Palo Alto boys beat Sequoia in nonleague soccer match


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.

Girls soccer

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.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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Posted by briggs
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:28 am

That Coach Briggs!!! All he knows how to do is win bebeee!!! He just gets after it year after year and always gets the most out of his guys, reminds of a older Jim Harbough!!!

I hear he is also improving in the "not being so cheap" area and is really starting to show growth in getting the wallet out, according to his Lead Asst. Coach, Chauncy The Gardner, the man for all your window cleaning needs !


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