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Prep report: Water polo leaders remain atop the standings

Alya Huhn led Menlo-Atherton with six goals Wednesday, leading the Bears to a 12-8 decision over Carlmont.

Minhee Chung scored five times, Georgia Lewis recorded 12 saves and the Castilleja water polo team maintained its sparkling Peninsula Athletic League (Bay Division) record, beating visiting Woodside, 11-1, on Wednesday.

Madison Lewis added a pair of goals for the Gators (10-3, 4-0), who travel to Menlo (8-6, 3-1) for an important league match next Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The Knights topped visiting Sequoia, 13-3, and Menlo-Atherton downed host Carlmont, 12-8, in other PAL contests.

In the WCAL, Sacred Heart beat Valley Christian, 12-5, and Saint Francis topped Presentation, 8-4, to remain tied for the league lead. The teams meet next Wednesday in a 6 p.m. showdown at St. Francis.

SHP (11-3, 3-0) hosts San Ramon Valley at 5 p.m. Friday in a nonleague game. The Lancers (8-3, 3-0) travel to Gunn for a 5:45 p.m. nonleague contest Friday.

St. Francis trailed, 3-2, at the half and then blanked the Panthers, 5-0, in the third quarter to take control.

Nadia Paquin scored five goals, Bella Bachler had three and Annabel Facey two in SHP's win over Valley Christian.

The Gators have not lost a regular season WCAL match in nearly four years.

Castilleja shut out the Wildcats through three quarters, building an 11-0 advantage before giving up a fourth-quarter goal. Sarah Booher, Jui Steffen, Molly Glickman and Lexi Triantis each added a goal.

Menlo also opened a big lead in the first half, taking a 9-1 edge into the intermission. Annie Bisconti led the way with four goals and Sydney Bianchi added three goals. Parker Callender scored twice and Gillian Bressie recorded nine saves.

Carlmont scored twice early in the third period to close within 7-6 of the Bears. M-A's Maddie Maxwell sparked a rally with a long-range shot followed by one of Alya Huhn's match-high six goals.

Cameron Bozdog came up with six first-half saves for the Bears (5-7, 2-2), who travel to Burlingame for a league match next Wednesday.

Boys water polo

PAL Bay Division-leading Menlo School and WCAL leader Sacred Heart Prep each delivered big wins on Wednesday to remain undefeated in their respective leagues.

The Knights topped visiting Half Moon Bay, 21-3, as Jayden Kunwar, Noah Housenbold and Sam Utrecht each netted four goals.

Jack King added a pair of score for Menlo (11-2, 4-0), which travels to Campolindo for a nonleague match at 10 a.m. Saturday. Josh Poulos added eight saves.

Sacred Heart Prep scored the game's first eight goals en route to a 14-3 victory over visiting Valley Christian.

Larsen Weigle scored five times on eight shots and Alex Tsotadze was 4-of-5 to lead the Gators (7-2, 4-0), who play at St. Francis next Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Menlo-Atherton beat Carlmont, 16-4, On Wednesday. The Bears (5-5, 2-1) participate in the Villa Park tournament beginning Thursday.

Girls tennis

Julia Pham won at No. 1 to lead a sweep of the singles matches and 1 4-3 victory over visiting Castilleja in a nonleague match Wednesday.

Catherine Novick beat Castilleja's Eliza Goler, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 4 singles to earn a valuable team point. Gunn's junior ranked players, Anna Yu and Olivia Aspergren also won.

Castilleja swept the doubles matches, all in straight sets, as the Gators mixed up the lineup for the day. Soline Boussard and Jordan Yau gave the Gators a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Shriya Kagolanu and Ellen Ko at No. 3 singles.

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