Castilleja splashes to PAL Bay Division water polo victory


Castilleja opened Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division water polo play with a 15-1 victory over visiting Woodside on Monday night as Lexi Triantis and Georgia Hutchinson each scored three goals.

Elsa McElhinney, Gabby Lewis and Minhee Chung each added a pair of goals for the Gators (2-3, 1-0), who host Half Moon Bay at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah Pedley and Sutchie Ofori-Nyako combined for seven saves in the goal.

Castilleja held a 10-0 advantage at halftime and held the Wildcats (0-3, 0-1) scoreless into the fourth quarter.

Girls golf

Hannah Lesti fired a round of 48 but Sacred Heart Prep fell to Notre Dame San Jose 240-263 in a West Bay Athletic League match Monday.

Girls tennis

Sara Quinlan and Ella Sheehan each won their singles matches to help visiting Sacred Heart Prep beat San Mateo 5-2 in a nonleague match Monday.

SHP’s doubles team each won in straight sets, with Bridgette Molumphy and Tara Harrison at No. 1, Alexa Schlotter and Ciara Moses at No. 2 and Annika Van Zandt and Christy Thompson at No. 3.

The Gators (2-1) travel to Cupertino High to take on the Pioneers at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Girls volleyball

Senior Natalie Grover collected 12 kills and Menlo-Atherton beat host Presentation 25-22, 33-31, 26-24 in a nonleague match Monday.

The Bears (6-2) rallied to take the lead late in the first set and held on for the win. The second set was another back and forth affair with nine match points between the Bears and Panthers before M-A managed to win.

Undaunted, Presentation started strong in the third set and again M-A responded and eventually moved out in front to claim the match.

Grover led the team in kills, senior rightside Olivia Lang followed with nine and senior middle Marit Hoyem and junior outside Semiajah Ix-Siu had eight apiece. Junior setter Solie Cecil led the Bears with 23 assists and senior setter Mariah Grover had 18.

On defense the Bears were led by Natalie Grover and senior Bella Shermis with 12 digs apiece, Lang added 9, and Cecil contributed 7. The Bears also had 9 blocks and 7 aces.

The Bears travel to Burlingame to begin their PAL Bay Division season at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

— Palo Alto Sports Online

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