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Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Boys’ water polo clenches a 9-7 victory over Monta Vista Matadors

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

On Thursday night, the boys’ water polo team faced off the Monta Vista Matadors in its second league game of the season. Team captain Lucas Novak (‘15) was pleased with the team’s performance and ultimate defeat of the Matadors. “For most of the game we played well; our defense was definitely...

Boys Water Polo Preview

Lukas Novak ('15) prepares for a shot.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

The Fall sports season is almost upon us, which means boys' water polo is starting up soon. Last year the Vikings impressed when they made a deep run, as only Bellarmine could stop them from reaching the CCS finals. The team has changed drastically since then, as eleven seniors have graduated and...

Paly boys’ water polo defeats Gunn Titans 13-12 to advance onto CCS semifinals

JJ Kadifa ('14) looks for an open pass. The Paly Vikings went on to defeat the Gunn Titans 13-12, moving onto the CCS semifinals next week.

Sheila Subramanian, Staff Writer

November 16, 2013

In the quarterfinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships, Palo Alto Vikings’ boys water polo made a significant comeback to beat the Gunn Titans 13-12 after losing to the Titans three times prior, advancing them to the semifinals. Head coach Brandon Johnson praised his team’s winning ...

Paly boys’ water polo drops SCVAL championship 9-5 to Gunn Titans

Lucas Novak ('15) opens up for a pass. Novak scored twice for the Vikings in the SCVAL championship game.

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 10, 2013

Saturday night, the Paly Vikes took on the Gunn Titans in the SCVAL championship game. Despite a fourth quarter comeback, the Vikings lost 9-5 to the Titans. “The first three quarters were pretty rough, we came out kind of slow,” Lucas Novak (’15) said. “In the last quarter we saw a lot of...

Boys’ water polo triumphs over Mountain View 7-5 in second round of SCVAL

Winston Rosati ('16) looks to shoot. Rosati put up three goals to help the Vikes beat the Spartans 7-5.

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 9, 2013

Paly boys’ water polo defeated the Mountain View Spartans 7-5 on Friday at home in the second round of the SCVAL tournament. Late in the season, the Vikings have found the experience from each game has helped them become a strong team leading into this league tournament. “The more games we...

Boys’ water polo beats Lynbrook 11-8 in first round of SCVAL tournament

Sam Kelley ('14) anticipates his next shot. Kelley put up five goals to help the Paly Vikings defeat Lynbrook 11-8.

Zoe Bhargava and Paige Bara

November 7, 2013

The Paly boys’ water polo team took on the Lynbrook Vikings in the first round of the SCVAL tournament, winning the game 11-8 in their home pool. Coach Brandon Johnson voiced his approval of his team’s performance. “It was good, I thought we played really well,” Johnson said. “We knew...

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