MHS girls, boys polo qual­ify for state

Teams are sev­enth seed in Div. II re­gion­als

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Af­ter fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the Val­ley wa­ter polo play­offs, the Monache girls and boys teams were each seeded sev­enth in the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia Divi­sion II play­offs.

The CIF web­site only listed re­gional cham­pi­onship brack­ets for Socal and Norcal boys and Norcal girls. Each re­gional had two di­vi­sions. Tues­day’s win­ners ad­vance to the re­gional semi­fi­nals on Nov. 18

The Ma­raud­ers girls team (24-8, 7-1 East Yosemite League) will play sec­ond-seeded Sanger High School in Sanger (26-6, 10-0 County Metro) at 5 p.m. on Tues­day, Nov. 14 in the first round of the CIF Norcal Div. II Girls Wa­ter Polo Cham­pi­onships.

In their only meet­ing this sea­son, Sanger de­feated Monache, 9-8, back on Aug. 26.

Monache was seeded sec­ond in the Cen­tral Sec­tion Div. II play­offs and ad­vanced to the fi­nal, where they played top-seeded Red­wood. The Rangers (29-2, 12-0 West Yosemite) topped the Ma­raud­ers, 8-7 in sud­den-death over­time to claim the Val­ley ti­tle on Thurs­day, Nov. 9.

Red­wood was seeded fourth in the state re­gional and will host No. 5 Caron­delet (18-7, 5-3 East Bay Val­ley) of Con­cord.

Sanger, the two seed in Cen­tral Sec­tion Div. I play­offs, is com­ing off a 5-4 loss to fourth-seeded Clo­vis (20-13, 7-3 Tri River) in the Val­ley fi­nal. Clo­vis was seeded

No. 6 in Norcal Div. I. BOYS Monache’s boys (19-12, 5-3 EYL) play sec­ond-seeded Clo­vis North (24-7, 8-2 Tri River) in Clo­vis at 5 p.m. on Tues­day, Nov. 14 in the first round of the CIF Norcal Div. II Boys Wa­ter Polo Cham­pi­onships.

The sec­ond-seeded Ma­raud­ers lost to topseeded Garces, 16-10, in the Cen­tral Sec­tion Div. II boys fi­nal on Thurs­day, Nov. 9.

Garces was seeded fourth in the Norcal Re­gional and will host fifth­seeded Marin Academy (20-5, 6-0 North Bay) of San Rafael.

Clo­vis North de­feated Monache 17-6 in their only meet­ing this sea­son on Sept. 29.

In a bat­tle of the top seeds in Div. I in the Val­ley play­offs, Clo­vis North fell to fa­vored Buchanan, 8-6. Buchanan was seeded No. 5 in the Norcal Div. I bracket.

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