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Gunn golfers make history with first-ever league win
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|The Gunn girls' golf team, in its first season of existence, opened play in the Blossom Valley Athletic League with an historic 209-287 victory over host Santa Teresa at the par-36 Santa Teresa Golf Course on Tuesday in San Jose.
The Titans (1-0, 3-1) were led by sophomore Anna Zhou, who shot an excellent 1-under-par 35. Junior teammate Jayshree Sarathy was a few strokes behind with a 38 while freshman Tiffany Yang shot 40, Lianna McFarlane had a 44 and Somina Lee wrapped up the scoring with a 52.
In San Jose, Menlo School bounced back from its season-opening WBAL loss to Harker on Monday and defeated host Notre Dame-San Jose, 225-242, Tuesday at San Jose Muni. Freshman Jessie Rong earned medalist honors for the Knights (1-1) with a 2-over 38. She had eight pars and one double-bogey. Caroline Broderick added a 43, Christina Schwab shot 45 and two other freshmen, Grace Costello (48) and Nicole Henderson (51) wrapped up the scoring.
In San Jose, Sacred Heart Prep traveled south on Tuesday to take on Harker at Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose. Despite a pair of 41's from sophomore Jessica Koenig and freshman Maddy Ellison, the Gators (2-1, 3-2) dropped a 223-227 decision in WBAL action and fell out of a first place as the Eagles moved to 2-0 in league.
Boys' water polo
Palo Alto fell out of share of first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division following a 10-8 loss to host Mountain View on Tuesday. Bret Pinsker led the Vikings (2-1, 4-3) with five goals while the Spartans improved to 2-0 (7-0).
The Gunn at Homestead match was not reported.
In the PAL Ocean Division, Kyle Walden scored seven goals for Priory in a 20-8 loss to host Half Moon Bay. The Panthers fell to 0-2 in league.
In nonleague action, host Menlo School battled St. Francis in a showdown of perennial CCS contenders but came up just short in a 12-11 setback after trailing 10-5 entering the fourth quarter.
The Lancers went on a 7-3 run to take a 9-4 halftime lead, but the Knights (3-3) rallied with six goals in the fourth quarter to make it an exciting finish. Andreas Katsis, Nick Bisconti, Alexander Carlisle and Chris Xi all scored two goals for Menlo while John Wilson and Alexander Lazar were solid in the cage.
Menlo will host Jesuit of Sacramento on Saturday in another tough nonleague matchup at 5:45 p.m.
Girls' water polo
Junior Caroline Anderson scored eight goals to pace Gunn to a 13-4 victory over host Homestead in a SCVAL De Anza Division match. The Titans (2-0, 6-3) were coming off an 11-3 nonleague loss to Davis on Thursday. Davis went on to capture the St. Francis Invitational on Saturday.
In Santa Clara, sophomore Tess van Hulsen scored four goals and juniors Abbey Kinnamen and Caroline Moley added three each to pace Palo Alto to a 15-6 win over host Wilcox. The Vikings (2-1, 3-4) grabbed a 7-2 halftime lead.
In Half Moon Bay, Menlo (2-0) remained perfect in the PAL Ocean Division with a 14-11 victory over the host Cougars. Kaelen Dunn led the Knights with seven goals with Kate Huneke added three and Alyssa Meyer two. Menlo will host the annual Amanda MacDonald Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
Menlo-Atherton continued its busy week and remained atop the PAL Bay Division with a 7-0 victory over host Mills on Tuesday. Erin LaPorte, Samantha Andrew, Lindy LaPlante and Valerie Giordano swept the singles while losing only a combined six games. Andrew and LaPlante each won, 6-0, 6-0.
The Bears (4-0, 6-3) will risk their unbeaten league mark on Thursday against visiting Carlmont at 4 p.m. The Scots and Bears are considered the top two teams in the division.
In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Gunn remained perfect after three matches with a 7-0 victory over host Santa Clara at Central Park. Ali Li, Lucy Oyer, Stephanie Zhang and Tiffany Russell swept the singles while all four combined to lose only nine games. The Titans (5-4 overall) dropped only seven games in doubles.
— Palo Alto Online Sports
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