Boys Waterpolo Scrapes a Win in Season Opener

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The boys waterpolo team defeated Saint Mary’s 10-9 Friday in a come-from-behind win; down a goal with 2 minutes left in the game, sophomore Julian Montoya got a key steal, which led to a counterattack goal. A few seconds later, junior Michael Heller sealed the deal for the Bears with an outside shot that slipped past the St. Mary’s goalie. Heller ended the game with 5 goals, followed by senior Zach de Haaff with 3. Seniors Elias Nasr and Willem Holzrichter scored one goal each.

Heller swims past St. Mary’s defense on his way to scoring his second goal of the game.
De Haaff looks to pass the ball in the first quarter.









Montoya commented, “We’re definitely a lot better this year and we have a strong senior class, I think we are good contenders to win PAL.” Having the game during lunch allowed many students to watch, as the stands of Spieker Pool were packed from the beginning. Heller said that “It was great to be able to have so many of our friends watch us play, it definitely motivated us to beat [St. Marys]. This was a great start to the season.” The boys waterpolo team will look to continue their success when they play Carlmont this Wednesday.

Heller scores his first goal of the game.
Bears on the bench watch their teammates.

Sathvik Nori is a senior and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the M-A Chronicle. He enjoys writing stories about sports, the M-A community and youth issues in general. In his free time, he loves to debate, read, and spend time with friends. He is also the Student Trustee for the Sequoia Union High School District

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