Girls lacrosse: Bears keep slim title hopes alive; Gunn wins

Lottie Plewman scored twice for M-A. Photo by Julie McGannon.

Menlo-Atherton has a slim chance at a co-championship in the West Bay Athletic League girls' lacrosse race. While it's unlikely, the Bears' remaining two league matches are both at home, including the regular-season finale against current leader Sacred Heart Prep (11-5, 9-0).

The Gators lost a non-league match to host Amador Valley 14-11 on Wednesday. SHP, which plays a demanding non-league slate, still hasn't lost to a Central Coast Section team. Menlo (15-4, 7-2) would love to be the first when the rivals meet Friday on the Gators' home field.

Menlo-Atherton took care of business Wednesday, beating host Burlingame 16-1 as Audrey Koren, Theresa McGannon and Sally Norman shared the team lead, each with three scores. Lottie Plewman added a pair of goals and an assist.

Burlingame scored its only goal in the final seven minutes of play as M-A defenders Ally Shaw, who scored, Grace Carlson, Ellie Kennedy anbd Izzy Carhart, who also scored a goal, kept the Panthers tamed in front of senior goalie Jillian Mullarkey.

Lauren Baker, Nadia Eizadi and Hannah Shaw also scored for the Bears (9-5, 7-3).

M-A has clinched at least the No. 3 spot for the WBAL championships.

In SCVAL action, Grace Williams recorded a hat trick to pace Gunn past Mountain View 9-8 Wednesday, setting up a match with Palo Alto (4-6, 3-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Titans turf for Senior Night.

Laurel Comiter and Reardon Sweidy-Stata each added two goals, Irene Kim added a goal and an assist and Chloe Li had an assist.

Goalie Brindha Jaeger recorded nine saves for the Titans (78-5, 3-3) and received defensive help from teammates Maya Schell, Yazzy Simons, Sydney Hetzel, Ella Stewart, and Kate Williams.

Gunn will recognize their five seniors: Jade Clavier, Laurel Comiter, Zoe Dabbagh, Sydney Hetzel and Grace Williams.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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