Boys Water Polo
Last week, the boys water polo team lost to Los Gatos 9-3 and Gunn 6-17 before going 1-2 at the Lynbrook Tournament over the weekend. The Eagles’ sole victory at the tournament was an 18-9 win over Half Moon Bay. Next up for the boys are league home games versus Lynbrook on Tuesday and Homestead and Thursday.
Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team is 2-0 after opening the season with wins over Santa Clara and Milpitas. In a 10-4 win over Santa Clara, Cas Ruedy, grade 10, led the offense with four goals, while Sammi Yanovsky, grade 11, stopped 17 shots. Then, in the 11-4 win over Milpitas, Abby Wisdom, grade 11, led the Eagles with five goals. This week, the girls host Lynbrook on Tuesday, Cupertino on Thursday and begin the Lynbrook Tournament on Friday.
Congratulations to Meghana Karinthi, grade 12, who was awarded the Outstanding Academic All-American honor from USA Water Polo for the second year in a row. Karinthi earned the award for having a 4.0 or better GPA while playing in national tournaments with the Stanford and Silicon Valley Outlaws club teams. Great job Meghana!
The girls tennis team returned from the Central Valley with a second place finish in the Division 3 bracket at the highly competitive California Tennis Classic this past weekend. The Eagles went 4-1 with wins over McClatchy, Clovis, Clovis West and Mitty, with their only loss to eventual champ Simi Valley. The girls open up league play on Tuesday versus Crystal Springs Uplands.
Last week, the girls golf team took fourth place out of 17 teams at the Helen Lengfeld Memorial Golf Tournament. It was the best finish ever for a Harker girls team at the annual tournament. Katherine Zhu, grade 12, continues to play at a high level as she tied for first place with a 2-over-par 74. Other notable finishers were Natalie Vo, grade 9, who tied for eighth, and Katelyn Vo, grade 10, who tied for 14th. Later in the week, the Eagles suffered a close three-stroke loss to defending league champ Menlo. It’s a busy week for the Eagles as they play Sacred Heart Prep on Monday, Mercy Burlingame on Wednesday and The King’s Academy on Thursday.
The cross country team officially opened its season over the weekend in San Francisco at the Lowell Invitational. Highlights included Anna Weirich, grade 9, placing third in a freshman/sophomore race with 289 runners; Arya Maheshwari, grade 9, finishing eighth out of 294 freshman runners; and Rishi Dange, grade 10, placing 25th out of 260 sophomore runners. Seniors Gloria Guo and Peter Connors led the way for the varsity teams. The Eagles race again this Saturday at the Early Bird Invitational in Salinas.
Last week, the girls volleyball team defeated Saratoga in three games, led by Allison Cartee, grade 11, who had seven kills. Later in the week, the Eagles fell to powerhouse Valley Christian in three close games. Seniors Megan Cardosi and Isabella Spradlin led the Eagles with eight kills each. This week, the girls travel to Sacred Heart Prep on Thursday.
The football team dominated again on Friday night as it defeated Santa Clara High 24-0. The Eagle D picked off three passes and recovered a fumble to pitch another shutout. Anthony Contreras, grade 12, led the Eagles with 12 tackles, followed by James Pauli, grade 12, with 11 tackles and a sack. Nate Kelly, grade 12, threw for 282 yards and three scores, while Aaron Smith, grade 11, racked up 170 yards on the ground. The Eagles have started the season 3-0 and have outscored their opponents by an amazing tally of 136-6. This week, the Eagles take the two and a half hour drive north to face Healdsburg High on Friday.