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Local boys water polo teams win league games

Photo By: Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Photo Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier

Sam Lisbonne scored five goals for Los Altos High in a win over Monta Vista last week.

Bouncing back from a stunning league loss to rival Mountain View, the Los Altos High boys water polo team beat both Monta Vista and Palo Alto by five goals last week.

The Eagles topped host Monta Vista 15-10 Sept. 25 and defeated visiting Palo Alto 10-5 Thursday.

Sam Lisbonne scored five goals against the Matadors, while Ian McColl tallied four and Paul Bergevin three.

In Thursday’s victory, McColl paced the Eagles with three goals. Goalie Cameron Putnam allowed just one goal in the first half.

Los Altos improved to 5-1 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division and 5-5 overall.

Mountain View, meanwhile, remained perfect in league (5-0) and improved to 10-0 overall with close wins over Gunn and Homestead last week. The Spartans edged visiting Gunn 8-7 Sept. 25 and clipped host Homestead 7-6 Thursday after “missing a lot of good opportunities on offense,” coach Gabor Sarusi said.

Michael Magee tallied five goals against Gunn and Russell Blockhus added two. Magee put up four goals versus Homestead and Rey Castillo contributed two.

In West Catholic Athletic League action Sept. 26, visiting St. Francis outscored St. Ignatius 19-11. Cory McGee scored five goals for the Lancers (2-0 league, 4-3 overall) and Jamie Olson tallied four.

Girls water polo

Ally Bakos scored all of Los Altos’ goals Thursday in a 9-4 loss to Palo Alto. Romy Aboudarham made 10 saves for the Eagles (3-3 De Anza Division). It marked the second consecutive loss for Los Altos, which fell 10-4 to Lynbrook two days earlier.

Mountain View got by host Fremont 8-7 Thursday in SCVAL El Camino Division play. Samantha Hartman paced the Spartans (3-2 division, 4-4 overall) with six goals.

Tegan Stanbach posted five goals in St. Francis’ 12-3 home rout of St. Ignatius Sept. 26. Katherine Moore made eight saves for the Lancers (2-0 league, 10-2 overall).


Los Altos slumped to 1-3 in the SCVAL De Anza Division with Thursday’s straight-game loss to host Homestead. Carmen Annevelink had eight kills for the Eagles (12-9 overall).

St. Francis opened its WCAL slate with a somewhat surprising four-game loss at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Alex Espinosa recorded 12 kills for the Lancers (11-4 overall).

Girls tennis

Mountain View dropped both its matches last week, swept by Lynbrook Sept. 25 and falling 6-1 to Monta Vista Thursday.

“The past week was tough,” coach Frank Smyth said. “We played two good teams.”

Girls golf

Nancy Xu earned medalist honors in St. Francis’ 212-249 victory over Notre Dame-Belmont Sept. 26 at Shoreline Golf Links. Xu shot a nine-hole score of 34 for the Lancers (3-3 WCAL).

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