By Dan Molin
Girls lacrosse went 2-1 last week starting with a close 17-15 loss to Bella Vista Tuesday. The girls then traveled to Santa Catalina Thursday to earn a 19-9 win and marked the first time ever defeating the Cougars! The girls opened league play Friday with a 17-11 victory over rival Notre Dame-San Jose.
Big shout out to the boys basketball and football team members who came to support lacrosse. Scorers were: Asia Howard, grade 12 (one); Michelle Douglas, grade 11 (three); Hannah Bollar, grade 9 (four); Tiphaine Delepine, grade 11 (four), Wendy Shwe, grade 11 (five). Christine Lee, grade 10, had 16 saves in goal. The girls host tough league opponent Mercy-Burlingame Friday, so please come out and support them! This is Andrew Irvine’s first year as head coach. He has four years of experience working under former head coach Dawn Clark. Jason Berry is his assistant coach.
Our swimmers opened the league portion of their season with some outstanding results. The girls team defeated Menlo 141-57 and Mercy-Burlingame 132-60. The girls earned first place finishes in all events
Final scores, girls: Harker 141, Menlo 57; Harker 132, Mercy 60
The girls 200-medley relay of Katie Siegel, grade 12, Lucy Cheng, grade 12, Kimberly Ma, grade 10, and Amie Chien, grade 11, won and qualified for CCS.
The girls 200-free relay of Tiffany Wong, Rachelle Koch, Amie Chien, all grade 12, and Manon Audebert, grade 10, won and qualified for CCS. The girls 400-free relay of Siegel, Cheng, Ma and Audebert won and qualified for CCS.
Audebert won the 200 free; Ma won the 200 individual medley and the 400 free, qualifying for CCS in both. Chien won the 100 free, Wong won the 50 free, Siegel won the 100 fly and the 100 back, and qualified for CCS in both. Cheng won the 100 breast and qualified for CCS in that and the 200 IM. Honorable mentions include Koch and Keri Clifford, grade 11.
The girls swam again March 28 so watch for results including first place finishes from Audebert, Ma, Siegel and Koch, and the relays featuring Chien, Cheng and Tiffany Wong. Coming soon!
Final score, boys: Menlo 108, Harker 92
The 200-medley relay of Kevin Khojasteh, grade 12, Aaron Huang, grade 9, Craig Neubieser, grade 9, and Daryl Neubieser, grade 12, won and qualified for CCS. The 200-free relay of Khojasteh, Huang and both Neubiesers won and qualified for CCS.
Khojasteh won the 200 individual medley and the 100 back and qualified for CCS in both, Daryl Neubieser won the 50 free and the 100 free and qualified for CCS in both, Huang won the 100 breast and qualified for CCS; Honorable mentions include Craig Neubieser and Austin Lai.
After losing to Monta Vista earlier in the week, our baseball team bounced back with a 18-0 win against North Valley Baptist to improve to 4-4. Noah Levy, grade 12, was 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs.
March 28, in the league opener against King’s Academy, with bases loaded, two outs, a 4-4 tie in extra innings, junior Drew Goldstein drove in the winning run with a line-drive single to win the game 5-4. Kevin Cali, grade 11, pitched eight strong innings with seven strikeouts. Nate Hoffman, grade 12, went 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Jacob Hoffman (no relation), grade 11, went 3 for 6 batting including a double. The boys are 5-4, 1-0 in league and travel to Menlo March 30.
Boys Tennis lost to Monta Vista and Menlo last week before coming back and defeating Priory 7-0 on Thursday, making them 3-3 overall, 3-2 in league play. This week things turned around with their second victory over Priroy, 5-2, on Priory’s home courts. Sachin Jain, grade 12, played #1 singles and won a close tiebreaker in the third set. Number one doubles team of Chris Chang, grade 11, and Jason Chu, grade 9,had an easy victory, 6-1, 6-0 and set the tone for the match. Harker is now tied for second place in the WBAL (with SHP) and our overall record is 5-4. They travel to King’s Academy, March 29.
Boys volleyball lost to Lynbrook and Mountain View last week to drop to 5-7 overall, 1-3 in league. Andrew Zhu, grade 10, had 19 kills in the loss to Lynbrook and Zach Ellenberg, grade 12, added 12 kills. They host to Lowell and Monta Vista this week.