Boys water polo: Sailors win two

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.

GAME TWO

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.

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