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Local soccer teams all begin their seasons 2-0

 

The Sacred Heart Prep boys' soccer team continued its explosive early season with a 5-0 nonleague victory over host Riordan on Wednesday in San Francisco.

After two matches, the Gators (2-0) are averaging five goals per game. Alec Mishra scored once and assisted on two other goals to lead a balanced attack. Freshman Isaac Polkinhorne added one goal and one assist, with his goal being assisted by his brother, goalie Max Polkinhorne. Another brother duo, Will and Alec Mishra, accounted for the Gators' fourth goal.

In Atherton, Menlo School opened its season with a 3-1 nonleague loss to visiting Los Altos on Wednesday. Ryan Karle scored the lone goal for the Knights off an assist from Sam Parker, who ran in the CIF State Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

Palo Alto (2-0) will return to action in the Winter Soccer Classic in the East Bay on Thursday after opening with a pair of wins this week. The most recent came Tuesday, a 3-2 triumph over host Foothill (Pleasanton). John Richardson scored two goals for the Vikings before Skyler Felt tallied the winning goal with just 40 seconds left to play.

Boys' basketball

Palo Alto senior guard Max Schmarzo poured in a career-high 40 points to pace the Vikings to a 72-35 season-opening victory over host San Mateo on Wednesday night.

Girls' basketball

Gunn opened its season with a 51-44 victory over Convent of the Sacred Heart in the opening round of the Burlingame Tournament on Wednesday.

Girls' soccer

Castilleja remained unbeaten after two preseason soccer matches following a 3-1 nonleague victory over visiting Capuchino on Wednesday at the Mayfield Soccer Complex.

Junior Caitlin Colvin gave the Gators a 1-0 lead just 12 minutes into the match, scoring off a cross from freshman Gabby Kaplan. After Capuchino evened the score 17 minutes into the second half, Castilleja's Emily Mosbacher scored from 25 yards out. Two minutes later, junior Martha Harding flicked a header to Colvin, who scored her second goal for the final tally.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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