Sydney Liu doubled twice and drove in four runs and the Palo Alto softball team beat host Cupertino 15-5 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division contest Wednesday.
Mackenzie Glassford added three hits, including a triple, scored four times, and drove in four runs for the Vikings (8-3, 4-2), who won their third straight entering Friday's game at home against co-leader Saratoga (11-3, 6-1) at 4 p.m.
The Falcons knocked off previously unbeaten Milpitas (11-2-2, 6-1), 6-2, at Saratoga on Wednesday.
Fabiana Teofan pitched the first 5 1/3 innings to gain credit for the victory. The sophomore improved to 4-0 on the season.
Cupertino (4-11, 2-4) scored three times in the bottom of the first inning but Palo Alto responded with a seven-run rally in the top of the second and never looked back.
Eight different players recorded at least one hit and seven drove in runs. Maggie Renteria had two hits and rove in two runs, Sophie Frick doubled and drove in a pair of runs, Teddie Stewart added three hits, scored four times and drove in a run.
Madeline Frick collected two hits and an RBI while Ella Jones had a hit and RBI. Abigail Black also hit safely for the Vikings.
In another El Camino Division game, Maddy Wiseman threw a three-hitter over five innings and Gunn topped host Lynbrook 11-0.
Wiseman struck out three, walked two and added a hit and two RBIs for the Titans (5-8, 3-4), who host Cupertino at 4 p.m. Friday.
Senior Adele Colwell and sophomore Tori Mock each had two hits and drove in two runs, and junior Romi Miller and freshman each had a hit and drove in a pair of runs.
Michele Schwarzwalder and Emily Kim each contributed two hits as all nine players either scored a run or had a hit and seven did both. Isa Arocha doubled and Isabel Flores scored and drove in a run.
Gunn downed Sacred Heart Prep 5-2 in a nonleague match Wednesday. Singles players Amit Rao, Nicholas Olsen, Martin Vladimirov, and Ishan Balakrishnan all won in straight sets for the Titans.
Lance Chou recorded 20 digs and Jake Davison had 11 kills but host Sacred Heart Prep lost to Fremont, 25-15, 25-16, 30-28, in a SCVAL El Camino contest Wednesday.
Eastside College Prep dropped a league match, 25-15, 25-22, 25-19, to visiting Lynbrook (15-5, 8-1) in another match. The Panthers (1-12, 1-6) travel to Santa Clara for a match Friday.
Menlo School downed host Carondelet 9-8 in overtime Wednesday. The Knights (10-2, 3-0) meet Castilleja on Friday at El Camino Field at 3 p.m. in a WBAL match.
The Knights trailed by one at halftime before the Cougars peeled off four unanswered goals to lead 8-3 with 18 minutes left.
Menlo chipped away at the lead and tied the game with a couple minutes to go.
The game went into sudden death overtime and Abby Doll scored the golden goal on a feed from Indira Varma.
Page Wolfenden and Charlotte Swisher each scored three goals for Menlo.