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Girls’ lacrosse dominates over Leland chargers 21-9

Girls’ lacrosse dominates over Leland chargers 21-9

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The girls’ lacrosse team dominated the Leland Chargers 21-9 on Tuesday, April 28th at home. The Vikings are 1st in their league. Maya Benatar (‘16) believes the team got off to a slow start in the first half. “I definitely think it was a rough start, we lost a lot of draws and missed a of...

Girls’ Lacrosse soars above the Falcons to take the win 15-6

Girls’ Lacrosse soars above the Falcons to take the win 15-6

Anna Dukovic and Hayley Poore
March 17, 2015
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

The Vikings crushed the Saratoga Falcons 15-6 at home on Tuesday night. The game started rapidly with a goal from Allie Peery (‘15) for the Vikings in the first two minutes. Saratoga was quick to follow, scoring a goal less than two minutes after that. Paly took the lead once again after scoring three...

Keep your head in the game

Keep your head in the game

Kylie Callan and Bryn Carlson
February 11, 2015
Filed under Baseball, Features, Lacrosse - Boys, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball, Water Polo - Boys

One in five high school athletes will sustain a sports concussion during their season. At a school like Paly, where a large part of the student body is involved in athletics, this fact can create a big problem that includes the students, their families, their teachers and the administration. A concussion...

True passion

Kylie Callan and Reuben Kramer
December 12, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Basketball - Girls, Features, Lacrosse - Girls, Soccer - Boys, Soccer - Girls, Softball, Swimming - Boys, Tennis - Girls, Top Stories, Volleyball

Shawn Johnson began gymnastics at the age of three. Ryan Lochte first learned to swim at age five. Abby Wambach dribbled her first soccer ball at the age of four. Since then, they have spent innumerable hours working towards greatness. Their efforts have earned them a place in history. Their names have...

Girls’ Lacrosse secures SCVAL championship over Saratoga 15-13

Girls’ Lacrosse secures SCVAL championship over Saratoga 15-13

Bryn Carlson, Staff Writer
May 18, 2014
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

On Saturday morning, the girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Saratoga Falcons in the SCVAL (Santa Clara Valley Athletic League) finals, clinching the coveted league championship for Paly for the first time since 2010. Saratoga came out strong during the first half, earning three goals early on before...

Lady Vikes crush Leland 19-5 in first round of SCVAL

Zoe Bhargava and Alex Murray
May 12, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports

On Monday night, Paly girls’ lacrosse dominated over the Leland High School Chargers in the first round of Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) playoffs. It was a spirited offensive performance from the Lady Vikes, with Allie Peery (‘15) leading the way with eight of her team’s goals. Peery...

Girls’ lacrosse prevails over Los Gatos 16-8 on Senior Night

Girls’ lacrosse prevails over Los Gatos 16-8 on Senior Night

Zoe Bhargava, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Spring Sports, Top Stories

On Friday Night, the Paly girls' lacrosse team honored its seniors in one of their last home games of the season as they triumphed over Los Gatos 16-8. "I think we did really well, it was really fun playing with the seniors at a home game with a big crowd," Allie Peery ('15) said. The game started...

Girls’ lacrosse clinches close win against St. Francis

Girls’ lacrosse clinches close win against St. Francis

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer
May 3, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

Girls' lacrosse beat St. Francis after letting the Lancers gain a seven-point lead in the first half. The Vikings played the Lancers in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) finals last year, but lost 16-15 in sudden-death triple overtime. In that game, the Vikings were up 9-3 at half, but the...

Girls’ lacrosse prevails, beating Gunn High School 10-9

Girls’ lacrosse prevails, beating Gunn High School 10-9

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls, Top Stories

The Paly girls’ lacrosse team defeated home-town rival, and number one seeded team, Gunn, with a final score of 10-9. The game started off with Gunn scoring two goals in the first two minutes of the game, giving them the early lead. Paly quickly retaliated with a play by Maya Benatar (‘16) driving...

Girls’ lacrosse triumphs over Pioneer, 17-6

Alys Olmstead, Staff Writer
April 25, 2014
Filed under Lacrosse - Girls

The Paly girls’ lacrosse team conquered the Pioneer High School Mustangs with a score of 17-6. The win allowed the team to improve its league record to 6-2-0. The game started close with Maya Benatar (‘16) scoring Paly’s first goal, but Pioneer quickly retaliated and found the net for their...

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