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Twin Gunns come out blazing in SCVAL soccer action

Menlo girls finish WBAL tennis season on a high note

Gunn senior Morgan Cianfichi, left, scored Gunn's only goal in a 1-0 win over Los Altos and her twin brother and fellow senior, Joey Cianfichi, right, helped Gunn recover from a two-goal deficit to beat Los Altos. Photos courtesy Sunny Jefferson.

Gunn recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat host Los Altos, 4-3, Tuesday in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division boys' soccer match.

The Titans (5-0-1) fell behind 2-0 in the first 10 minutes of play before regrouping and storming back to tie it by halftime.

Gunn junior Maxime Bromberg started the comeback with a goal and senior Christo Hristov tied the score with a headed goal off a cross from junior Dane Jefferson.

The Titans continued their onslaught following halftime. Sophomore Kevin Landverde put Gunn ahead to stay. Senior Joey Cianfichi, whose play in the midfield was crucial to the comeback, assisted Landverde’s goal and then scored the team’s final goal.

Los Altos scored its final goal with less than two minutes left in the game.

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Gunn remains at home and hosts Los Gatos on Saturday at noon.

Girls’ soccer

Senior Morgan Cianfichi scored a goal and a stingy defense made it hold up as Gunn beat visiting Los Altos, 1-0, in a SCVAL De Anza Division match-up.

Junior goalkeeper Julia Dellenbach helped keep the Eagles out of the net.

Baseball

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Menlo-Atherton rallied to tie the score in the bottom of the seventh inning but ultimately fell to visiting St. Ignatius, 6-3, in a nonleague game Tuesday.

Tommy Eisenstat doubled home two runs to start the rally. Ethan Bergen also drove in a run as the Bears erased a three-run deficit to send the game into extra innings.

The Wildcats scored three times in the top of the eighth to regain the lead. M-A got its leadoff hitter on in the bottom of the eighth but he was stranded.

Starer Nate Baxter allowed three hits in three innings, walking one and striking out six.

Will Cronin and Reno DeBono each collected a pair of hits for Menlo-Atherton, which hosts Sacred Heart Cathedral at noon Saturday.

In a nonleague game played Monday, Sequoia beat Menlo, 10-3.

Addie Ahlström and Lindsey Ball (right) played their final WBAL match and finished with a straight-set win at No.1 doubles. Photo courtesy of Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics.

Girls tennis

Menlo celebrated Senior Day by beating West Bay Athletic rival Sacred Heart Prep, 7-0, in a league finale Tuesday.

Tricia Zhang, Brynn Brady, Natalie Westermann and Charlotte Yao combined to sweep the singles matches, dropping a combined total of four games.

Senior Addie Ahlstrom, normally the Knights (8-1, 5-1) top singles player, was paired with fellow senior Lindsey Ball at No. 1 doubles. They won their match, 6-3, 6-1.

In another WBAL match, Castilleja beat Nueva, 5-2, at Rinconada Park in Palo Alto.

Girls’ tennis, normally played in the fall, will start Central Coast Section competition on May 18, with the finals slated for May 28.

Girls’ golf

Menlo downed Notre Dame-Belmont, 213-258, in a West Bay Athletic League match Tuesday at Baylands Golf Links.

The Knights (4-1) play their final regular-season match Monday, April 12 at Baylands GL against Notre Dame San Jose.

Junior Taylor Baik fired a 38 to earn medalist honors. Freshmen Joelle Kim shot a 39 and Hailey Kim a 40.

Chloe Lee, also a freshman, carded a 42 while sophomores Sydney Fish and Taara Banerjee shot 54 and 57, respectively.

Freshman Savvy Sweet had a 44 for NDB

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Twin Gunns come out blazing in SCVAL soccer action

Menlo girls finish WBAL tennis season on a high note

Uploaded: Wed, Mar 31, 2021, 2:16 am
Updated: Wed, Mar 31, 2021, 5:03 pm

Gunn recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat host Los Altos, 4-3, Tuesday in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division boys' soccer match.

The Titans (5-0-1) fell behind 2-0 in the first 10 minutes of play before regrouping and storming back to tie it by halftime.

Gunn junior Maxime Bromberg started the comeback with a goal and senior Christo Hristov tied the score with a headed goal off a cross from junior Dane Jefferson.

The Titans continued their onslaught following halftime. Sophomore Kevin Landverde put Gunn ahead to stay. Senior Joey Cianfichi, whose play in the midfield was crucial to the comeback, assisted Landverde’s goal and then scored the team’s final goal.

Los Altos scored its final goal with less than two minutes left in the game.

Gunn remains at home and hosts Los Gatos on Saturday at noon.

Girls’ soccer

Senior Morgan Cianfichi scored a goal and a stingy defense made it hold up as Gunn beat visiting Los Altos, 1-0, in a SCVAL De Anza Division match-up.

Junior goalkeeper Julia Dellenbach helped keep the Eagles out of the net.

Baseball

Menlo-Atherton rallied to tie the score in the bottom of the seventh inning but ultimately fell to visiting St. Ignatius, 6-3, in a nonleague game Tuesday.

Tommy Eisenstat doubled home two runs to start the rally. Ethan Bergen also drove in a run as the Bears erased a three-run deficit to send the game into extra innings.

The Wildcats scored three times in the top of the eighth to regain the lead. M-A got its leadoff hitter on in the bottom of the eighth but he was stranded.

Starer Nate Baxter allowed three hits in three innings, walking one and striking out six.

Will Cronin and Reno DeBono each collected a pair of hits for Menlo-Atherton, which hosts Sacred Heart Cathedral at noon Saturday.

In a nonleague game played Monday, Sequoia beat Menlo, 10-3.

Girls tennis

Menlo celebrated Senior Day by beating West Bay Athletic rival Sacred Heart Prep, 7-0, in a league finale Tuesday.

Tricia Zhang, Brynn Brady, Natalie Westermann and Charlotte Yao combined to sweep the singles matches, dropping a combined total of four games.

Senior Addie Ahlstrom, normally the Knights (8-1, 5-1) top singles player, was paired with fellow senior Lindsey Ball at No. 1 doubles. They won their match, 6-3, 6-1.

In another WBAL match, Castilleja beat Nueva, 5-2, at Rinconada Park in Palo Alto.

Girls’ tennis, normally played in the fall, will start Central Coast Section competition on May 18, with the finals slated for May 28.

Girls’ golf

Menlo downed Notre Dame-Belmont, 213-258, in a West Bay Athletic League match Tuesday at Baylands Golf Links.

The Knights (4-1) play their final regular-season match Monday, April 12 at Baylands GL against Notre Dame San Jose.

Junior Taylor Baik fired a 38 to earn medalist honors. Freshmen Joelle Kim shot a 39 and Hailey Kim a 40.

Chloe Lee, also a freshman, carded a 42 while sophomores Sydney Fish and Taara Banerjee shot 54 and 57, respectively.

Freshman Savvy Sweet had a 44 for NDB

Rick Eymer

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