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St. Francis golfer Xu on a hot streak

If Nancy Xu’s sizzling streak continues, she may want to consider exchanging her golf gloves for oven mitts.

“She’s hot right now,” St. Francis High girls golf coach Phil Marrone said of his junior, who last week followed a 2-under-par round at Shoreline Golf Links by shooting 4-under at Poplar Creek Golf Course.

Xu earned medalist honors both days, leading the Lancers to victories over Presentation (20-7-215) and Notre Dame-Belmont (201-241). She has been the medalist in six of St. Francis’ eight West Catholic Athletic League matches, including the last five.

Xu’s nine-hole score of 32 at Poplar Creek Oct. 3 featured four birdies and no bogeys.

“She was complaining that she missed a few putts and that it should have been a 30,” said Marrone, whose team is 6-2.

The coach described Xu’s effort two days earlier at Shoreline as “more exciting.” She birdied four consecutive holes (4-7) but bogeyed holes 1 and 9 on the way to a score of 34.

Combine last week’s performances with her previous round – another 34 at Shoreline – and Xu is 8-under par in her last 27 holes.

Boys water polo

Los Altos dominated Gunn 19-5 Thursday, holding the host Titans scoreless for three quarters. Afsheen Khosraviani recorded 22 saves for the Eagles (6-1 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division, 8-7 overall). Ian McColl tallied seven goals.

Cory McGee and Shawn Welch scored four goals each as St. Francis topped Valley Christian 15-5 Oct. 3. The Lancers improved to 3-0 in the WCAL, 7-5 overall.

Girls water polo

Thirteen players scored for St. Francis in a 19-3 rout of Valley Christian Oct. 3. McKenna Yates and Anna Edgington led the visiting Lancers (3-0 WCAL, 11-2 overall) with three goals each.

Volleyball

St. Francis swept St. Ignatius Thursday behind 11 kills by Chloe Lott, improving to 1-2 in the WCAL and 12-4 overall.

Palo Alto swept visiting Los Altos Thursday in De Anza Division play. Meghan McDermott notched 13 kills for the Eagles (2-4 division, 13-10 overall).

Girls tennis

Mountain View lost at Sacred Heart Prep (6-1 score) and Saratoga (5-2) last week. No. 1 singles player Vivian Li prevailed for the Spartans (1-5 De Anza Division, 4-6 overall) against Saratoga.

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