Menlo, SHP on collision course in WBAL boys soccer

Menlo-Atherton beat Carlmont, 1-0, on Wednesday. Pictured is M-A goalie Charles McKay. Photo by Bob Dahlberg.

Liam Johnson converted a penalty kick and added three assists as the Sacred Heart Prep boys soccer team team opened West Bay Athletic League with a 6-0 victory over visiting Priory on Wednesday.

Chase Dolinko added a pair of goals for the Gators (7-0-1, 1-0), who face an early season challenge when Menlo School makes the trip up Valparaiso for a 3:30 p.m. match Friday.

Aaron Morgan/Pam McKenney
Menlo topped visiting The King's Academy, 4-0, Wednesday in its league opener. Jonny Ebrahimian scored twice for the Knights (8-1-1, 1-0). Aaron Morgan and Jackson Aldrich also scored.

Sacred Heart Prep opened a 3-0 lead in the first half, as Johnson was involved with all three goals. He opening the scoring with a penalty kick and then assisted goals by Alexi Stavropoulos and Dolinko.

Brian Tinsley scored in the opening minutes of the second half with an assist from Stavropoulos. Aidan Bassett, with a little help from Johnson, and Dolinko, with an assist by Tommy Horgan, finished the scoring.

Ebrahimian scored an unassisted goal for Menlo's early lead, which also stood at halftime.

Ebrahimian opened the second-half scoring with an assist from Tor Micaelian. Aaron Morgan and Jackson Aldrich also scored for the Knights, with assists from Connor Nelson and Bobby Shove, respectively.

The King's Academy hosts Crystal Springs Uplands at 4 p.m. Friday. The Gryphons were scheduled to play visiting Eastside Prep on Wednesday.

Peninsula Athletic League

Menlo-Atherton beat host Carlmont, 1-0, on Wednesday and takes a 4-3-2, 2-0-1 record into Friday's game at Aragon, which is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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