PaliHi Results: Lacrosse, Volleyball, Baseball

The Palisades High lacrosse team continues to treat the early part of its schedule like a cakewalk, notching two more victories to run its record to 5-0.

The Dolphins notched a fourth straight shutout last Tuesday when they whitewashed West Ranch, 9-0, and this Monday they rolled past Birmingham, 13-3. Senior attacker Daniel Gurvis led the team through four games with 15 goals.

Following yesterday’s contest, three of PaliHi’s next four contests are on the road. The team hosts Harvard-Westlake on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.


Volleyball Wins First League Road Game

Head coach Randy Stoklos continues to cross items off his checklist.

After winning his coaching debut against Granada Hills, Stoklos won his first career Western League game against Fairfax on March 6, then on Monday, he notched his first career Western League road victory as Pali rolled past Westchester.

The Dolphins (4-2) easily dispatched the Comets, 25-6, 25-9, 25-5, as they snapped a brief two-game losing streak.

Last Friday and Saturday, Pali lost to Bellarmine, 2-1, and Thousand Oaks, 2-0, in the Best of the West tournament

Tomorrow, the Dolphins will play at LACES before hosting Venice, their main league rival, next Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Baseball 3-3 Heading into El Camino Showdown

Despite injuries to key players such as senior pitchers Taylor Stokes and Harrison Simon, the Pali baseball team is 3-3 with a key test looming tomorrow at 3 p.m. at home against perennial City power El Camino Real.

The Dolphins rebounded from a 10-1 loss to Culver City last Tuesday with a 5-3 win over Taft on Thursday, as senior Spencer Simon allowed just one earned run in 4-2/3 innings and junior infielder Harrison McElroy went 2-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs.

“Spencer did a really good job,” head coach Mike Voelkel said. “He has really emerged as one of our go-to guys. He’s not a guy that’s going to light up the radar gun, but he competes and he gives our team a chance to win.”

Following the El Camino game, the Dolphins will face Torrance on Saturday in the Redondo Tournament before opening Western League play on Monday at home against Fairfax at 3 p.m.