Menlo News September 08, 2022

Girls’ water polo wins thriller, takes 5th at Acalanes Invitational

Knights roll past Valley Christian in league opener

9.10.2022 –The Menlo girls’ water polo team won a thriller of a match with Carondolet to take fifth in the Acalanes Tournament on Saturday.
The Knights (6-2) finished the tournament with a 3-1 mark after holding off Carondolet, which came back from a 4-1 first-quarter deficit to lead the Knights 6-5 at the half. The teams tied at 7 with two minutes left in the quarter. Senior Erica Fenyo scored the winner with a minute left in the game. Senior Malia Chavinson had a hat trick and Sofia Flierl scored twice and added two assists.
Fenyo finished the tournament with 11 goals and six assists. Junior Kenya Cassidy had seven goals and five assists, Malia Chavinson posted six goals and a pair of assists. Nyla Sharma tallied 27 saves. Sofia Flierl added four assists and four goals,
Earlier Saturday, the Knights used a nine-point second half to beat Archie Williams 12-5. Cassidy socred half of those and assisted on two more. Fenyo had a hat trick, two assists and a steal. Chavinson added a goal, an assist and two steals.
The Knights split games Friday, opening with a 10-1 victory over San Ramon Valley. Fenyo posted two goals, an assist and three steals. Ward had two goals and four steals, Chavinson contributed two goals and four steals, and Cassidy added a goal and two assists. Fenyo poured in four goals and an assist in a 13-5 loss to Acalanes
Menlo resumes WCAL play and next hosts St. Francis on Wednesday.

Fifth-place game
Menlo 8, Carondolet 7
Goals – Chavinson 3, Flierl 2, Fenyo 2, Ward
Assists – Flierl 2, Fenyo 2, Cassidy
Saves – Sharma 11

Menlo 12, Archie Williams 5
Goals – Cassidy 6, Fenyo 3, Chavinson, Gamble, Hirsch
Assists – Fenyo 2, Cassidy 2, Chavinson, Gamble, Hirsch, Ward
Saves – Sharma 6

Day One - Friday
Acalanes 13, Menlo 5
Goals – Fenyo 4, Flierl
Assists – Fenyo, Chavinson
Saves: Sharma 4

Menlo 10, San Ramon Valley 1
Goals – Flierl, Fenyo 2, Ward 2, Cassidy, Chavinson 2, Hirsch 2,
Assists – Flierl 2,, Cassidy 2, Fenyo
Saves – Sharma 6

Menlo 21, Valley Christian 7

9.7.2022 – The Menlo Knights girls’ water polo team uses a five-goal, second-quarter run to beat Valley Christian 21-7 in a WCAL opener.
The Knights’ Erica Fenyo, with six goals, eight assists, five steals, and Kenya Cassidy, with six goals, five assists, seven steals, paved the way Malia Chavinson added four goals while Sofia Flierl had five steals, three assists and two goals. Goalie Nyla Sharma picked up four saves, two assists, two steals, and a goal.