MV boys rally to defeat LA in water polo league final; LA golf team in CCS

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The Los Altos High girls golf team commemorates its second-place finish at last week’s league tournament. Pictured, from left: Coach Rich Fujii and starters Joanna Hsieh, Sophie Thai, Morgan Taylor-Cohen, Annika Gaglani, Caris Kim and Maddie Jun.

The Mountain View High boys water polo team trailed rival Los Altos early, but the Spartans rallied for a 10-9 win Saturday in the league tournament final.

Top-seeded Mountain View, which went undefeated in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, overcame a three-goal hole in the first quarter. The host Spartans cut the deficit to 4-2 by quarter’s end and scored four unanswered goals in the second quarter to pull ahead by halftime.

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Los Altos High’s Emilia Mogetta-Bertiz focuses on the ball in a recent game against Monta Vista. The Eagles went 2-0 last week.

The Mountain View High boys water polo team is in uncharted waters, entering this week’s Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Tournament undefeated for the first time in program history. That may put a target on the backs of the Spartans’ swimsuits, but they’re not stressing over it.

“Although we are aware of the league-tournament stakes, we don’t have anything to lose – we just got moved up from the lower (SCVAL El Camino Division),” coach Rafael Alapont said. “We made CCS; there is no pressure on our team.”

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