Our Paly Girls JV and Varsity water polo teams beat Saratoga at home yesterday afternoon to continue our undefeated 2019 in the Paly pool.
JV won 16-1. That not only kept us perfect at home but extended our SCVAL De Anza undefeated streak to 5-0 which gives us sole possession of 1st place. Catherine Giffen was especially tough in the goal; not only stopping shots but also pushing the counter-attack with smart, precise passing down the tank.
Saratoga's varsity had no answer for Hana Erickson, who scored 9 of Paly's 16 goals (other goals by Lulu Gaither 3, Kira Sterling 2, Grace Lindstrom and Julia Ragno). We never trailed but we found ourselves tied 3-3 before amping up the energy to pull away in the 2nd half. Jacque Lai led the team with 2 assists and Hana led with 3 steals.
Our next game is at Los Gatos on Tuesday against the defending JV and Varsity SCVAL champions.
photo: Hana Erickson drills one of her 9 goals past Saratoga's cage keeper
credit: Peter Noone