Prep soccer: Menlo girls win WBAL title with a tie vs. SHP

Sophie Jones scored a goal and had an assist in Menlo's 2-2 tie with Sacred Heart Prep on Friday. Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

Sophie Jones and Carolina Espinosa each scored a goal and recorded an assist as the Menlo School girls' soccer clinched the West Bay Athletic League Foothill Division championship, tying Sacred Heart Prep, 2-2, at home Friday.

Menlo (16-1-1, 7-0-2) is four points ahead of Notre Dame Belmont with one match to play. The Knights finish the regular season Monday at Mercy-Burlingame and then prepare for the Central Coast Section playoffs that begin next Saturday.

Ana Schremp
The Gators (2-4-3) were led by Juliana Rosen, who scored both goals.

In other Foothill matches, Notre Dame Belmont downed Mercy Burlingame, 4-3, and Priory tied The King's Academy, 3-3.

In the Skyline Division, Castilleja knocked off league leader Crystal Springs Uplands 3-2 and will host Harker on Monday at El Camino Park in Palo Alto at 3:30 p.m.

Senior Danika Heaney recorded a goal and an assist as Gunn downed visiting Lynbrook, 3-1, in a SCVAL El Camino Division game Friday. Ana Schremp and Emersen Sweeney also scored for the Titans (10-7-2, 9-2), who travel to play Cupertino at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Annah Turner added an assist.

Sweeney has a team-high six goals and 16 points. Heaney and Schremp each have five goals.

In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Palo Alto and Santa Clara played to a 1-1 tie. The Vikings (2-10-6, 1-6-4) host Fremont at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Boys soccer

Woodside lost to Carlmont, 2-1, in a Peninsula Athletic League contest Friday. The Wildcats (1-13-1, 1-9-2) travel to play Menlo-Atherton at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Menlo-Atherton (9-6-3, 7-3-2) dropped a 1-0 decision to host Burlingame in a battle for first place.

In the SCVAL El Camino Division, Lynbrook topped Gunn, 2-0. The Titans (8-5-4, 4-3-4) host Cupertino at 6 p.m. Wednesday,

In the SCVAL De Anza Division, Palo Alto and Santa Clara played to a scoreless draw. The Vikings (9-3-7, 4-2-5) play at Santa Clara at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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