Courtesy of Harker Athletic Department
Volleyball: The girls volleyball team continues to pace the league, earning two more victories last week: one over Pinewood, and a five-set thriller over Crystal Springs. The girls are currently 12-4 overall, and 4-0 in league play. They have been led by seniors Aura Dave and Alisha Mayor.
Water Polo: All Harker water polo teams defeated Cupertino in late September. Karan Das-Grande led the boys with four goals, and Jason Yu was outstanding in goal, leading to a 12-7 victory. The girls were 15-2 winners and have improved to 6-6 overall. Keri Clifford led the attack with six goals and Sierra Lincoln was again strong in goal.
Tennis: The Harker girls tennis team suffered their first defeat of the season against perennial state power Menlo to drop to 6-1 on the season. Number one singles player Jenny Chen, grade 11, crushed last year’s league MVP 6-1, 6-2.
Cross Country: Cross country had their first league meet Thursday. The boys placed fourth, with freshman Corey Gonzales taking fifth overall. Tyler Yeats, grade 11, came in second for Harker and placed 14th overall. For the girls, Ragini Bhattacharya, grade 11, placed ninth overall.
Football: Football had a rough welcome into the new league, losing to a hungry Gunn High School team 47-6. The lone Harker touchdown came on junior Spenser Quash’s pass to Robert Deng, also grade 11.
September Athletes of the Month are Daanish Jamal, grade 12, for football and Keri Clifford, grade 11, for water polo.