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Gunn, Paly girls win in SCVAL De Anza Division water polo

Paly girls win SCVAL cross country meet at Crystal Springs

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Lulu Gaither scored in sudden death to lift Palo Alto past Los Altos. Photo by Jenna Hickey.

Cooper McKenna scored eight goals to help the Gunn girls water polo team beat host Saratoga 17-8 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division match Tuesday.

Molly Wilkinson added four goals for the Titans (11-1, 7-0), who host second-place Los Gatos in a league match Thursday at 6:45 p.m. that will go a long way in deciding the league championship.

Cooper McKenna
The Titans rallied from a two-goal to beat the Wildcats (9-3, 7-1) in their first meeting.

Starters Isobel Taylor, Kate Mallery and Jayden Kratt missed Tuesday's game for various reasons. All three are day to day.

Palo Alto (10-6, 4-3) went overtime to beat visiting Los Altos as Lulu Gaither scored in sudden death.

The Vikings travel to Gunn for a league match on Tuesday at 6:45 p.m.

Boys water polo

Palo Alto (10-6, 3-5) lost at home 17-12 to first-place Los Altos while Gunn fell at Wilcox, 6-4.

The Vikings travel to Mountain View for a league match at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. The Titans host Los Gatos at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Cross country

Ella Ball and Hilary Studdert each finished in the top seven to help the Palo Alto girls win the SCVAL Center Meet 2 at Crystal Springs on Tuesday.

The Vikings scored 58, ahead of Monta Vista (94) and third-place Gunn (96).

Ball raced the 2.95-mile course in 18:49.1, finishing fourth. Gunn's Maansay Rishi was third in 18:36.4. Studdert placed seventh in 19:11.2. All five Paly scorers finished among the top 17. Hailey Hwang was 14th (19:41.7), Katherine Cheng 16th (19:52.1) and Gretchen Berndt 17th (19:54.4).

Neha Rishi was 20th for the Titans with a time of 20:07.4 and Evelyn Gaskin was right behind in 20:11.5.

On the boys side, Palo Alto was third with 87 points, behind Lynbrook (56) and Los Altos (61). David Evans placed fourth for the Vikings with a time of 15:59.4. Gunn's Jaden Jeong was eighth in 16:25.4.

Girls tennis

Kamila Wong won her match at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 5-7, 10-5, to highlight Palo Alto's 6-1 victory over host Saratoga in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division match Tuesday.

Iris Li won at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-2, while the No. 1 doubles team of Anya Yakemenko and Rachel Owens won, 6-3, 6-4, for Paly (9-5, 5-3), which hosts Monta Vista at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Agnes Mar and Riya DeDatta won their match 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3 doubles.

Menlo beat host Castilleja 7-0 in a West Bay Athletic League match at Rinconanda Park on Tuesday. Singles players Tricia Chang, Brynn Brady, Natalie Westermann and Charlotte Yao dropped a combind total of four games.

The Knights (12-3, 4-0) play at Crystal Springs Uplands and Castilleja hosts Sacred Heart Prep at 4 p.m. Thursday.

The Gators (7-5, 2-2) lost to host Harker 5-2.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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