.

Boys water polo

Menlo School knocked off Davis, 14-7, in the quarterfinals of the Scott Roche tournament on Friday. The Knights beat Redwood, 16-3, in the first game of the day.

Niko Bhatia scored four goals in the win over the Blue Devils, with Sam Untrecht adding three and Jayden Kunwar netting a pair.

Miller Geschke led Menlo (2-1) in the first game with four goals, followed by Untrecht with three and Kunwar with a pair.

Josh Populous recorded six saves against Davis.

Menlo-Atherton (1-1) lost to Serra, 7-6, in three overtimes and then came back to beat Los Gatos 15-3 on Friday.

St. Francis topped Palo Alto 13-6 in a nonleague game.

Girls tennis

Castilleja opened the Santa Catalina tournament with a pair of wins, beating the host school, 7-0, and then beating Pinewood, 6-1.

The top doubles team of Mabelle Pasmooij and Roxana Scott have lost just one game over their past three matches.

Lexi Bundy and Simran Sandhu and Soline Boussard and Jordan Yau also recorded a pair of victories Friday.

Menlo School beat St. Ignatius 4-2 in the opening round of the Golden State Classic at Stanford on Friday. Los Gatos won a tiebreaker with the Knights in the second round.

Girls volleyball

Castilleja aced its nonleague test against visiting San Jose KIPP, 25-14, 25-11, 25-5, Friday.

In particular, Becca Mak was the ace of aces, recording 11 of them against the Wolfpack. Grace Lee (6) and Suzzy Wang (5) combined for another 11 and Alyse Artun added four.

For good measure, Bella Vandenberg and Lexi Stull combined for 11 kills.

The Gators (3-5) travel to San Francisco on Tuesday for a meeting with University at 5:45 p.m. in a nonleague contest.

In another match, Capuchino beat Pinewood (1-3), 25-6, 25-13, 25-16, Friday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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