Mater Dei sinks SHP boys water polo with last second shot


Kaden Kaneko scored with three seconds remaining to lift Mater Dei, at one point this season the top-ranked team in the nation, past Sacred Heart Prep, 11-10, in a nonleague contest Friday played at the indoor facility of the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

With the North-South Challenge cancelled due to air quality, several of the teams stuck around for nonleague contests in San Francisco.

Andrew Churukian, with an assist from Alex Tsotadze, scored on a power play with 3:42 remaining to play to give Sacred Heart Prep a 10-8 advantage. The Monarchs answered with goals at 2:37 and 1:10 to tie it.

The Gators (12-3) built a 9-5 edge on an even strength goal by Tsotadze, on an assist from Michael Sonsini, midway through the third quarter.

They led, 7-5, at halftime thanks to a Larsen Weigle goal with nine seconds remaining in the first half. It was tied, 5-5, early in the second period.

SHP goalie Alexander Nemeth recorded 12 saves, Churukian and Tsotadze each had four goals and Weigle scored twice.

Sonsini had a goal and two assists and Tsotadze recorded a pair of assists.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Scotty
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm

PA online has a fever...and the only prescription is more SHP water polo coverage!

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