Michel Ange-Siaba's versatility gives Palo Alto boys soccer coach Don Briggs the kind of problem any coach would love to have. Ange-Siaba is not only a top-notch field player, he's one of the better goalkeepers too.
Fortunately for Briggs and the Vikings, Kiran Misner handles goalkeeper duties well enough to allow Ange-Siaba to roam around and make things happen offensively.
The formula worked Monday in Palo Alto's 2-0 nonleague victory over visiting Sequoia. Ange-Siaba worked a scoreless first half and then played the field while Misner minded the net for the second half.
Ange-Siaba's play helped create a scoring chance about 10 minutes into the second half that Isaiah Schoenberger finished.
Thomas Crouch, known for his defensive prowess, combined with Jack Stoksik on a corner kick to make it 2-0. Stoksik put the ball up for Crouch to head in a beautiful goal.
The Vikings (5-1) play Cupertino in the Homestead Christmas Cup on Saturday.
Sophia Bernal and Michaela Bloyd each recorded a goal and an assist in helping St. Francis beat visiting Aptos, 3-1, in a nonleague game on Monday.
Sara Paulson also scored while Katherine Paulson and Riley Burrill each had an assist.
The Lancers (4-1) meet Mountain View at 1:20 p.m. Saturday in the championship game of the Firebird Classic at Fremont High in Sunnyvale.
The two teams met in the first round of last year's Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs, with the Spartans, the Open Division runnerup, taking a 1-0 victory.