Gunn boys play Cupertino to a draw in league soccer action


Ben Quinn scored twice and Leo Lindo added a goal but the Gunn boys soccer team had to settle for a tie, 3-3, with host Cupertino in a SCVAL El Camino Division match Thursday.

The Titans (1-0-1, 4-2-2) host Milpitas at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

All six goals were scored in a wild first half that also included several big saves from goalie Cooper Smith.

In De Anza Division action, Palo Alto (0-1, 6-2) dropped a 4-2 decision to host Los Altos.

The Vikings host Mountain View at 3 p.m. Tuesday and the Titans welcome Milpitas for a 6 p.m. contest on Tuesday.

Girls' soccer

Castilleja opened its WBAL Skyline Division season Thursday with a 2-0 victory over host Eastside Prep.

Georgia Nieh and Kate Sands each scored for the Gators (1-0, 3-5), who host Mercy-San Francisco on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Eastside Prep (0-1, 1-4) travels to Pinewood for a league game Tuesday.

While league play in the SCVAL El Camino Division is only two games old, Gunn made a statement with its 4-3 victory over visiting Cupertino on Thursday night.

The Titans (2-0, 4-5-1) and Pioneers (1-1, 4-4-1) put on an offensive display, tallying a combined seven goals.

Junior forward/midfielder Natalie Hill led the way for the Titans with two goals while sophomore center midfielder Hailey Leclerc recorded two assists.

Freshman Phoebe Cox had a goal and an assist and sophomore Lily Jose added a goal, with an assist from sophomore Solene Bonnet, to secure the win for the Titans.

Gunn travels to Milpitas for a league match on Tuesday.

Pinewood (0-2, 3-4-1) dropped a 4-2 decision to host Harker (2-0, 5-5-1). The Panthers received goals from Hazel Skousen and Caleigh Page. Zarin Mohsenin had an assist.

In the De Anza Division, Palo Alto remained undefeated, beating visiting Saratoga, 3-0.

The Vikings (1-0, 6-0), playing their first match in nearly three weeks, received a pair of goals from Tess Preising and one from Ally Scheve.

Emily Tomz recorded a pair of assists for Paly, which plays a nonleague match at Sacred Heart Prep on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Girls basketball

Menlo-Atherton beat host Sacred Heart Prep, 73-41, in a nonleague game Thursday. It was their second meeting in a week, following the Bears (10-1) win over the Gators (7-3) in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament championship game.

The Gators were within 34-31 at halftime before M-A pulled away.

Sacred Heart Prep doubled- and tripled-teamed M-A’s forwards in the paint, which opened up the outside for the Bears, who produced five 3-pointers in the first half, two each from juniors Stella Kailahi and Carly McLanahan, and one from sophomore Mele Kailahi.

Senior point guard Ilana Baer led all M-A scorers in the first half with eight points. Junior forward Greer Hoyem, who averages about 20 points a game, was held to seven.

The Gators were led by freshman Charlotte Levinson, who had all of her 15 points in the first half.

The Bears, finishing with 14 3s, scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, in the third quarter and limited the Gators to six points.

Stella Kailahi led the Bears with 23 points, including five 3-pointers, McLanahan finished with 18, including six 3-pointers, and Mele Kailahi finished with 13 and a trio of 3-pointers.

The Bears host Half Moon Bay at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Palo Alto, which plays at Gunn at 6:15 p.m. Friday night, celebrated coach Scott Peters' 200th career victory by making 18 3-pointers en route to an 81-46 SCVAL De Anza Division win over Saratoga on Wednesday.

Lauren Koyama was 5-of-8 from long range and finished with 19 points.

Carly Leong and Ellie Jefferies each added four 3-pointers. Leong scored a game-high 23 points and Jeffries added 12.

Julie Chandler and Skylar Burris each added 10 points for the Vikings, who were 18-of-39 from 3-point land and 29-of-58 overall.

The unofficial girls' record for 3-pointers in a game is 19, by Pinewood in 2003.


Palo Alto opened league play with a convincing 71-9 victory over visiting Lynbrook on Thursday.

Peter Graham (106), Riley Tsang (132), Erik Shubert (138) and Macguire Ferrell (160) each earned their first varsity win.

Junior Elliot Clark (182) also earned his first varsity victory, recording a first-period pin.

Other notable wins by pin were Andrew Wang (126), Seth Goyal (145) and Alex Daw (220).

In a girls bout, Masako Perez took a 7-0 decision over her opponent.

The Vikings travel to Cupertino on Saturday for a tournament.


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