Prep report: M-A girls net lacrosse victory over Gunn


Theresa McGannon and Leiney Paul each scored three goals and Menlo-Atherton downed Gunn 14-3 in a nonleague game Tuesday.

The Bears (2-2) open West Bay Athletic League play Friday, hosting Burlingame at 4 p.m.

The Titans (2-1) host Sequoia in a nonleague game at 7 pm. Friday.

Laurel Comiter and Irene Kim scored early to give the Titans a 2-1 lead.

Following a time out by M-A coach Juliet Mittlemann, the Bears defense tightened and the offense ripped Gunn for 13 straight points.

Annie Chazen and Lottie Plewman each scored a pair of goals. Hannah Shaw and Ally Shaw helped the Bears dominate the midfield, where M-A went 14 for 17 on the draw.

The Bears defense limited the Titans to one shot on goal in the second half.

Bears defender Sarah Chiang had three defensive takeaways.

Gunn goalie Brindha Jaeger kept the score down with 14 saves.

Taylor DeGroff scored seven goals and recorded 10 draw controls as Castilleja opened its West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division schedule with a 17-8 victory over St. Francis at El Camino Park in Palo Alto on Tuesday.

Anika Adzich and Gaby Nightingale each added three goals, Megan Foreman scored twice and goalie Alia Singh had five saves.

The Gators (2-0, 1-0) travel to San Jose for a 4:30 p.m. game at Mitty on Friday. St. Francis (2-4, 0-2) hosts Sacred Heart Prep at 7 p.m. Friday.

Sacred Heart Prep took care of visiting Mitty 17-3, handing the Monarchs (5-1, 1-1) their first loss of the season.

Boys golf

Playing in winds gusting over 30 mph, the Menlo boys' golf team held off rival Harker 196-206 at Palo Alto Hills CC in a West Bay Athletic League match Tuesday.

Menlo junior Kripa Dharan took medalist honors, firing a 36. He was one of four Knights who shot under 40.

Senior Charlie Hsieh and sophomore Jeremy Yun each with a round of 38 and senior Seth Pope carded a 39.

Junior Seiji Yang and freshman Marcus Ying finished with 45s.

The Knights improve to 3-0 in league play and face Crystal Springs at Palo Alto Hills CC on Wednesday.

Boys lacrosse

In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Palo Alto topped visiting Burlingame 11-6 on Tuesday. The Vikings (3-2, 1-0) host Menlo-Atherton (3-2, 2-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Bears beat host Los Altos 18-3.

Track and field (Saturday)

In the Wildcat Relays in Watsonville, the girls team had a dominating performance, placing first in three of four races, and second on the other.

The Knights 4x100 team -- senior Lauren Hamilton, who is set to compete for Washington-St. Louis next season, and juniors Charlotte Lee, Kyra Pretre and Michelle Louie -- took first in 52.25.

The 4x200 team of Lee, Hamilton, sophomore Maddie Sanders and Louie won in 1:52.60, and the sprint medley relay of Louie (400), Hamilton (200), Sanders (200) and junior Kyra Pretre (800) took first in 4:16.40.

Menlo's distance medley relay of sophomore Marisa Castagna (1200), Lee (400), Sanders (800) and Pretre (1600) took second in 13:14.70.

Castagna and freshman Pia Gallo finished 11th and 12th in the 3200 among 32 athletes.

Note: Palo Alto track and field picture on the top by David Hickey.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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