Despite sharing best record with Paly, Gunn girls win title

The Gunn and Palo Alto girls split their regular-season lacrosse matches in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League this season. Appropriately, then, the rivals should have wound up sharing the title after both posted victories on Friday night. But, that's not the case.

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Posted by lois chou
a resident of Gunn High School
on May 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Thank you for acknowledging that Gunn won the SCVAL Girls Varsity lacrosse regular season.

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Posted by What?
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 12, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Does anyone else find the title offensive? Why not just say Gunn won the Lacrosse title? 15-2 sounds a lot better then 14-5. Does anyone else think the Gunn gets far less sports reporting than Paly, even when they win?

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Posted by Editors, Please fix
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm

@What? Yes, I agree, that is back-handed lauding at best. It makes it sounds as if Gunn didn't win legitimately, which of course they did. I doubt intentional, but nevertheless, it should be changed.

It would not be "appropriate" that the teams "should share the title" - it is appropriate that Gunn won the title outright, given that they led in the crucial tie-breaking category. You don't say that a game that gets settled in overtime "appropriately should have ended in a tie" - right?

How about "Gunn Girls Win Lacrosse Title, Edging Out Paly?"

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