Mater Dei sinks SHP boys water polo with last second shot | News | Palo Alto Online |


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

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.


8 people like this
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!

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Anne Le Ziblatt, formerly of Tamarine and Bong Su, is back with a Vietnamese noodle bar in Redwood City
By Elena Kadvany | 7 comments | 3,755 views

Local Pols Debate Climate
By Sherry Listgarten | 11 comments | 3,068 views

Truth Matters (and so does good beer)
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,373 views

You Can Help: Scents and Migraines
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,181 views

The E.R.A. – no real equality yet. Why not?
By Diana Diamond | 15 comments | 1,068 views