Two Lancers finish in top 35 at state golf tourney; SF teams win NorCal water polo titles

Phil Marrone/Special to the Town Crier
St. Francis High golfers Aishvarya Bedi, left, and Jacqueline “Doodle” Yuen competed in last week’s state championships.

St. Francis High sent two girls to last week’s state golf championships, and coach Phil Marrone said both sophomores performed well on the challenging Poppy Hills Golf Course.

Aishvarya Bedi tied for 24th with an 8-over-par 79, while Jacqueline “Doodle” Yuen tied for 34th with a 10-over-par 81.

“The girls did fine at state,” Marrone said after the Nov. 14 event. “Both were very solid 95 percent of the time. (They made) very few mistakes, but Poppy Hills thrives on mistakes and was able to deliver the occasional trainwreck.”

Neither player bagged a birdie at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. Bedi finished with five bogeys and Yuen had six.

Among the 54 participants, only individual champion Zoe Campos of West Ranch shot below par (2-under 69).

Water polo

The St. Francis boys and girls water polo teams returned from Sacramento Saturday with Northern California Division II championships.

On the boys side, the top-seeded Lancers (20-9) defeated No. 3 Rio Americano 12-6 in its home pool. Up 6-3 at halftime, St. Francis pulled away with a 4-0 run in the third quarter.

The Lancers beat No. 4 Garces Memorial 16-11 in the semifinals earlier in the day.

The St. Francis girls (20-10) edged No. 2 Sanger 7-5 in their title game at Rio Americano. The Lancers outscored Sanger 1-0 in the fourth quarter.

Earlier in the day, St. Francis crushed Carondelet 9-1 in the semifinals.

Girls volleyball

Seventh-seeded St. Francis played No. 2 Moreau Catholic close in all three sets but wasn’t able to pull out a win Thursday in the Northern California Open Division quarterfinals.

The host Wildcats defeated the Lancers 26-24, 25-21, 29-27 in Kentfield.

“Great match on both sides,” St. Francis coach Mike Rubin said. “I thought that was the best that our girls had played all year.”

St. Francis senior Mollie Ebertin recorded 16 kills and 17 digs – both team highs. Rachel Hunsaker added nine kills, Gabrielle Heller tallied eight and Kelley Levaggi had seven.

Freshman setter Allison Ko notched 23 assists and eight digs.

The Lancers finished the season 21-14; Moreau Catholic improved to 31-4.

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