Alexandra Szczerba scored five goals and had three assists as Sacred Heart Prep downed host Menlo School, 19-7, in a West Catholic Athletic League girls’ water polo contest Wednesday.
Ashley Penner added four goals and two assists for the Gators (8-1), who finish their season Thursday with a game at NorCal powerhouse Miramonte. Ella Woodhead produced three goals and three assists.
Alina Hernandez scored three goals for Menlo (5-4), which hosts Menlo-Atherton in its season finale Friday. Rusha Bhat added a pair of goals.
Brienz Lang scored both of her goals in the first 5 1/2 minutes of play, helping SHP build a 5-1 advantage. She later added an assist.
Lucy Homer led the Gators with four steals to go with a pair of assists. Goalkeeper Megan Norris added three steals and recorded seven saves (.700 save percentage) playing the first half.
Kate Brandin made both of her shots on goal, added a pair of assists and recorded two steals. Riley Hocker also had two goals and two assists and drew two exclusions.
Maggie Stevens also scored for SHP, while Paedrin Gillett recorded four saves (.571 save percentage) playing the second half.
Malia Chavinson and Erica Fenyo also scored for Menlo. Nyla Sharma and Hope Isaacson shared goaltending duties. Scarlett Gamble recorded an assist.
Charlie Deggeller singled home the tying run in the top of the seventh inning but host Santa Clara came back to win it in its half of the seventh and Gunn dropped a 5-4 decision in the season opener for both teams.
Quinton Sterling and Lennon Seiders each collected three hits and drove in a run for the Titans, who play at Los Altos on Friday afternoon. Ryan Barahona also drove in a run.
Sterling gave Gunn a 1-0 lead with a RBI single, scoring Ted Jung, in the top of the second. Seiders hit a solo home run in the third.
Boys water polo
Menlo-Atherton opened its Peninsula Athletic League season with an 11-3 victory over host Carlmont on Wednesday.
The Bears (3-1, 1-0) scored seven goals in the first quarter and relied on a tough defense, led by goalie Jake Taylor.
Jackson Garff and Owen Taylor also had big games for the Bears, who travel to Harker for a game on Friday night.
Menlo-Atherton opened its season with a 2-1 PAL victory over visiting Hillsdale on Wednesday.
The Bears, who scored both of their goals on penalty kicks, hosts Sequoia on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor Baik shot a 39, earning medalist honors, and Menlo beat Notre Dame San Jose, 244-318, in its West Bay Athletic League finale Wednesday.
Other scorers for the Knights (5-1) included Joelle Kim (41), Chloe Lee (49) and Hailey Kim (49).
Gunn dropped a 25-20.23-25,25-13, 25-17 SCVAL De Anza Division decision to visiting Los Altos on Wednesday night.
The Titans (1-7) travel to play Los Gatos on Thursday night.