Soccer: Gunn earns boys title; Menlo, SHP girls earn CCS spots | News | Palo Alto Online |


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

What is it worth to you?


There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Redwood City gets two new barbecue restaurants
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 7,750 views

Flying: How to lower your impact
By Sherry Listgarten | 20 comments | 3,416 views

Overachieving in High School: Is It Worth It?
By Jessica Zang | 24 comments | 2,758 views

My angst about the disaster of these two debates
By Diana Diamond | 34 comments | 1,986 views

Finding Your Calling
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,392 views


Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

Contest Details