The Eagles picked up another victory last weekend, moving them to an impressive 7-1 on this season and making them the winningest team in school history. The Eagles defeated league opponent St. Elizabeth 40-29 Friday night. Once again senior quarterback Rishi Bhatia led the offense, throwing for three touchdowns and running for one. Other Eagles touchdowns were scored by seniors Greg Cox, Chris McCallaCreary and Gautam Krishnamurthi and Daanish Jamal, grade 11. Not content to limit his contributions to one side of the ball Cox was outstanding on defense as well posting 15 tackles. This victory gives them a 2-1 league record, moving them into third place in league behind Salesian and Berean Christian. The boys will have a chance to improve their position even more when they play Berean this week.
The girls finished their season with matches against Mercy Burlingame and Sacred Heart last week. They split the matches with a decisive victory over Mercy and a close loss to Sacred Heart. Their performance over the season earned them third place in league with a record of 6-4. Kristine Lin, grade 9 and Patricia Huang, grade 10, both qualified for CCS and will compete this week.
The girls finished out the last four games of their season 2-2. They lost to highly ranked Saratoga two weeks ago but rebounded with 6-1 victories over both Notre Dame and Castilleja. Unfortunately, they lost their final match to a tough Menlo squad. However, their overall performance was exceptional, with their 7-3 league record earning them second place. In the CCS contest Jenny Chen, grade 10, advanced in singles and the doubles team of Daria Karakoulka, grade 10 and Swetha Bharadwaj, grade 9, advanced to the next round.
The teams honored their seniors at their home game last week against Santa Clara. Both teams came out on top, with the boys winning 10-7 and the girls 10-9. The girls said goodbye to seniors Niva Bigler, Miranda Gorman, Dawn Queen, Priya Sahdev and Cynthia Shwe. The boys team wished farewell to their seniors Rex Chen, Justin Murtiff, Chris Ng, Baran Ozdemir, Derek Quach, Jerry Sun, Michael Tsai and Gabriel Yanovsky.
The girls won all three of their tournament games over the weekend at Lincoln High, defeating Lincoln 14-7, Evergreen Valley 16-8 and Mt. Pleasant 17-6. The boys went 1-2 at their tournament defeating Palma and losing to Palo Alto and Homestead.
Both teams are competing in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League tournament in early November.
The cross country teams have their league final races this week at Crystal Springs.
The girls continue to compete with some of the toughest teams in Northern California. Their final two home games are this week against Mercy Burlingame and Notre Dame. The game against Notre Dame is senior night so please come out and show your support.