It was an exciting Homecoming night on Saturday as the Eagle football team improved to 5-0 after a 33-13 win over visiting Rio Vista. Nate Kelly, grade 12, threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, two to Jared Anderson, grade 11, and another to Angel Cervantes, grade 12. Anderson ended the game with seven receptions for 132 yards. Marcus Tymous, grade 11, also added a rushing TD. On the defensive side, Jadan McDermott, grade 12, led the team with six tackles and three sacks. This Friday, the Eagles face off with Marina High at Monterey Peninsula College.
The cross country team traveled to Stockton over the weekend to compete at the Pacific Invitational. Ryan Adolf, grade 11, and Gloria Guo, grade 12, led the varsity teams, and Aditya Singhvi, grade 9, placed in the top 25 in the frosh/soph boys competition, but the story of the day was freshman Anna Weirich. Anna beat out 125 runners to win the 2-mile frosh/soph race in the small-school division, but her time of 11:54 would also have beaten the 250 runners in the frosh/soph large school race! The team next competes at the first WBAL meet on Oct. 5.
The girls golf team narrowly defeated Castilleja 196-194 last week, marking the first time in at least eight years a Harker girls golf team has defeated the Gators on our home course. Leading the Eagles were Katherine Zhu, grade 12, and Natalie Vo, grade 9, each shooting 36. Today, the girls face off with Notre Dame San Jose, followed by a match with Menlo on Tuesday.
Last week, the girls tennis team opened its league season with a 7-0 win over Crystal Springs Uplands. This week, the Eagles travel to Pinewood on Tuesday before hosting Sacred Heart Prep on Thursday.
Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team opened up last week with a 9-5 loss to Fremont, getting two goals from Cas Ruedy, grade 10, and one goal from Claudia Opris, grade 11, Samantha Yanovsky, grade 11, and Alicia Xu, grade 10. Over the weekend, the girls finished third out of 12 teams at the Watsonville Tournament. The Eagles opened the tourney with an exciting 8-7 sudden death win over Pioneer. Abigail Wisdom, grade 11, led the way with four goals. In its second game, Harker defeated Mercy Burlingame 10-4 behind another four-goal effort from Wisdom. In the semifinals, the Eagles lost to Turlock 10-4, with Wisdom scoring three more goals. Finally, the Eagles defeated Santa Cruz in the third-place game, with three more goals from Wisdom. This week, the Eagles travel to Wilcox on Tuesday and host Milpitas on Thursday.
Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo team went 1-1 in league play last week. The Eagles fell to Palo Alto 9-5 before defeating Monta Vista 14-6. This week, the boys travel to Los Altos on Tuesday and host Gunn on Thursday.
The girls volleyball team defeated Notre Dame San Jose in three games last week, led by 10 kills from Lauren Napier, grade 12, and 14 assists from Emily Cheng, grade 10. Later in the week, the Eagles fell to Mercy Burlingame in three games. The 6-7 Eagles host Notre Dame Belmont on Tuesday and travel to Mercy San Francisco on Thursday.
Congratulations to Joelle Anderson ’17 who notched her first collegiate assist and goal in Pepperdine’s 4-1 win over UC Davis last week. It didn’t take much time for Anderson to strike again as she scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over UC Santa Barbara a few days later. Check out the stories and highlights here: