Varsity Boys Soccer

Mountain View 2, Palo Alto 2

Date of competition: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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The Palo Alto boys' soccer team suffered more than its fourth straight tie in the SCVAL De Anza Division, 2-2 with at first-place Mountain View on Wednesday, when junior goalie Kris Hoglund broke his leg during a collision just before halftime. He will be lost for the remainder of the soccer season and most likely will miss the lacrosse season, as well.

Hoglund helped hold the Spartans scoreless in the first half. He had been sharing time in goal with Austin Shiau, who also is injured. After Hoglund was hurt, senior Tony Panayides traded in his game jersey for the goalie jersey and helped keep the Vikings (2-0-4, 6-2-5) in the game.

Mountain View took the lead in the second half on a direct-kick deflection off Panayides. Palo Alto made it 1-1 on a direct kick by John Richardson. The Spartans regained the lead in the final 10 minutes when a hard cross was slightly deflected by a Paly defender and went into the upper corner. Paly got the game-tying goal when Austin Smith flicked a header to James Maa, whose header found the net.

SCVAL De Anza Division
Palo Alto 0 2 -- 2
Mountain View 0 2 -- 2
Paly -- Richardson (unassisted), Maa (Smith)
MView -- M. Wilson (Hanley), Landrith (Hanley)
Records: Palo Alto 2-0-4 (6-2-5); Mountain View 4-0-2 (9-1-3)

posted by Palo Alto Online on Jan 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

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