Harker’s upper school soccer teams competed last week in the annual Kicks Against Cancer games, putting up big numbers in the fundraising tally and on the scoreboard as both the boys and the girls trounced their opponents 6-0. The boys’ blowout came against Pinewood, led by 2 goals from sophomore Oisin Coveney, a penalty kick goal from senior goalie Samir Chaudhry, and scores by seniors Isaac Rothschild and Jeff Hanke, and sophomore Omar Hamade. The girls’ victory came against Summit Prep after freshman Joelle Anderson scored an amazing four goals. Junior Safia Khouja and senior Julia Fink added scores as well to extend the girls’ undefeated streak in league. The girls are now 6-0-1 in league play and 8-1-1 overall. On Tuesday, the girls go up against ECP, then play their senior day on Friday against Mercy San Francisco. The boys, meanwhile, who are 4-2 in league and 7-3-1 overall, host ECP on Wednesday and then play rival Sacred Heart on Friday.
The varsity boys took Menlo to overtime on Friday before finally falling 72-65. After the loss, their record still stands at 5-2 in league and 10-6 overall. In the loss, junior Eric Holt had a double-double, netting 11 points and snagging 10 rebounds. Junior Nic Nguyen led the team with 15 points, with senior Will Deng close behind with 14.
The junior varsity boys, meanwhile, pulled out an amazing 44-43 victory over Menlo, with sophomore Rohan Desikan accounting for nearly half the scoring after putting up 19 points. The boys all travel to Priory on Tuesday, then return home to host Crystal Springs on Friday.
The girls played first place Castilleja last week and held tough throughout the first half before slipping in the second and finally falling 46-23. The girls will host ICA on Wednesday, and then hold their senior night on Friday against Crystal Springs.
On Thursday, freshman Philip Kendall won a match against an opponent from Lynbrook High.