Valley Christian was the Central Coast Section’s best in girls golf on Tuesday, individually and as a team.
Varsha Ramachandran shot 3-under 69 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch to win the section’s individual championship by a stroke over her Valley Christian teammate, Joyce Zhang, and a duo from Stevenson, Lucinda Wu and Nicole Iniakov.
Leland’s Lexi Lowe and Harker’s Allison Yang each shot 72.
Valley Christian placed first in the team standings, finishing at 385. Stevenson (393) was second and Harker (407) took third.
The top three teams and four individuals not on a qualifying team move on to the NorCal regionals on Monday at Berkeley Country Club.
Lowe, Saratoga’s Millie Wang (73), Los Altos’ Camille Thai (73) and Pioneer’s Katelyn Chang (75) advanced individually.
James Logan’s Alyssa Lim shot 1-under 70 on Monday at Tilden Park Golf Club in Berkeley to win the North Coast Section Division I individual championship.
She finished one stroke lower than Dougherty Valley’s Michelle Ho and Bishop O’Dowd’s Sydney Silva.
Dougherty Valley captured the team title, shooting 413. Monte Vista (421) took second and Carondelet (421) was third.
The top three teams and four individuals not on a qualifying team advance to NorCals on Monday.
Lim, Silva, Branson’s Elizabeth Liu (73) and Mission San Jose’s Michelle Woo (73) were the individuals who qualified for the regionals.
Los Gatos 3, Leigh 0
In preparation for its quarterfinal match on Tuesday night at home against seventh-seeded Leigh, Los Gatos focused on playing a clean match with minimal errors. To that end, the Wildcats were on point as they advanced with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 victory.
“The team really put that practice mindset into play and I could not be more proud of our team,” coach Nicole Ciari said in an email. “It was great to see all that hard work in practice was paying off.”
Freshman right-side hitter Britt Melinauskas had what Ciari called “an amazing match” as the team’s setters worked hard to get her the ball. Melinauskas was Los Gatos’ “big point scorer,” Ciari said.
Setter Maya Walker diversified the Los Gatos attack, making the Wildcats unpredictable and creating scoring opportunities.
Sarah Herman, Mia Halsey and Nicole Steiner hustled to retrieve “every ball they could up in the back row and worked well together in serve receive,” Ciari added.
Los Gatos (17-9) will play host to third-seeded Branham on Thursday. The Bruins advanced with a 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-13 victory over sixth-seeded Carlmont.
Mountain View 3, Homestead 1
Mallory Berent had 12 kills and Emmy Thomander finished with 10 to help lead fourth-seeded Mountain View to a 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory at home over fifth-seeded Homestead.
The Spartans also got seven kills each from Addy Kopp and Katy Yu and terrific defense from libero Kendyll Winn, who gave her team steady serve receive and timely digs.
Alex Sakamoto also stood out for Mountain View serving and defensively as the Spartans (24-7) advanced to the semifinals on Thursday.
Aragon 3, Sobrato 0
Top-seeded Aragon moved on to the semifinals with a 25-17, 25-11, 28-26 victory at home over ninth-seeded Sobrato.
Kaylee Clayton led Sobrato with 15 kills, 17 digs and an ace as the Morgan Hill school’s season came to an end. Sobrato also got 27 assists, five aces and an assisted block from Jordan Bouton.
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Aragon will play host to fourth-seeded San Mateo on Thursday. San Mateo beat fifth-seeded Lynbrook 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 on Tuesday.
In the other semifinal on Thursday, sixth-seeded Woodside will travel to second-seeded Monta Vista.
Tuesday, Woodside upset third-seeded Gunn 25-22, 25-23, 25-21 and Monta Vista defeated 10th-seeded Westmont 25-19, 26-28, 25-14, 25-16.