Of local note: Menlo, SHP grads help Johns Hopkins win in OT


Menlo School grad John Wilson recorded 11 saves, Sacred Heart Prep grad Finn Banks scored two goals and the Johns Hopkins men's water polo team beat Claremont-Mudd, 14-13, in overtime Friday during preliminary play of the Gary Troyer Tournament.

Banks scored the game winner with 52 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. Wilson recorded a save in the final 27 seconds to preserve the victory.

Finn Banks/Johns Hopkins Athletics.
Wilson, with 708 saves, is the school's all-time saves leader. He moved into the top spot on Sept. 29 with 664.

Banks scored his 28th goal of the season, three more than he scored all of last year as a freshman. He's also surpassed his steals mark of a year ago with 15.

Menlo grad Andreas Kastis ranks third in scoring for Johns Hopkins with 24. He recorded his 100th career point in a loss to Bucknell earlier in the season, a game in which Banks recorded a hat trick.

Wilson's backup goalie is Menlo grad Spencer Witte. Also on hand to witness Banks' heroics was SHP grad CJ Box, who has scored seven goals for Claremont so far this year.

Box netted his first career hat trick in Claremont's 17-10 victory over Connecticut on Friday. Johns Hopkins lost to Redlands, 11-10, in another preliminary game.

On Thursday, No. 11 Princeton beat Wagner, 15-11, as Sacred Heart Prep grad Michael Swart scored twice, recorded a block and steal and drew an ejection. Swart has 30 goals for the Tigers (13-3), who travel to Iona for a NWPC match Wednesday.

Menlo grads Ryan Hammarskjold and Christopher Xi have combined for another 10 goals.

Women's volleyball

Menlo-Atherton grad Kirby Knapp recorded 19 assists, two kills, two aces and eight digs to help Washington University-St. Louis beat visiting Wagner, 25-10, 25-15, 25-17, on Friday night and the Bears swept a pair of matches on the first day of the Active Ankle Invite.

Knapp recorded 11 assists and four digs in one set of Washington's three-set sweep of Fontbonne earlier in the day.

The Bears (12-6, 2-1) have won six of their past seven matches.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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