Last Friday was Teacher Appreciation Night as the Eagles took on the St. Francis Watsonville Sharks. The teachers, who were honored before the game, were treated to an impressive 49-27 Harker victory that included lots of big numbers from the Eagles. Nate Kelly, grade 11, threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for two more touchdowns; Will Park, grade 12, rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown; Angel Cervantes, grade 11, caught five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, also adding a rushing touchdown; Anthony Contreras, grade 11, caught two passes for 128 yards and a touchdown; James Pauli, grade 11, was once again the leader on defense as he led the team with 14 tackles; and Kailee Gifford, grade 12, was a perfect seven for seven on PATs. Check out some of the highlights from the game: http://www.hudl.com/video/2/51617/580bf6e2f6170839b000ff5d
The Eagles are now 4-4 on the year and will close out the regular season on Nov. 5 with their Homecoming Night and Senior Night matchup with Stellar Prep.
Last week, the girls golf team defeated Sacred Heart Prep behind Katherine Zhu, grade 11, who earned medalist honors shooting a 37. Later in the week, the Eagles fell to league rival Castilleja by just two strokes. Zhu once again led the Eagles as she shot a 2-under 32. This Wednesday, Harker will compete in the WBAL Championships at Poplar Creek Golf Course.
The Eagles had a great showing at the second WBAL meet of the year at Baylands Park. All seven varsity boys runners completed the 3.1 mile course in under 20 minutes. Niki Iyer, grade 12, continued her dominance as she posted the fifth-fastest course time ever as she won the girls varsity division, beating the second place runner by 20 seconds. The WBAL Championships will be held on Nov. 4 at Crystal Springs Cross Country Park.
The girls tennis team lost to Castilleja last week 4-3. The Eagles finish up the regular season this week with matches against Pinewood on Tuesday and Sacred Heart Prep on Thursday.
Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team dropped two league matches last week to bring its regular season record to 6-16 on the year. The Eagles lost to Homestead 4-0 and Lynbrook 6-1. The SCVAL tournament begins this week with the Eagles taking on Saratoga in the first round on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. at Homestead High.
Boys Water Polo
The red hot boys water polo team cooled off a bit at the end of the regular season, falling 11-9 to Lynbrook, followed by a 1-2 showing at the Ron Freeman Memorial Tournament over the weekend. The Eagles are now 16-7 heading in to their SCVAL tournament matchup with Milpitas on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Cupertino High.
The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Mercy San Francisco in three games last week, followed by a 1-4 record at the Notre Dame Belmont Tournament over the weekend. The Eagles finish up their season this week with a trip to Notre Dame Belmont on Tuesday and Senior Night on Thursday versus Notre Dame San Jose at 5:45 p.m.