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Soccer: Gunn earns boys title; Menlo, SHP girls earn CCS spots

 

The Gunn boys soccer team clinched the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division title Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over host Monta Vista.

Gunn had a few scoring opportunities in the first half but couldn’t capitalize, heading into halftime with a scoreless tie.

In the second half, senior Rayan Taghizadeh scored a break away goal from an overhead through ball delivered by junior Nickolas Romero.

Junior Joey Cianfichi added another goal off a penalty kick, earned after freshman Kevin Landverde was taken down in the box while driving to the goal. Monte Vista scored a last-minute goal in the game.

Gunn's final regular season game and Senior Night is Friday at 5:30. Seniors will be acknowledged at 5pm.

Girls soccer

In West Bay Athletic League play, Sacred Heart Prep beat host The King's Academy 2-0, Menlo School beat Mercy Burlingame 2-0 and Notre Dame Belmont downed visiting Priory 5-1.

The Knights (9-4-6, 6-1-2) secured a Central Coast Section berth and second place in the WBAL behind Notre Dame Belmont and ahead of third place Sacred Heart Prep with one game left in the regular season.

Against Mercy, Menlo broke a halftime tie when junior Siena Gavin converted off a corner kick.

Dartmouth-bound Carly Retterer added an insurance goal with seven minutes left for the Knights.

Lilly Lynch and Juliana Rosen each scored for SHP and Hadley Twichell and Elle Lessing provided the assists as the Gators (6-6-6, 5-3-1) which clinched third place in the WBAL.

In the El Camino Division, Pinewood beat Eastside Prep 2-0 and Crystal Springs Uplands topped Castilleja 3-1.

— Palo Alto Sports Online

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