SAN JOSE - Newport Harbor High's boys water polo club won its first
two games of the 1999 Cal State Water Polo Tournament with an 11-7 win
over Menlo High and a 10-5 win over Harvard-Westlake.
In the opener against Menlo, the Sailors jumped out to a 10-3
first-half lead and never looked back.
Robert Weiner had three goals, while Peter Belden and Brandan Hansen
each had two goals for Newport (22-1).
Tim Birdsong, Brandon McClain and Tim Johnson combined for 14 saves in
goal for the Tars.
In the second-game win over Harvard-Westlake, ranked No. 5 in CIF
Southern Section Division I, it was a two-player show as Ryan Cook had
six goals, while Belden added four for the second-ranked Sailors.
Belden, Paul Kepner and Birdsong each had three assists for the
Sailors, who will take on the winner of the Corona del Mar-Coronado High
matchup next in the tournament.
CAL STATE TOURNAMENT
Newport Harbor 11, Menlo 7
Menlo 1 2 1 3 - 7
Newport 4 6 1 0 - 11
NH: Weiner 3, Belden 2, Hansen 2, Kepner 1, Jendrusina 1, Bean 1,
Gough 1. Saves: Birdsong 5, Johnson 5, McClain 4.
Newport Harbor 10, Harvard Westlake 5
Newport Harbor 4 2 2 2 - 10
Harvard-Westlake 2 2 1 0 - 5
NH: Cook 6, Belden 4. Saves: Birdsong 5.