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Palo Alto boys remain undefeated with yet another shutout

 

Getting goals from five different players, the Palo Alto boys rolled to a 5-0 nonleague soccer victory over visiting Lynbrook on Friday and remained unbeaten on the season at 11-0-1. It was the Vikings' third straight shutout and ninth on the season.

Seniors Dami Bolarinwa and Cole Tierney teamed up for the first, and winning, goal in the ninth minute with Bolarinwa getting the goal. In the 20th minute, junior Michel-Ange Siaba tallied an unassisted goal. Just before halftime, seniors Ariya Momeny and Roberto Sotelo teamed up with Momeny scoring

In the second half, junior Jack Stoksik made it 4-0 with senior Declan Cassini assisting before Sotelo finished the scoring with an unassisted goal.

Palo Alto has three league matches this week and hopes to improve upon its 5-0 mark and league lead in the SCVAL De Anza Division.

Speaking of the De Anza Division, Gunn (0-4-2, 0-9-2) played Homestead in a back-and-forth match with the teams battling to a 2-2 deadlock. Gunn's first goal was made by freshman Eric Tang with a nice pass from senior Cristobal Gonzales. The second goal was shot by freshman Juan Bello from a pass from senior Jake Mantin.

In the PAL Bay Division, Menlo-Atherton remained atop the standings with a 2-0 victory over visiting Aragon on Friday. The Bears (5-1, 9-2) scored both of their goals in the first half with Jean Claverie providing the winning goal on an assist from Ethan Oro and Oro adding an insurance goal with Riu Sakaguchi providing the assist.

In the West Bay Athletic League, Peter Love scored on an unassisted goal in the first half and his Sacred Heart Prep teammates made the goal stand up with a solid defensive effort that resulted in a 1-0 victory over host Crystal Springs on Friday in Hillsborough. The Gators improved to 3-1-1 in league and 6-4-3 overall.

Girls soccer

Gunn wrapped up the first half of its SCVAL El Camino Division schedule and stretched its winning streak to three with a 3-0 victory over visiting Monta Vista.

After battling to a scoreless first half, the Titans (4-2, 6-5) started the second half strongly and had a number of opportunities, but couldn't score. The Titans then scored three goals in rapid succession in the last 15 minutes to ruin the Matadors' attempt at an upset.

Gunn sophomore Natalie Hill opened the scoring by first timing a cross by senior Kia Green deep in the box. This was followed by Hill converting on a direct free kick for the second goal. The final goal was scored by freshman Hailey Leclerc, who fired a shot into the back of the net from about 30 yards out.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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