Girls’ lacrosse clinches close win against St. Francis

Girls’ lacrosse clinches close win against St. Francis

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
May 3, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

Girls' lacrosse beat St. Francis after letting the Lancers gain a seven-point lead in the first half. The Vikings played the Lancers in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals last year, but lost 16-15 in sudden-death triple overtime. In that game, the Vikings were up 9-3 at half, but the... Read more »

Girls’ lacrosse prevails, beating Gunn High School 10-9

Girls’ lacrosse prevails, beating Gunn High School 10-9

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly girls’ lacrosse team defeated home-town rival, and number one seeded team, Gunn, with a final score of 10-9. The game started off with Gunn scoring two goals in the first two minutes of the game, giving them the early lead. Paly quickly retaliated with a play by Maya Benatar (‘16) driving... Read more »

Sophomores triumph over the Juniors on Day 2 of Powderpuff

Sophomores triumph over the Juniors on Day 2 of Powderpuff

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Top Stories

The Class of 2016 defeated the Juniors 21-0 on the second day of the 2014 Powderpuff Tournament. Both teams came in strong, but the Sophomores took an early lead with a run down the side by Jacey Pederson ('16), who scored all of the team's three touchdowns. The Juniors built an attack with the speed... Read more »

Erlich reinstated as baseball ousts Mountain View 6-2 on senior day

Erlich reinstated as baseball ousts Mountain View 6-2 on senior day

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Backed by six innings of pitching from Chris Smith (‘14), the Paly baseball team downed Mountain View 6-2 on senior day Wednesday. Smith allowed just one run while striking out six. In addition, recently reinstated pitcher Danny Erlich (‘14) appeared in his first game of the year, pitching the... Read more »

Freshmen defeat Seniors in Powderpuff Semi-finals

Freshmen defeat Seniors in Powderpuff Semi-finals

Alys Olmstead , Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
Filed under Top Stories

The freshmen downed the seniors 7-0 on Wednesday at the Paly lacrosse field in the first game of the 2014 Powder Puff Tournament. After winning the tournament last year, the seniors were upset by the freshmen due to a late game touchdown pass. The freshmen team used mostly running attack with a few passes... Read more »

Softball sneaks by Castilleja 1-0

Softball sneaks by Castilleja 1-0

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 28, 2014
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

Softball took on the Castilleja Gators this afternoon in a tight, non-league, game, with only one run scored in the fifth inning for the Vikings. The first inning opened with the Vikings not allowing anyone one base. Pitcher Julia Saul ('14) struck out the second batter. With the Vikings up to bat,... Read more »

Boys’ lacrosse defeats Menlo Atherton 4-3

Boys’ lacrosse defeats Menlo Atherton 4-3

Tori DeStefano, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Boys, Top Stories

After an intense battle in heavy wind and rain, the Palo Alto boys' lacrosse team triumphed over Menlo Atherton 5-4 on Friday night. Paly started off the game strong, immediately grabbing the lead with goals by Tully McCallister (’14) and Matt Seligson (’16). Menlo Atherton’s offense could not... Read more »

Vikings’ baseball blown out 10-1 by Campolindo

Vikings’ baseball blown out 10-1 by Campolindo

Zoe Bhargava and Bryn Carlson
April 20, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

After a long seven innings, the Vikings baseball team lost to the Camoplindo High School Cougars Saturday 10-1 on Saturday afternoon. Paly had 6 hits in comparison to Campolindo’s 14. The top of the first inning started with strong pitching by Justin Hull (‘16) who tallied a strike out and drew two... Read more »

Lady Vikings blow past Mountain View, 15-3

Lady Vikings blow past Mountain View, 15-3

Gillian Chryst, Staff writer
April 19, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

On a warm Friday afternoon, the Lady Vikings secured another victory against league opponent Mountain View. Early in the first half the Vikings offense dominated the ball. A score from Ami Drez ('14) gave the Vikings momentum resulting in another score minutes after by Allie Peery ('15). The Vikings... Read more »

Softball suffers close loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Softball suffers close loss to Sacred Heart Cathedral

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
April 17, 2014
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Thursday afternoon, Paly softball dropped a close game to Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory from San Francisco, 4-3. "I feel like we're so much better than we played," Emma Noroian ('14) said. "We're struggling with hitting. We all hit really well in practice, but then transferring that to the... Read more »