LACROSSE LAND ...Sacred Heart Prep, the defending West Catholic Athletic League boys lacrosse champions, remained undefeated in league play Wednesday with a 15-1 victory over visiting St. Francis. Tommy Barnds scored six goals and had two assists for the Gators (8-0, 4-0), who are alone in first place after Sacred Heart Cathedral's 8-7 upset of St. Ignatius on Wednesday. Patrick Hagerty added three goals and an assist for the Gators, who host Jesuit at 4 p.m. Friday. Ben Ramsay added a pair of goals and two assists for SHP. Joe Sonsini also recorded two assists while Cody Wiebe recorded seven saves and Colin Choi made two saves . . . In another match, host Bellarmine downed Menlo School, 13-4. The Knights (3-4, 1-3) travel to play Mercer Island in the opening round of the Northwest Invitational in Washington on Friday at 8 p.m . . . Host Palo Alto beat Los Altos, 20-1, in a SCVAL De Anza Division contest, setting up a crucial game at Los Gatos. The Vikings (6-3, 4-1) were a half-game behind the Wildcats (6-2, 4-0) entering play Thursday night. Los Gatos beat host Menlo-Atherton, 9-8, in a thriller on Tuesday to move into the top spot. The Bears (6-3, 4-1) were tied for second with Paly heading into their Thursday night match at Carlmont. Gunn dropped a 16-6 SCVAL El Camino Division match to visiting Sequoia (7-2, 6-0) on Tuesday. The Cherokees were 1 1/2 games up on second-place Woodside (4-3, 4-1). Peter Christians scored three goals and recorded an assist for the Titans (3-3, 2-3), who played Pioneer Thursday. The Titans reside in sixth-place, but are one game out of third and two games out of second with seven matches to play . . . Laurel Comiter scored six goals and Gunn opened its Santa Clara Valley Athletic League schedule with a 14-5 victory over visiting Mountain View on Wednesday. Irene Kim and Rachel Grant each added three goals for the Titans (5-2, 1-0), who host Los Altos at 7 p.m. Friday. Grace Williams scored a pair of goals and had three assists. Goalie Brindha Jaeger recorded six saves for the Titans . . .Freshman Ellie Noto scored four goals, senior Ingrid Corrigan added three and visiting Sacred Heart Prep took over sole possession of first place in the West Bay Athletic League, beating previously undefeated Menlo School, 10-5. The Gators (5-3, 4-0) held a 5-4 edge at halftime and then took control in the second half. Sophomore Genna Gibbons added two goals for SHP, which hosts St. Francis in a league match at 4 p.m. Friday. Emma Briger made five saves for the Gators, who have not lost to a Central Coast Section team yet this season. Allison Carter added a goal and an assist. Abby Doll scored a pair of goals for Menlo (5-2, 3-1), which plays at Burlingame on Friday. Menlo-Atherton took a big lead and then hung on to beat host Mitty, 13-10, in another WBAL League contest. The Bears led 9-1 at the half on goals from Hannah Shaw, Leiney Paul and Audrey Koren, who each had three goals in the game . . . Palo Alto jumped into the SCVAL race after coming from behind to beat Los Altos, 16-14, on Wednesday. Abigal Ramsey led the charge with eight goals and Phoebe Kim added six goals and an assist. The Vikings (2-5, 1-1) host Mountain View at 7 p.m. Friday.