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Lefty Lancaster leads Mtn. View to softball win over Milpitas

Mountain View High pitcher Reanna Lancaster cooled down a hot Milpitas softball team Thursday, spurring the Spartans to a 4-1 home win.

The junior surrendered just three hits to the Trojans, who came in averaging nearly six runs per game and undefeated in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division.

Mountain View coach Dave Campbell said Lancaster “knew that she would have to bring her best effort to tame the mighty Trojans, (and) she did precisely that.”

Lancaster struck out seven batters and walked only two in a complete-game effort. The lefty allowed just one hit after the first frame, in which Milpitas scored its lone run.

Mountain View (2-1 league, 4-2 overall) scored twice in the second inning to take the lead and added two more runs in the fifth. Freshman Emma Bice collected two of the Spartans’ six hits in the contest. Allie Lundberg drove in two runs.

St. Francis toppled Sobrato 2-0 Saturday in tournament play, scoring both runs in the first inning. The Lancers improved to 3-5.

Boys volleyball

Mountain View tightened its grip on first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division with wins over contenders Monta Vista and Homestead last week.

The Spartans (5-0 league, 13-0 overall) swept Monta Vista March 26 and edged Homestead in five games Friday.

Alec Flowers paced Mountain View in the first match, notching 14 kills, four aces and three blocks. Logan Allen added 10 kills, 22 assists and three blocks. Ryan McLaughlin contributed seven kills and 13 assists.

Jake Stuebner led the Spartans Friday with 24 kills, four blocks and an ace. Flowers and McLaughlin each had 14 kills, while Allen recorded 34 assists.

St. Francis sits atop the West Catholic Athletic League at 7-0 after beating Bellarmine and St. Ignatius in straight games last week. Matthew Larson led the Lancers (7-1 overall) with 10 kills in each match.

Los Altos dropped its SCVAL De Anza Division opener to Fremont, which prevailed in four games March 26. David Stein put up 24 kills and Nathan Smith added nine for the Eagles.

Badminton

Los Altos improved to 2-0 with Thursday’s 20-10 win over rival Mountain View.

The Eagles prevailed at the top boys and girls spots – getting wins from Albert Li and Angela Chen, respectively – and swept mixed doubles.

“The team really looked great tonight – most were hitting their shots and they were able to really control the bird,” Los Altos coach Stefaan Lodge said. “All of the team members were supporting those playing and I think that added to the confidence level of those on the court.”

Earlier in the week, the Eagles clipped Fremont 17-13. Li prevailed at No. 1 boys singles.

Swimming

St. Francis last week continued its domination of the WCAL. The boys and girls teams both routed Valley Christian Thursday to remain undefeated.

The boys won 11 events on their way to a 133-51 victory. Ben Ho won the 200-yard freestyle (1:44) and 50 free (21.41), and was a member of the victorious 200 medley (1:38.52) and 400 free (3:19.10) relay teams. Curtis Ogren was part of both relays, along with the winning 200 free relay team (1:30.23), and claimed the 100 free (48.02).

The St. Francis girls drubbed Valley Christian 128-58 behind Roslyn Lu, who won the 200 individual medley (2:19.40) and 100 butterfly (1:00.40), and swam the third leg of the first-place 200 medley relay (1:53.71).

Baseball

Los Gatos swept Mountain View last week, shutting out the Spartans in both SCVAL De Anza Division games. The Wildcats blanked Mountain View 4-0 March 26 and 9-0 Friday.

Boys tennis

Mountain View triumphed in two of its three matches last week. The Spartans beat Santa Clara 5-1 and Wilcox 4-3 in SCVAL El Camino Division play and fell 6-1 to St. Francis in between outside of league.

Mountain View entered this week 5-3 in league and 6-5 overall.

Los Altos clobbered Cupertino 7-0 Thursday in an SCVAL De Anza Division match. The Eagles won all four singles matches in straight sets, with top player Ovi Fritsch prevailing 6-4, 7-6. The No. 1 doubles team of Sungmin Park and Dhruv Madhok posted a 6-2, 7-5 victory.

Golf

Los Altos eked out a key win over rival Mountain View March 26 in the battle to finish third in the SCVAL De Anza Division.

The Eagles won 211-212 behind 41s from Spencer Katchman and Jack Dexter, who shared medalist honors with Mountain View’s Rohun Saxena at Shoreline Golf Links. Los Altos improved to 3-4-2; Mountain View sank to 3-3-1.

St. Francis defeated Sacred Heart Cathedral 211-231 March 24 in WCAL play. Devrath Das shot 36 for the Lancers to earn medalist honors at Shoreline.

Girls lacrosse

Mountain View dropped both its games last week, slipping to 2-4. The Spartans followed a 10-9 loss to Los Gatos March 26 with a 17-6 defeat at the hands of Saratoga Friday.

Yazmin Lancaster scored five goals over the two games and Linnea Zdepski had four. Goalie Valerie Girerd totaled 16 saves.

Boys lacrosse

Mountain View upended Los Gatos 14-11 Thursday to raise its record to 4-3.

Gymnastics

Los Altos is scheduled to launch its season 4:30 p.m. today against Mountain View and Cupertino. It’s the first of three home meets for the Eagles, guided by new coach Jessica Bouret.

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