Prep report: SH Prep improves to 3-0 in boys soccer

Seto Nathan (4) attempts to control the ball for Palo Alto. Photo by David Hickey.

Alexi Stavropoulos scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Sacred Heart boys' soccer team won its third straight to open the season, beating visiting Mountain View, 5-1, in a nonleague contest Thursday.

Liam Johnson, Max Sloat, Kevin Box and Victor Micha also scored for the Gators (3-0), who were playing their home opener. Chase Dolinko and Kyle Nilsson added assists.

Sacred Heart Prep is in the middle of playing four of its first five matches on the road. The Gators visit Palma for a 1 p.m. game Saturday in Salinas. They play at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Tuesday.

Jason Shorin scored for Palo Alto but visiting San Benito beat the Vikings 2-1 in a Homestead Holiday Tournament contest Thursday.

Palo Alto (2-1-1) returns to Homestead for another tournament game Saturday, playing North Monterey County at 11:30 a.m.

Girls basketball

Avery Lee scored 16 points and recorded five assists to help Menlo School open the Alameda Tournament with a 66-39 victory over Granada on Thursday.

The Knights (3-1) meet Logan on Friday at Alameda High. The Colts opened the tournament with a 61-53 victory over Clayton Valley Charter.

Ila Lane recorded a double-double with 19 points and 18 rebounds to help Priory open the Terra Nova Tournament with a 47-37 victory over Lick Wilmerding on Thursday.

Gabby Ruiz added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers (3-1), who meet Moreau Catholic in Friday's 6:15 p.m. semifinal. The Mariners (2-0) beat International, 45-23.

Priory's Annabelle North added 10 points, four rebounds and a pair of steals.

At the King's Academy Tournament in Sunnyvale, Katie Fearon scored 15 points and Sammy Wong added 13 but Castilleja fell to Hillsdale 56-49 in a first round game Thursday.

Natalie Chen and Lauren Sibley combined for another 14 points for the Gators (1-4), who play again Friday in a consolation contest.

Gunn (0-6) lost to host Terra Nova (1-2) in the first sound of the Jim Soden Invitational on Thursday.

Girl's soccer

Host Westmont scored late, handing Menlo its first loss after four wins, 1-0, Thursday. The match was part of the Firebird Classic.

The Knights (4-1) and Warriors (1-0-2) were locked in a stalemate until the 77th minute of the game when Kylie Love scored the winner.

"It was a solid performance against a tough opponent," Menlo coach Ross Ireland said. "There was very little separating two excellent passing teams."

Senior Sophie Jones again had a standout game, along with junior Katie Aufricht's commanding midfield play, including a long-range shot that hit the bar, and senior Emily Tse, who contributed her "usual energetic and technical game."

The Knights meet Gunn (1-3-1) at 3:20 p.m. Saturday in the third round of the Firebird Classic at Fremont High.

Priory beat host Hillsdale, 4-0, in a nonleague contest on Thursday. The Panthers (3-1) play Scotts Valley at the Firebird Classic at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Titans dropped a 2-1 game to visiting South San Francisco (3-1-1) in another tournament game Thursday.

Boys basketball

Menlo returns to the Burlingame Lions Tournament championship after a 56-38 victory over El Camino on Thursday.

Menlo (2-0) will face Stuart Hall of San Francisco (6-1), which held off Palo Alto 47-42 in the other semifinal.

It will be a Knights vs. Knights duel in the final at 8 pm Friday, Dec. 7, at Burlingame High.

Menlo opened an early lead and was ahead 37-14 by halftime.

Junior Cole Kastner led 10 players in scoring with 12 points. He also had a team-high nine rebounds.

Senior Miles Dorosin added eight points and junior Justin Sellers scored seven.

Senior Matt Flower posted five rebounds and five points while senior Sam Fortenbaugh and junior Max Huber each had five points and four rebounds.

Freshman Garret Keyhani pulled down seven rebounds and added three points while junior Miles Hester had a team-high four assists, four rebounds and two steals.

Gunn lost to Saratoga, 71-58, in the Los Gatos Tournament on Thursday. The Titans (2-2) play again Friday.

Eastside Prep lost to Clayton Valley Charter in the first round of the Granada Tournament in Livermore. The Panthers (1-2) meet American at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a consolation game.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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