Last week, Harker’s soccer teams were all undefeated! That’s right, the boys varsity, girls varsity and boys junior varsity teams went a combined 6-0!
The girls doubled up Castilleja 6-3 and then beat Crystal Springs for the first time ever by the score of 3-1 to remain undefeated in league with three wins and zero losses. The girls own a 7-1 record overall. Against Castilleja, freshman Joelle Anderson’s hat trick accounted for half of Harker’s goals. Senior Alicia Clark had 15 saves en route to holding Crystal Springs to just one goal, including a clutch save on a penalty kick. Earlier this week, the girls hosted Mercy-Burlingame and tied them 2-2. Today, the girls host Summit Prep in the Kicks Against Cancer Game.
The varsity boys beat both Priory and Crystal Springs last week. They are now in second place in league with a 3-1 record and are 6-2-1 overall. Junior Omar Hamade scored a hat trick to lead Harker to a 4-2 win over Priory, then scored again, along with senior Arun Goyal, junior Jeremiah Anderson and junior Nikhil Kishore, in Harker’s 5-2 victory over Crystal Springs. Today, they host Pinewood in the Kicks Against Cancer Game.
The junior varsity boys beat both Priory and KIPP-San Jose last week, avenging their earlier defeat at the hands of KIPP-San Jose when freshman Parth Pendurkar scored in the final minute of play to break a 0-0 tie and give Harker a dramatic victory.
Over at Blackford, Harker’s middle school soccer teams wrapped up their seasons. The varsity B girls of grades 7 and 8 finished undefeated in league with a 5-0-1 record, winning their league championship! Grade 6’s junior varsity A girls soccer team finished 0-6-1 in league, finishing in eighth, and grade 5’s JV B girls finished 2-4 in league for a second-place finish.
The boys won four matches and dropped only one against the Homestead Mustangs last Thursday, but because they lacked enough wrestlers to fill all weight classes, the contest goes down in the standings as a 27-36 loss. Senior Vincent Lin won at 128 lbs, junior Annirudh Ankola won by pin at 154 lbs, freshman Danny Reidenbach won by pin at 160 lbs, freshman Davis Howard won by pin at heavyweight and senior Ravi Bhandia fought hard in a loss at 138 lbs.
Boys basketball beat both Crystal Springs and ECP last week, bumping their record up to 9-5 overall and 2-2 in league. Senior Wei Wei Buchsteiner scored 27 and Will Deng added 14 in the boys’ dominant 71-37 trouncing of Crystal Springs. Earlier this week, they added a victory against King’s Academy. Today, the boys host Menlo.
The girls lost to ICA 44-40, then defeated Crystal Springs 44-28. Senior Nithya Vemireddy led the team, scoring 18 points against Crystal Springs and 20 against ICA. The girls host Castilleja today.
The middle school basketball teams all wrapped up their seasons last week, with impressive results! Five out of eight of Harker’s boys basketball teams won their league championships!
For players in grades 7 and 8, the varsity A boys team finished in third place in league with a 5-2 league record and 6-4 overall record, then finished in fourth place in the VA Gold Division of the WBAL Tournament. The varsity B boys team went undefeated in league with a 9-0 record en route to winning the League Championship! They then went on to finish in fourth place of the VA Gold Division of the WBAL Tournament. The varsity B2 boys also won their League Championship with an undefeated 8-0 record in league and an overall record of 10-1, finishing second in the VB Gold Vision of the WBAL Tournament.
For players in grade 6, the junior varsity A boys finished in fifth place in league with a league record of 4-4 and an overall record of 5-5, finishing in third place in the JVA Silver Division of the WBAL Tournament. The junior varsity B6 boys won a Quad-League Championship with a 7-1 record in league and 8-2 record overall, then finished in second place in the JVB6 Gold Vision of the WBAl Tournament.
Grade 5’s junior varsity B1 boys went undefeated on the year, finishing 6-0 in league and 8-0 overall, winning both a League Championship and a Tournament Championship in the JVB Gold Vision of the WBAl Tournament. The junior varsity B2 boys of grade 5 finished 3-3 in league, good for a fourth place finish. Grade 4’s junior varsity C boys won their league championship with a 5-1 league record and 6-1 overall record.